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General Guidelines

All faculty should study the procedures and criteria for reappointment, promotion, and tenure. Guidelines may be found in the IU South Bend Academic Handbook, 2007, pages 34-‐41, and the IU Academic Handbook,  section 3. Policies governing academic appointments.  Both handbooks are available online at

The School of Education considers teaching, scholarship, and service in making promotion, tenure, and reappointment decisions using the guidelines outlined in the IU South Bend Faculty Handbook:

“A candidate for promotion and/or the granting of tenure will normally excel in at least one of the areas of teaching, scholarship, or service and exhibit at least satisfactory performance in the remaining areas. In exceptional cases, promotion and/or tenure may also be given to a candidate exhibiting a balance of strengths demonstrating excellent overall performance.”   (p. 36)

A candidate for promotion to Senior Lecturer will excel in teaching and exhibit at least satisfactory performance in service.

The School of Education believes that it is crucial that junior faculty members begin to consider the documentation of their professional contributions to the university and community early in their career. Following his or her third year, each candidate is strongly encouraged to submit a complete dossier to the Faculty Senate for a midterm review. The faculty of the School of Education will support all junior faculty members as they progress in their professional development but it is important that they consult with the Dean and the PTR Committee to build their case in teaching, scholarship, and service.

Approved 4/25/2014