- What is the role of the provost in tenure review?
- What other university-level administrators or committees are involved in the tenure review processes and what are their roles?
- How are university-level committees structured?
- On average, how many tenure dossiers are reviewed at the university level each year and how many pages do reviewers typically read?
- What is the relationship between the faculty union and the tenure review process?
Administrators carefully consider the process by which professors receive tenure because each tenure decision represents a large investment and shapes an institution’s future. This report profiles university-level tenure review processes at six research universities with faculty unions. The brief details workloads associated with university-level tenure review and time allocated by committee members, associate provosts, and provosts. Additionally, university-level tenure review committee composition, selection, and meeting operations are described. Finally, the report considers the role of faculty unions in the tenure review process.