There are two applications of the University's Tenure Delay Policy: Birth or Adoption of a Child, or Personal or Professional Circumstances other than Parenthood. Click here to log in to the online Tenure Delay Notifcation and Request System.
Tenure-track faculty who become parents through birth or adoption of a child while employed at the University are automatically granted a tenure delay. A second automatic extension for the birth or adoption of another child will also be granted. To notify the department and other administrators, the faculty member logs in to the Tenure Delay website and indicates on the Tenure Delay Submission Form that he or she seeks a tenure delay due to childbirth or adoption. The appropriate administrators receive an automatic notification of the tenure delay.
Tenure-track faculty may also request an extension of time for tenure consideration, based on personal or professional circumstances which are other than parenthood. Such a request must be approved by the faculty member's department chair and dean, as well as by the Provost.
The procedures for requesting a tenure delay follow. (Note that the request should be made no later than the end of the Spring semester prior to the year in which the individual is slated to be reviewed.)
For additional information, see the University policy, Extension of Time for Tenure Review Due to Personal and Professional Circumstances. Also see Frequently Asked Questions about Tenure Delay. Click here to see information about tenure review dates for mid-year hires.