Executive Order No. 26 encourages the appointment of such a faculty committee to review and offer advice on requests for extensions of the tenure probationary period for faculty members who encounter circumstances that may substantially interrupt their ability to make progress toward tenure. Possible reasons include “pregnancy, serious illness, or care of an invalid or seriously ill spouse, partner, parent, child, or other close dependent. Other reasons may be considered. ” The committee reviews applications for tenure probationary period extensions in September, February, and June. Membership is recommended by Faculty Council and is composed of five faculty members.
T. Chris Riley-Tillman
Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness
Office of the Provost
Sr. Program/Project Support Coordinator