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Office of Academic Affairs

1000 E. University Ave

Dept. 3302

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307 766-4286

Fax: 307 766-2606

Academic Affairs

Information for Candidates

General Information

Tenure, Promotion, Fixed Term Information Session

  • View the slide deck from the most recent information session on reappointment, tenure, promotion and fixed term.

    • Video recording of the information session on reappointment, tenure, promotion and fixed term.

Academic Year 2019-20 Instructional Memo

Academic Year 2019-20 Review Schedule

  • Revisions to University Regulations 2-1 (Academic Personnel) and 2-7 (Procedures for Reappointment, Tenure, Fixed-Term and Promotion) were approved by the Board of Trustees, effective July 1, 2019. Some of the revisions will have immediate impact on the review process in AY 2019-20, particularly for academic personnel originally appointed to Academic Professional positions with a track toward extended term.  View brief outline of the AY2019-20 review schedule and path for academic personnel.

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Tenure Stream Faculty

The University is committed to retaining and promoting faculty whose work achieves a high standard of excellence and who demonstrate through the performance of their duties a commitment to professionalism and to the core university mission.  One of the purposes of academic tenure is to retain a faculty best qualified to help execute the core university mission of advancing knowledge and educating students.  Information provided below will help faculty navigate the tenure and promotion process.


Path to Tenure

Typical Tenure Track Faculty Career Path - graphic

Instructional Guides

Academic personnel in tenure track appointments must chronicle their scholarly achievements, teaching accomplishments, service and outreach/engagement endeavors, and extension activities (where appropriate in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources) in a comprehensive portfolio.

Tenure and Promotion Forms Submitted by Candidate

  • Curriculum Vita (Check with college for required template.  In AY20-21, a standard vita will be generated from a new online tool, WyoFacultyVita.)

  • Candidate Narrative (Check with college for required template.)

  • Candidate Waiver Form for tenure and promotion external letters (coming soon)

  • Other forms (Check with college for additional reports.)

Additional Materials Submitted by Candidate

See instructions in WyoFolio for more information.

  • Teaching Materials

  • Scholarship and Creative Work

  • Service

  • Advising

  • Administration (if applicable)

  • College Specific Documents

  • Past Reviews and Recommendations, including annual performance reviews where appropriate (check with your college for details)



Academic Professionals, Librarians and Archivists

Academic professionals and non-tenure track faculty on extended term track and extended-term will be reviewed during AY 2019-20 following the review schedule outlined in UW Regulation 2-4. 

  • Extended-term track

    • Required reviews for academic professionals and non-tenure track faculty in an extended-term track occur in years 1, 2, 4, 6; options to skip years 3 and 5.

    • Procedures for changing designation (i.e., from academic professional to non-tenure track faculty) and adjusting review schedule will be published during AY 2019-20, with implementation in AY 2020-21.

Extended-term

  • Required reviews for academic professionals and non-tenure track faculty on a six-year extended-term occur in year 5 of the 6 year term.  Beginning AY 2019-20, all year 5 reviews will be for consideration of a new 3-year or 5-year fixed term.   Successful candidates will complete their final year of their extended term before beginning the new fixed-term.

  • All current academic professionals and non-tenure track faculty on extended-term appointments will retain their current designation and rank for the duration of their extended term.  A request for change in designation may be made concurrent with the next fixed-term review.  The change in designation will be made concurrent with the new fixed-term.

Extended-term and Promotion Forms

  • Curriculum Vita (Check with college for required template.  In AY20-21, a standard vita will be generated from a new online tool, WyoFacultyVita.)

  • Candidate Narrative (Check with college for required template.)

  • Candidate Waiver Form (for tenure and promotion external letters)

  • Other forms (Check with college for additional reports.)

Additional Materials Submitted by Candidate

Include the following materials as appropriate.  See instructions in WyoFolio for more information.

  • Teaching Materials

  • Scholarship and Creative Work

  • Service

  • Advising

  • Administration

  • College Specific Documents

  • Past Reviews and Recommendations, including annual performance reviews where appropriate (check with your college for details)


Non-Tenure Track Faculty (Fixed-term, Rolling Contracts)

Non-tenure track faculty on academic appointments with an annual or multiple year fixed-term (with no rolling contract) must be reviewed annually and prior to reappointment.  There is no university level review by the University in the promotion path for non-tenure track faculty on annual or multiple year fixed-term (with no rolling contract).  Unit and/or college standards for promotion will govern promotion requirements and the contents of the review portfolio. 

Non-tenure track faculty on academic appointments with or eligible for fixed-term with rolling contracts must keep a comprehensive record of their accomplishments. 

  • First-year review - completed after first fall semester

  • Second-year review - completed during annual review in accordance with unit and college procedures

  • Fixed-term review - during third year of probationary period

  • Review for rolling a contract forward - completed during annual review

Decisions regarding fixed-term with rolling contract, promotion in rank, and rolling a contract forward shall follow a thorough performance review as described in Standard Administrative Policies and Procedures, as well as college and unit procedures.

Fixed-Term and Promotion Forms

  • Curriculum Vita (Check with college for required template.  In AY20-21, a standard vita will be generated from a new online tool, WyoFacultyVita.)

  • Candidate Narrative (Check with college for required template.)

  • Candidate Waiver Form (for tenure and promotion external letters)

  • Other forms (Check with college for additional reports.)

Additional Materials Submitted by Candidate

Include the following materials as appropriate.  See instructions in WyoFolio for more information.

  • Teaching Materials

  • Scholarship and Creative Work

  • Service

  • Advising

  • Administration

  • College Specific Documents

  • Past Reviews and Recommendations, including annual performance reviews where appropriate (check with your college for details)


Questions

The tenure, promotion and fixed-term review process is managed by the Office of Academic Affairs.  Questions regarding the process can be directed to:

Tami Benham-Deal, Vice Provost for Academic Personnel

Phone: 307-766-4286

Email: benham@uwyo.edu

 

Aneesa McDonald, Faculty Affairs Specialist

Phone: 307-766-4287

Email: AneesaMc@uwyo.edu

 

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Office of Academic Affairs

1000 E. University Ave

Dept. 3302

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307 766-4286

Fax: 307 766-2606

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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