Tenure and Promotion Reviews

The information below reflects the new criteria and procedures for tenure and promotion reviews approved by the St. Olaf faculty and Board of Regents in Spring 2011.

Faculty Manual provisions for tenure and promotion reviews

Tenure and Promotion Handbook
A resource for candidates, initiators, and other participants in the preparation of materials for a candidate’s dossier.

Template for Department Statements on Significant Scholarly/Artistic Work
Information from the Dean of the College concerning the preparation of department statements, as required by Section 4.VII.C.2 of the Faculty Manual

Tenure and promotion review process – activities by semester
An overview of the major activities for initiators, candidates, and other participants in tenure and promotion reviews, beginning in Interim of the academic year prior to the candidacy and concluding with the public announcement of faculty receiving tenure and/or promotion

Dossier preparation calendar
A detailed description of the timeline and tasks involved in the preparation of the dossier

Initiator’s letters soliciting contributions to the dossier
Sample letters from the initiator to the various individuals specified in the Faculty Manual as contributors to the candidate’s dossier; links open as Word documents that initiators may download, edit, and send.

Student reviews of teaching
Information for initiators, candidates, and student committees, including the new Student Review of Teaching questionnaire keyed to the revised Standards for Faculty Evaluation and sampling request forms and guidelines

Peer reviews of teaching
Information and guidelines to support peer reviews of teaching in tenure and promotion reviews