The process of academic promotion and/or award of tenure is designed to validate that applicants have met or exceeded the expectations for the requested promotion. As stated in the Handbook this "careful, deliberate and searching" process is followed because of the significance of academic promotion/tenure not only to the individual, but also to the University. As the excellence and reputation of the University depend directly on the quality of its faculty, the expectations for each rank reflect institutional values and academic standards.
After you have made the decision to apply for promotion and/or tenure, the first step is to complete a Registration Form. School of Medicine faculty members can access the form from March 1st to May 1st each year.
Upon receipt of the form, the office of Faculty Affairs and Development (FAD) in Kansas City or the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development (FAPD) in Wichita, will verify your current status and credentials. Once eligibility is confirmed you will be contacted with instructions on how to access SharePoint, our online submission site.
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About the Review:
Applications are reviewed by committees of peers at the departmental, School of Medicine, and campus levels. Recommendations are made by the School of Medicine's Appointments, Promotion and Tenure (APT) Committee to the Executive Dean in Kansas City or Dean of the Wichita campus, to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and then to the Executive Vice Chancellor. The final award of promotion and/or tenure is made by the Chancellor.
Best Practices for Application:
APT Committee Structure and Responsibilities:
The structure and responsibilities of the School of Medicine's Appointments, Promotion and Tenure Committees are described on the APT Committee webpage, and in the Bylaws of the School of Medicine Faculty.
Due to the volume of questions fielded each year, if you are unable to find an answer on the website, email is the best way to contact us to receive a quick and complete answer.
Application Deadline: 5pm on September 2, 2014
Your online application must be completed by the deadline. Updates after the September 2, 2014 deadline for pending items currently listed on your CV, such as articles newly accepted for publication or pending grants newly awarded, are usually permitted with the permission of the Associate Dean for FAD (Kansas City) or Associate Dean for FAPD (Wichita).