Promotion and Tenure Guidelines
The Statler College Guidelines follow all the University Procedures for Faculty Appointment, Annual Evaluation, Promotion, and Tenure (Procedures) approved by the Faculty Senate on May 12, 2014 and accepted by the President on August 25, 2014. This document along with other pertinent information and documents are available at the following site: wvufaculty.wvu.edu/policies. The Statler College Guidelines expand and build upon the University Procedures; specifically the Professional Expectations of Faculty Members (Section III) by defining key activities the College considers important faculty contributions to be successful in annual evaluation and in achieving promotion and tenure in the Statler College. These Statler College Guidelines further specify and define the expectations in the University Procedures for maintaining the Faculty Evaluation File (Section VII). To support the preparation of files for review the College provides four Supplements (A, B, C, D) to the Statler College Guidelines that define the format for annual reporting of Teaching, Research, and Service activities.
The review period for annual evaluation of productivity is a calendar year, and evaluation for promotion and tenure is based on cumulative contributions since appointment or since the file closed for promotion to the current rank. The evaluation file is closed on the last working day of each year. Faculty performance is evaluated according to the assigned workload during the evaluation period as described in the annual workload assignment letter and/or the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). These Guidelines apply to all faculty ranks within the Statler College for annual evaluation, promotion and/or tenure purposes.