Retention, Promotion and Tenure guidelines


RTP guidelines may currently not be available as they are currently being checked for consistency with the new contract.

The retention, tenure and promotion (RTP) guidelines in this section of our site are used by each academic unit once per year to review the performance of the bargaining-unit faculty.  These reviews include:

  • non-tenure track faculty for consideration for reappointment;
  • tenure-track faculty as they progress toward or reach their tenure decision; and
  • faculty seeking promotion.

The guidelines and criteria differ for each department and school depending on their distinctive missions and areas of focus.  All, however, include the basic categories: teaching, research, service and professional conduct. 

Buchtel College of Arts & Sciences

College of Business Administration

College of Engineering

College of Health Professions

College of Applied Science and Technology

School of Law

University Libraries

Wayne College