Task Force on the Application of Promotion and Tenure
Standards and Processes

On July 12, 2011 the American Association of University Professors-CSU Chapter and Cleveland State University Administration signed a Memorandum of Understanding “regarding the development of specific criteria to assure University-wide application of standards for granting promotion and tenure (Article 12.13) as stipulated in the Collective Bargaining Agreement” between the two parties for the period from August 16. 2011 through August 15, 2014. The Memorandum contains three provisions, quoted in full:

  1. A collaborative committee composed of an equal number of faculty appointed by the Faculty Senate after consultation with the CSU-AAUP and academic administrators appointed by the administration shall develop specific criteria to ensure uniformity and consistency in the application of promotion and tenure standards across the University. The committee shall review and recommend revisions/additions to the current process.

  2. The committee shall submit its recommendations to the Provost on or before September 1, 2012.

  3. The Provost shall take action on the report and recommendations within sixty (60) calendar days of receiving the same.

This web site contains the following items:

  1. The Provost’s Memorandum appointing the Task Force, dated November 14, 2011.
  2. The Task Force Final Report, submitted to the Provost on August 1, 2012.
  3. The Final Report Appendix.
  4. The Provost's Memorandum of Response to the Task Force Report, dated September 28, 2012.
  5. The List of Final Recommendations from the Task Force and the Provost's Schedule for Their Implementation.

The Task Force is appreciative of your contributions and is available to answer your questions and concerns.

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