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 Andi Lloyd, Vice President for Academic Affairs (ovpaa@middlebury.edu).

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.

2016-17 Membership

James C. Davis, Religion (through spring 2019)

Sujata Moorti, Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies (through spring 2019)

Marcia Collaer, Psychology & Neuroscience (through spring 2017)

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.

2016-17 Membership

Jeff Munroe, Geology (through spring 2019)

Patricia Zupan, Italian (through spring 2018)

Jacob Tropp, History (through spring 2018)

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 2016-17

Fall Reviews

September 6 Candidate dossier must be submitted to VPAA
October 17 Outside referee letters (if requested) due
October 17 Tenured colleagues from dept/program (if appl) due
October 31 Department chair/Program director (if 
appl) letters due
December 15 Notification of decision for First, Contract and fall Promotion Reviews
January 21 Notification of decision for Tenure Reviews

 

Winter Reviews

December 12 Candidate dossier must be submitted to VPAA
January 13 Tenured colleagues letters (if requested) due
January 27 Department chair/Program director (if requested) letter due
February 15 Notification of decision

 

Spring Reviews

February 9 Candidate dossier must be submitted to VPAA
March 13

Tenured colleagues letters (if requested) due

Outside referee letters (if requested) due

March 27 Department chair/Program director (if requested) letters due
May 15 Notification of decision (for First, Tenure and spring Promotion reviews)
June 1 Ten-year reviews completed

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