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Academic Affairs oversees the University’s annual reappointment, tenure, and promotion review process for tenure-track faculty and extended-term-track academic professionals. Whether you are a prospective faculty member, a new faculty member, or a seasoned faculty member who wants to brush up, this page provides access to the faculty regulations that govern the process, and to information and perspectives from Academic Affairs.
Several UW Regulations govern the annual review process. They include:
UW Regulation 5-1 which defines Academic Personnel.
UW Regulation 5-803 which establishes reappointment, tenure and promotion procedures for UW faculty.
UW Regulation 5-808 governs post-tenure review.
Each year the Provost and Associate Provosts meet with new faculty to discuss advancing to tenure and promotion, and with new academic professionals to discuss advancing to an extended term contract and promotion. The presentations that guide those discussions are posted here:
In addition, Academic Affairs shares its philosophy and perspectives on making tenure decisions, the role of collegiality, and promotion to full professor in its Pythian Paper Series.
Academic Affairs also provides guidance on good practices such as tenure clock stops for new parents and other approved uses.