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. 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, given that regular notifications in campus mailboxes are suspended during campus closures. If you receive a negative letter regarding reappointment or tenure, you should contact your CFA Faculty Rights Representative immediately.

You have 42 days from the date you receive the notice to file an appeal through the grievance process.

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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