Smathers Libraries Career Development Handbook
III. B. Midterm Review for Tenure-Accruing Faculty
The midterm review for tenure-accruing faculty examines the progress toward tenure, as outlined in the criteria of Chapter II, Section C, for library faculty who have completed three years of service. In addition, progress toward promotion to the next rank will be reviewed. The review should provide guidance to non-tenured librarians, recommending activities and assignments to strengthen their record and identifying specific areas for improvement.
The midterm review takes place prior to the end of the third year of academic service. To determine the year in which the midterm packet must be completed, add a "3" to the year appointed to the tenure track. See the table below for examples.
|Year Hired||Packet Submission Date|
|2006||December 15, 2009|
||December 15, 2010|
||December 15, 2011|
||December 15, 2012|
||December 15, 2013|
- The packet for each library faculty member should contain the
following documentation for the three years under review:
- Chair/Assistant Chair letter of transmittal
- Tenure/promotion form. The form can be found on the Office of the Provost Tenure and Promotion Information Web page.
- Annual assignments, including goals
- Annual activity reports
- Annual evaluations
- Current vita
- A departmental committee of tenured faculty will review all
documentation and discuss the candidate's progress toward tenure. The
results of the department's discussion will be reflected in the chair
or assistant chair's letter of transmittal and a copy of this letter is
sent to the candidate.
- By December 15, the packets must be submitted to the Human
- By January 15, the currently appointed Tenure and Promotion
Committee will review all documentation and discuss the candidate’s
progress toward tenure.
- By February 15, the Tenure and Promotion Committee will submit to
the candidate, the candidate's supervisor and the appropriate Division
Director a fact-finding report on his/her progress toward tenure. In
addition, the report should highlight areas of strength and discuss any
areas that need improvement.
- By March 15, the candidate will meet with the Tenure and
Promotion Committee who will report their findings and discuss ways to
strengthen his/her packet for the tenure review. The candidate may
bring his/her department chair and/or mentor to this meeting.
- A copy of the midterm review packet will be retained in the Libraries’ Human Resources Office.