1.5.1 Tenured/Tenure-Track Academic Rank Definitions

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR: An appointment requiring an earned doctoral or terminal degree or equivalent and the potential for excellence in teaching and research.

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR: An appointment requiring an earned doctoral or terminal degree or equivalent and demonstrated quality teaching, recognition for scholarly activities, and service to the university community.

PROFESSOR: An appointment requiring an earned doctoral or terminal degree or equivalent and demonstrated sustained quality teaching, wide recognition for scholarly activities, and substantial service to university and appropriate outside communities.

All tenure-track appointments entail full responsibility for teaching, performing research, advising students, and performing professional and university service.

Senate Policy 701.1


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03/12/2013 - Annual Review: "(Senate Proposal 4-95)" is now "(Senate Policy 701.1)"
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