Each faculty member of the School of Business, with a few specific exceptions,
is assigned to a departmental area in accordance with his/her teaching and research
interests. The associate and full professors in that department form the departmental
executive committee for that area. It is the responsibility of the members of
each such committee to become fully acquainted with the work of the probationary
faculty members, and at the appropriate time to make recommendations to the
School Executive Committee about the promotion or nonrenewal of probationary
faculty in its area.
Each probationary faculty member has the responsibility of maintaining, with
the Dean of the School, a file of his/her publications, course assignments,
and other relevant materials.
An assistant professor is usually appointed for an initial three-year term.
Exceptions to this practice will be specifically set out in an appointment letter.
Contract arrangements beyond that point will vary, but in each case will be
specified to the probationary faculty member. One pattern follows: in the second
year of a probationary appointment the faculty member will be recommended for
a one-year extension to the original three-year appointment if his/her performance
has been generally satisfactory, but an extensive publication record will not
be essential for this extension; in the third probationary year, he/she may
be recommended for another extension of one year provided that there are substantial
positive reasons (including but not limited to research potential) for such
an extension and that the number of prior years of teaching experience makes
such an extension possible; in his/her fourth year, the faculty member may be
recommended for a third one-year extension, if, in addition to continued satisfactory
performance, the appropriate departmental executive committee recommends that
special circumstances justify such an extension. A final decision to recommend
promotion or nonrenewal will be rendered no later than the sixth year of probationary
appointment. The appropriate departmental executive committee may, however,
recommend the promotion of an assistant professor at an earlier time, or may
recommend nonrenewal even before the end of the first three-year appointment
as long as the required advance notice has been provided.