Key Faculty DatesPlanner

Sabbatical Leave

  • September 15 - Applications to department head.
  • September 29 - Departmental judgments and rankings to College Advisory Council (CAC) and dean (and approved applications to Office of Graduate Studies Research).
  • October 6 - Appeals of department decisions must be received by CAC.
  • October 21 - CAC and dean judgments and rankings to Faculty Review Committee (FRC).
  • October 28 - Appeals of CAC and dean decisions must be received by FRC.
  • November 11 - FRC judgments and rankings to provost and vice president for Academic Affairs.
  • November 18 - Announcement of sabbaticals by provost and vice president for Academic Affairs.
  • November 29 - Final adjustment date for accommodated sabbaticals.

Promotion and Tenure

  • October 1 - Faculty applications for tenure or promotion shall be forwarded to the department.
  • November 15 - Departmental recommendations shall be forwarded to the College Advisory Council (CAC) by the department head if either one of them is positive. 
  • December 15 - CAC’s positive recommendations for tenure or promotion shall be submitted to the dean.
  • February 1 - The dean shall submit the dean's positive recommendations for tenure or promotion to the Faculty Review Committee (FRC).
  • March 8 - The FRC shall forward its positive recommendations for tenure or promotion to the provost and vice president for Academic Affairs. 
  • April 8 - The provost and vice president for Academic Affairs shall forward recommendations for tenure or promotion to the Board of Trustees.

Faculty Evaluation

  • February 1 - The faculty member submits the evaluation to the departmental evaluation committee.
  • April 1 - The departmental evaluation committee submits the evaluation to the department head.
  • April 30 - The department head submits the departmental evaluations together with a statement of concurrence or nonconcurrence to the faculty member for review and comment.
  • May 15 - The faculty member submits the signed evaluation to the department head with comments as appropriate.
  • May 20 - The department head submits the faculty evaluations to the dean.
  • June 30 - The dean signs the faculty evaluations and submits comments, if any, to the faculty member.
  • September 15 - The faculty member may respond to any comments made by the dean.