Tenure Evaluation Processes at Small Private Institutions

Topics: Promotion and Tenure Policies, Faculty Affairs, Academic Affairs

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Research Questions

  • How do rank and tenure committees deliver feedback both to the candidate and to the department/college/university leadership?    
  • How do institutions create a culture of respect and value for the R&T committee?


Tenure decisions help set the academic tone of an institution, and consequently many institutions are reexamining their tenure evaluation processes.  This brief looks at university-wide tenure evaluation processes, focusing on opportunities for candidates to receive feedback throughout the process.

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