Appointments, Promotion and Tenure Overview

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Are you considering applying for promotion this year? Here are a few questions to answer before deciding to move forward with this important decision.

  1. Do you know the promotion criteria for your rank and track?
  2. Now you know what is required for promotion, but what exactly does that mean?
    • Check out the 2016 Domain Guide to find definitions and examples for each domain and each level.
  3. So you have an idea of the requirements for your track and rank, can you document your accomplishments according to the criteria?
    • Is it enough to substantiate promotion/tenure?
  4. Seek advice from your Department Chair, Division Director, and your Departmental APT Committee Chair.
    • When you have decided to apply, 
  5. Submit a Registration Form by May 2, 2016.

The first step is complete! Where Do I Start?


Please Note!

  • If you are on the tenure track and started in 2011 (or received an extension), this is your mandatory year to apply for promotion and tenure. 
  • The same as above for associate professors without tenure that started in 2011. You may apply for Tenure Only at your current rank OR for promotion and tenure.
  • We also recommend reviewing the Guidelines for Promotion and Tenure or the Manual for Volunteer Faculty, if you are not familiar with the complete requirements.

Once your registration has been received, it will be reviewed and an email with the next steps will be sent. Or you can go here, if you are ready to get started!


2016-17 Quick Timeline

March 1 to May 2, 2016:  Registration is open.

May 2, 2016: Deadline to submit a Registration Form.

August 1, 2016: Deadline for Departmental APT Committee to review applicants.

September 1, 2016: Deadline for Chair and Departmental APT Letters.

September 1, 2016:  Applicant's packets are due.

Start early and don't forget to add your references!

Click here for more dates.


Feel welcome to Contact FAD with any questions.

We are very happy to help with any questions you may have! Keep in mind that FAD in KC and FAPD in Wichita receive a LOT of questions from March to September. We apologize for any delays and would like to suggest two things to help you receive a quick answer.

  • The website is very inclusive, including a new FAQplease check these pages first.
  • If you still have questions, emails will always be answered more quickly than phone messages. After all, we always have our cell phones (or laptops or iPads) to check and reply to email, but our office phones are more difficult to take with us when we leave our offices. Thanks for your consideration and patience! 

Last modified: Apr 11, 2016

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Registration is OPEN for the 2016-17 APT Session. 

March 1 to May 2, 2016

2016-17 Registration Form

*Sign up early! Late registrations will not be accepted.

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