CSU Policy: Faculty Promotion

Policy Title: Faculty Promotion Category: Academic Affairs/Faculty
Owner: Board of Governors of the CSU System Policy ID#: 1-1001-009
Provost/Executive Vice President
Web: http://provost.colostate.edu/
Phone: (970) 491-6614
Original Effective Date: 6/21/2010
Last Major Revision: 1/6/2015
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The complete University Policy on advancement in rank (promotion and tenure) is contained in the Academic Faculty and Administrative Professional Manual, sec. E.13. The Provost has issued guidelines on related issues and procedures, “Promotion and Tenure at Colorado State University,” addressing common questions that arise among faculty members, promotion and tenure committee members, and department chairs, concerning our promotion and tenure processes for regular faculty.


Except in unusual circumstances noted in the statement of reasons given for the promotion recommendation, when tenure is granted to an assistant professor, the individual shall be promoted concurrently to associate professor.

Faculty are normally eligible for consideration for promotion from associate professor to professor after five (5) years in rank. Advancement from associate professor to professor may occur prior to five (5) years in rank in those cases in which the faculty member's performance clearly exceeds the standards for promotion to professor.

Service at other academic institutions may or may not count toward time in rank. The appointment letter shall state unambiguously whether or not service at other institutions will count towards time in rank at Colorado State University and state specifically the exact number of years of prior service credit being granted. The department head and dean are responsible for apprising the candidate of this possibility.

See the complete policy, sec. E.13, for details.



Approved by the Board of Governors on June 21, 2011




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