7.13.20: Maximum Probationary Period - R&P 2.2.5.7.2 & 2.2.5.8 (Faculty)

A message to faculty from the Faculty Senate. 

Dear Faculty,

As you recall, several communications were sent during the Spring 2020 semester in regards to the Maximum Probationary period. The Board of Trustees voted to approve the changes to the Maximum Probationary Period (R&P 2.2.5.7.2 and 2.2.5.8). As a result, any COVID-19 related tenure clock extension granted to a faculty member shall result in a corresponding extension to such faculty member’s maximum probationary period. This change primarily affects tenure track faculty who have (or will be eligible) for two non-COVID extensions under 2.2.5.7. Such faculty would have otherwise seen their probationary period capped at eight years. 

The Rules and Procedures of the Faculty reflects these changes and can be viewed here.

Thank you,
The Faculty Senate