University Tenure, Permanent Status, and Promotion Nominations 2016-17

Published: February 8th, 2016

Category: Memos

Joseph Glover, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Faculty members being considered for tenure, permanent status, and/or promotion in the academic year 2016-17 must be made aware of the website URL where they can find the University’s “Guidelines and Information Regarding the Tenure, Permanent Status and Promotion Process for 2016-2017”.  This information also should be given to new faculty to familiarize them with our tenure and promotion process.  Faculty should be aware, however, that the “Guidelines” are updated annually.

Academic Personnel will send a list of candidates to those units/departments that have tenure and permanent status accruing faculty. The list has the date a faculty member began accruing time towards tenure/permanent status.  Please notify Janet Malphurs at 273-1737 or of any necessary corrections.

The candidate must certify that his or her tenure and/or promotion packet is complete before departmental review and voting occurs. Nominees must organize their packet according to a Template, available in the Online Promotion and Tenure (OPT) system, including the order of documents, and numbers and titles of sections.

All candidates will use the OPT system except for the Assistant In series in IFAS, the College of Law, and the Health Sciences. The Template is available by logging into MyUFL. Information and instructional materials on the OPT system are at Faculty or staff training for individual colleges and/or departments also can be arranged by contacting Ileana McCray ( or Janet Malphurs (

All recommendations must be complete by January 15, 2017.  Please schedule college/unit meetings to ensure this deadline is met. College/department deadlines should be communicated to the faculty as soon as possible.

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