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Faculty Evaluation & Sabbatical  

  • Faculty Evaluation   

    Visit the Board Policy Manual for more information.

    • 1-1-307 Faculty Evaluation
    • 1-1-307(3) Post-Tenure Review
    • 1-1-308 Promotion
    • 2-3-801 Comprehensive Review
    • 2-3-901 Promotion
    • 2-3-902 Tenure

    Visit the University Regulations for more information.

    • 3-3-801(1) Comprehensive Review
    • 3-3-801(1)(a) Promotion Review
    • 3-3-801(1)(b) Pre-Tenure Review
    • 3-3-801(1)(c) Tenure Review
    • 3-3-801(1)(d) Post-Tenure Review
    • 3-3-801(2) Annual/Biennial Review
    • 3-3-901 Faculty Salary Increase for Promotion

    Helpful Information

    Evaluation Timeline

    Third Monday in September

    College Deans notify faculty eligible for promotion and/or tenure or required to undergo Annual/Biennial/Triennial and/or Comprehensive Review no later than the third Monday in September. A copy of the list should be sent to relevant Schools or Departments, Human Resources, and Academic Affairs. 


    College Deans notify Chairs/Directors of College level deadlines. Chairs/Directors notify faculty of Department/School Level Deadlines. Faculty electing to undergo optional Annual/Biennial/Triennial or Comprehensive Reviews notify their Chair/Director and College Dean. Deans provided updated final list of all faculty undergoing reviews to Human Resources and Academic Affairs.


    Final lists of evaluations approved by Human Resources and Academic Affairs.  Colleges add appropriate faculty names to Faculty Success* workflows and launch evaluation processes.


    Eligible faculty members submit dossiers in Faculty Success*. Program area faculty, Chairs/Directors, and Deans complete reviews in accordance with established deadlines for the year.

    Monday of Spring Break

    Dean deadline for comprehensive reviews (must submit by this date). All previous steps then have an opportunity to respond. Review of faculty dossiers by Provost and the Provost's staff will begin as soon as response steps complete.

    Early to Mid May

    Provost's stage completed for all comprehensive reviews submitted by deadline. Provost recommendation summary submitted to President; letters sent to faculty in Faculty Success*.

    Two weeks before June BOT Meeting

    Promotion and tenure recommendations to BOT for June meeting.

    Third Monday in May

    Annual/Biennial Evaluations due.


    Final notification of Board approval sent to faculty.

    There are no longer evaluation forms.  Information previously collected on the forms are now built into the Faculty Success* workflows.

    *Digital Measures is now called Faculty Success

  • Sabbatical Leave

     Visit the Board Policy Manual and University Regulations

    • 1-1-309 Faculty Leaves
    • 2-3-1001 Sabbatical Leave
    • 3-3-1001 Sabbatical Leave

    Helpful Information

    Annual Sabbatical Deadlines

    End of Spring Semester

    Faculty eligible for sabbatical are notified no later than the contract end date of spring semester. 

    Third Monday in October

    Eligible faculty submit proposals to their chair.

    Second Monday in November

    Chair and faculty recommendations are submitted to the dean.

    First Monday in December

    Dean, chair, and faculty recommendations are submitted to the provost.


    Provost sends sabbatical notifications.

    February Board of Trustees' meeting

    Provost reports decisions to the Board of Trustees.