Reviews for Reappointment and Tenure at Middlebury College
Faculty on both regular and term appointments are subject to periodic reviews by either the Promotions Committee or the Reappointments Committee. The principles and procedures governing faculty reviews are described in detail in the Faculty Handbook, and all participants in reviews should consider that the definitive source on review procedures. This site provides supplemental information and guidance to candidates undergoing their First Review, Tenure Review, or Review for Promotion to Professor. The information herein is specifically targeted at candidates, and Chairs/Directors and other participants should consult the Handbook for information about their roles. Please note that the “Overview” sections summarize information available in the Handbook, while the “Guidelines” section describes best practices for engaging reviews. Questions about the review process should be directed to Tim Spears, Vice President for Academic Affairs.
The Promotions Committee advises the president on each case in which a faculty member is under review for tenure or for promotion to professor, or is facing dismissal. The committee consists of three tenured full professors elected by the faculty from the full-time teaching faculty. No more than two members of the committee may be from one division and no more than one from a department.
Heidi Grasswick, Philosophy (through spring 2016)
Guntram Herb, Geography (through spring 2017)
Peter Ryan, Geology (through spring 2016)
The Reappointments Committee advises the president in all reappointment reviews, including the First Review and Contract Reviews. This committee also conducts ten-year reviews. The committee consists of three tenured full professors elected by the faculty from the full-time teaching faculty. No more than two members of the committee may be from one division and no more than one from a department.
Michelle McCauley, Psychology (through spring 2015)
Jacob Tropp, History (through spring 2017)
Helen Young, Biology (through spring 2016)
Each year, the VPAA's office provides deadlines for the reviews to take place each year. The appropriate deadlines are listed below for those undergoing reviews this academic year.
Review deadlines for 2014-15*
|September 5||Candidate dossier must be submitted to VPAA|
|October 13||Tenured colleagues letters (if requested) due
Outside referee letters (if requested) due
|October 24||Department chair/Program director (if
requested) letters due
|December 15||Notification of decision|
|December 12||Candidate dossier must be submitted to VPAA|
|January 12||Tenured colleagues letters (if requested) due|
|January 21||Department chair/Program director (if requested) letter due|
|February 15||Notification of decision|
|February 6||Candidate dossier must be submitted to VPAA|
|March 16||Tenured colleagues letters (if requested) due|
|March 30||Department chair/Program director (if requested) letters due|
|May 15||Notification of decision (for reappointment or tenure reviews)|
|June 1||Ten-year reviews completed|
*Fall and Spring deadlines apply to First, Contract, and Tenure Reviews. Winter deadlines apply to Contract reviews.