Midterm Review for Tenure-Accruing Faculty
The midterm review for tenure-accruing faculty examines
the progress toward tenure, as outlined in the criteria of Chapter II, Section C, for
library faculty who have completed three years of service. In addition, progress toward
promotion to the next rank will be reviewed. The review should provide
guidance to non-tenured librarians, recommending activities and assignments to
strengthen their record and identifying specific areas for improvement.
The midterm review takes place prior to the end of the
third year of academic service. To determine the year in which the midterm packet must be
completed, add a "3" to the year appointed to the tenure track. See
the table below for examples.
Packet Submission Date
December 15, 2009
December 15, 2010
December 15, 2011
December 15, 2012
December 15, 2013
- The packet for each library faculty member
should contain the following documentation for the three years under
- Chair/Associate Chair letter
- Tenure/promotion form. The
form can be found on the Office of the Provost Tenure and Promotion
Information Web page.
- Annual assignments, including
- Annual activity reports
- Annual evaluations
- Current vita
No letters from referees
- A departmental committee of tenured faculty will review all
documentation and discuss the candidate's progress toward tenure. The
results of the department's discussion will be reflected in the chair or
associate chair's letter of transmittal and a copy of this letter is sent to the candidate.
- By December 15th, the packets must be submitted to the Human
- By February 15th, the Tenure and Promotion Committee will submit
to the candidate, the candidate's chair/supervisor and the appropriate associate
dean a fact-finding report on his/her progress toward tenure. The report
should highlight areas of strength and discuss any areas that need
improvement. Prior to delivery, the Dean of Libraries will review the
report and offer any additional comments.
- By March 15th, the candidate will meet with the Tenure and
Promotion Committee to review their findings and discuss ways to
strengthen his/her packet for the tenure review. The department chair and
supervisor will be invited to this meeting, and the candidate may also
invite his/her mentor.
- A copy of
the midterm review packet will be retained in the Libraries’ Human
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