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Office of the Provost – Academic Affairs

Office of the Executive
Vice Chancellor and Provost

Location
Administrative Center
5115 Oak St.
Room 300G
Kansas City, MO 64110

Mailing address

Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
Administrative Center
5100 Rockhill Road
Room 300G
Kansas City, MO 64110-2499

Phone (816) 235-1107
Fax (816) 235-5509
Office hours

8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday


Promotion and tenure

Faculty promotions and tenure decisions involve careful scrutiny of performance by faculty committees, administrators and scholars outside of the University. For faculty to be considered for promotion or tenure, they must meet specific performance standards in the classroom and demonstrate achievements in their selected fields.


A department and/or school committee of senior faculty members review candidate performances. Committees present their findings to the school/colleges’ appropriate dean, who conducts an assessment of the candidate and makes additional recommendations. A campus-wide committee and the provost conduct additional candidate reviews, and information is then directed from the provost to the chancellor. The chancellor makes final decisions on faculty promotions and tenure.


Promotion and Tenure Advisory Committee


Policies, procedures and forms

Tools

P&T Information Sessions 2010

Open to all Faculty members interested in the promotion and/or tenure process, highlighting the upcoming 2010-2011 review period. We will be discussing the conversion to Electronic Portfolios at each of the P&T Information Sessions. Hosted by Dr. Ronald MacQuarrie, Vice Provost Faculty Affairs

  • Monday, February 8, 2010 Noon – 1:00 pm (Brown Bag)
    • Location: Hospital Hill Campus Dental School Room 217a
    • Open to all Faculty members (tenured, tenure-track, and non-tenure-track ranked) interested in the promotion and/or tenure process, highlighting the upcoming 2010-2011 review period. No reservation necessary
  • Tuesday, February 23, 2010 Noon – 1:30 pm (Brown Bag)
    • Location: Volker Campus Administrative Center, Plaza Room
    • Open to all Faculty members (tenured, tenure-track, and non-tenure-track ranked) interested in the promotion and/or tenure process, highlighting the upcoming 2010-2011 review period. No reservation necessary
Calendars
Calculating tenure dates
Evaluation

 

Department Guidelines for Promotion and Tenure

Extension of Tenure Clock

CRR 310.025 Extension of Probationary Period for Faculty on Regular Term Appointment

The UMKC process for applying for a one-year extension of the tenure clock:

  • The faculty Candidate writes a letter to the Dean requesting a one-year extension of their tenure clock, stating specific reasons supporting the request and how the candidate plans to utilize the additional year to progress toward tenure goals.
  • The Dean then writes a letter to the Provost, stating specific reasons for supporting or denying the candidate’s request. Dean should include the original tenure notification date from candidate’s offer letter, details of any previous extension granted to the candidate, and specific reasons for supporting or denying the candidate’s request. Dean forwards both letters via campus mail to: Vice Provost of Faculty Affairs, 342 AC 00151
  • The Provost will review the request and make a recommendation to the Chancellor, who will inform the Dean of the decision by letter.
  • If the extension is approved, the Dean will provide a copy of the Chancellor’s letter to the Candidate, the school’s Promotion & Tenure Committee, and candidate’s Department Chair. Dean will forward the original letter to the school’s Human Resources Facilitator (HRF).
    • HRF must prepare a turnaround Data/Corr Personnel Action Form (PAF) to update the candidate’s new Tenure Notification Date (PAF box #60 = always July 31 of appropriate year), effective the date of the Chancellor’s approval. HRF will attach original Chancellor’s approval letter to the PAF and forward to Provost’s Office via campus mail to: Beci Edmundson, 350 AC 00143
  • If the extension is denied, the Dean provides copies of the Chancellor’s letter to everyone listed above, including the school’s HRF. The candidate will present the portfolio for review as originally scheduled, and no PAF change is necessary.
  • CRR 310.025 Extension of Probationary Period for Faculty on Regular Term Appointment explains the regulations governing extension to the tenure clock.

Although Extensions to the Probationary Tenure Clock due to FMLA-approved Medical Leave are automatically approved according to CRR 340.070 Faculty Leave Policy, the complete Extension Request process as outlined above must occur to officially document the faculty’s approved Extension to the Tenure Clock.

If you have questions regarding the Extension of Tenure Clock process, contact Beci Edmundson (edmundsonr@umkc.edu or 816-235-2721).

Promotion and Tenure Recipients