"Reappointment" is the offer of a new contract (other than a terminal-year contract) to a current, non-tenured, tenure-track faculty member during the tenure probationary period.
Initial probationary appointments are for two academic years. Normally, successive appointment renewals, up to the mandatory time for tenure consideration, are for two academic years.
For untenured tenure-track faculty, annual reviews are required. The type of review (interim, major, and mandatory) required each year is based on the following schedule:
Interim reviews are done during the first year of each two-year appointment. The result of an interim review is an assessment of the record and evaluation of the suitability for a continuation of appointment.
Major reviews are conducted during the final year of each appointment up to the mandatory tenure review. The major review normally results in either a two-year appointment or a terminal one-year appointment.
mandatory review is conducted during the year in which the faculty member is up for tenure. The mandatory review results in either tenure and/or promotion or a terminal one-year appointment.
The following example describes a typical review and reappointment process for a new tenure-track assistant professor starting in September of 2013, assuming positive outcomes at each decision point:
|Initial 2-year appointment||2013-14
|Second 2-year appointment||2015-16
|Third 2-year appointment||2017-18
Mandatory Tenure Review
|Effective||2019-20||Tenure as Associate Professor|