Faculty members are encouraged to consult with their department chair or dean in all matters related to career advancement, namely, reappointment, tenure and promotion. Our office is available to faculty members needing assistance with the policies related to faculty review.
Post-tenure review is a systematic process for the periodic, comprehensive review of the performance of all faculty members having permanent tenure and whose primary duties are teaching, research and/or service. The goals of post-tenure review are to promote faculty development, ensure faculty productivity and provide accountability. The post-tenure review process should respect the basic principles of academic freedom. Post-tenure review does not abrogate, in any way, the due process criteria or procedures for dismissal or other disciplinary action established under the Trustee Policies and Regulations Governing Academic Tenure. The policies and procedures presented below incorporate the basic principles of the policies established by the Board of Governors in Sections 400.3.3 and 400.3.3.1 of the UNC Policy Manual.
The Provost shall annually review the post tenure review policy of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) and certify that all aspects of the UNC-CH policy are in compliance with the policies of the UNC System Office and any associated guidelines adopted by the President of UNC System Office.