January

Quick Overview

  • Promotion to full professor and update reports due January 15
  • Interim progress reports for associate professors in their fourth year in rank due January 15
  • Receive memo regarding staffing proposals for new tenure-track positions due March 1 for CEP
  • Confirm CAP interviews for tenure or tenure-track job candidates, if any
  • Annual Update(s) on Professional Work due; faculty must submit to be eligible for merit raises
  • Course packet and catalog copy due to Registrar’s Office early February
  • Hire spring semester undergraduate teaching assistants

Evaluation

Interim progress report for associate professor in 4th year – the full professors of the evaluating unit write a progress report for consideration by the CAP. Faculty HandbookSection II-M

Promotion to full professor reports for associate professors in sixth year in rank is due from full professors of the evaluating unit. Full professors on leave must either participate fully in the evaluation process of all associate professors or submit a letter evaluating the work of each candidate. Faculty HandbookSection II-M

If promotion did not take place in the sixth year, the evaluating unit writes an update in each successive year until promotion takes place. This update provides commentary on the progress made in the intervening year.

If you have a non-tenured faculty member coming up for tenure in the fall of the next academic year, you should consider moving forward with selection of four outside reviewers for scholarship. The official deadline for receipt of all materials (to the chair) to be considered in the process is July 1, but it is good to be thinking of potential reviewers well in advance (Faculty HandbookSection II-L
).

Staffing/Hiring

The CEP asks to be provided with staffing proposals for new tenure-track positions by March 1. Departments or programs wishing to make such a request should use January and February to meet and craft their proposals. Later, in April, those same proposals are submitted to the CAP as part of Staffing Report Part I.

Confirm CAP interviews for tenure or tenure-track job candidates, if any

Curriculum

You will receive a WSP memo from the dean of faculty’s office. This memo, based on your department/program’s total FTE for the following year, indicates how many Winter Study courses your department/program is required to offer, and how many of those courses may be staffed by adjuncts. Although the Winter Study course packet is not due until April, you should be aware of this requirement before the general course packet is submitted in February.

Other

The “Annual Update on Professional Work” and updated CVs are due to the dean of the faculty. Faculty members who submit these updates are eligible for merit raises the following year.