Under Article 13, regarding tenure in our Collective Bargaining Agreement, June 1 is the contractual deadline for local campus administrators to notify “probationary” faculty of the final decision regarding retention, appointment with tenure, or appointment to a final terminal year.

Under Article 14, regarding promotion, June 15 is the contractual deadline for promotion decisions.

(February 15 is the date required for notification of non-retention of “probationary” faculty who are on the job less than two years.)

Some campuses set earlier dates, so do check your campus calendar.

Usually, the notice will come from the campus president or their designee, such as the provost. Faculty should check the local campus retention, tenure, promotion policies to see who issues the final decision on your campus.

During this busy time of the academic year, probationary faculty should check campus email regularly. If you receive a negative letter regarding reappointment, tenure or promotion you should contact your CFA Faculty Rights Representative immediately.

You have 49 days from the date you receive the notice to file an appeal through the grievance process if the University violated the Collective Bargaining Agreement or campus policies in making its decision.

Do not wait until the last minute; contact your CFA Faculty Rights Representative immediately so that there is plenty of time to file a grievance and strategize about your desired remedy.

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