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General information regarding faculty tenure, promotion, denial of tenure, and other academic matters at Ohio University is found in the faculty handbook. Requirements for tenure and promotion in specific disciplines are developed within the departments/schools/divisions and the colleges or regional campuses where those disciplines are housed. The review process for faculty at the regional campuses varies slightly in progression from that of faculty at the Athens campus.* Tenure is granted by the president upon recommendation of the department, the college dean, and the executive vice president and provost.
Recommendations for tenure and/or promotion submitted by the deans offices to the office of the executive vice president and provost include only select documents from the tenure/promotion dossiers.
Click here to download guidelines for submission to the EVPP.
The promotion and tenure review form accompanies the dossier throughout the process.
Click here to download the 2014 review form.
Tenure and Promotion Approximate Timeline -
Updated for Semesters,
Deadline for tenured faculty eligible for promotion to request letter of evaluation from chairperson, if desired.
Chair/director provides tenure-track faculty in the probationary period with annual evaluation letters addressing their progress toward tenure/promotion. No request by faculty required.
Last Day of Fall Semester Exams
Chair/director notifies candidates under review for tenure or promotion, in writing, of departmental/school recommendations regarding their application.
First Day of Spring Semester
Chairs/Directors forward positive recommendations, with their own written recommendations and the dossiers, to the deans.
On or Before March 1
Deans send written notification to candidates and their chairs/directors of dean/college regarding any rejections of department/school recommendation for tenure or promotion.
Deans forward select documents from the dossiers receiving positive recommendations, along with his/her own written recommendations, to the Office of the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, Attention: Anita Leach, Cutler Hall 310.
March 1 through March 28
Tenure and promotion recommendations reviewed by the EVPP and the President.
The EVPP sends written notification to candidates, their deans, and chairs/directors regarding final promotion/tenure decisions.
*Tenure and Promotion Review Progression - Regional Higher Education (RHE)
1) Dossier Preparation
a)Main campus department assessment for dossier
2) RHE Division recommendation- not discipline specific
3) Division coordinator recommendation
4) RHE Dean recommendation
5) RHE Executive Dean- assessment for Provost
6) Provost Recommendation
7) President Recommendation
8) Submitted to the Board of Trustees as an information item