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5. RETENTION

5.1. Expectations

Reappointment of an untenured faculty member is not routine; an untenured faculty member must demonstrate to the University that he or she is worthy of retention. A recommendation for retention carries no obligation for the future award of tenure. However, it assumes that the candidate meets not only criteria in Section 5.2, but also shows promise of satisfying the criteria for tenure and promotion as described in Sections 6.3, 7.3, 8.3, and 9.3. There shall be greater evidence of achievement the closer the candidate is to being considered for tenure.

5.2. Criteria

The candidate's dossier shall contain documentary evidence to substantiate performance and promise under criteria 5.2.1, 5.2.2, 5.2.3 below, and may also contain evidence substantiating performance under criteria 5.2.4 and 5.2.5. First and highest priority shall be accorded to 5.2.1. Next highest priority shall be accorded to 5.2.2, followed by 5.2.3. Lower priority shall be accorded to 5.2.4, and lowest priority to 5.2.5.

5.2.1. Degree (see 4.1)

5.2.2. Instructional Achievement (see Section 4.2)

5.2.3. Professional Achievement (see Section 4.3)

5.2.4. University Service (see Section 4.4)

5.2.5. Community Service (see Section 4.5)

5.3. Procedures

5.3.1. Each untenured probationary faculty member shall be evaluated for retention each year, in accordance with the procedures outlined in sections 3.0 and 10.0 of this document.

5.3.2. A faculty member who is serving in a terminal "notice" year may request that the previous negative decision on reappointment be reconsidered. The Department Promotion and Tenure Committee shall evaluate new evidence provided by the faculty member, and shall recommend that the request be granted or denied; it shall forward the WPAF, with the new evidence, to the Department Chair. The Department Chair shall recommend that the request be granted or denied; he or she shall then forward both the recommendations to the President. If the President grants the request, reconsideration shall be accomplished on the same basis and according to the same criteria as if it were a regular consideration for reappointment.

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