Promotion and Tenure
Tenure-track faculty members in the Graduate School of Education undergo periodic review for tenure and promotion. (Currently there is a formal review in year three and the promotion/tenure review in year six.) The policies and procedures for these reviews are outlined in the Binghamton University Handbook for Faculty and Professional Staff, section IV. Faculty Personnel Policies and Procedures. The Provost also outlines Faculty Personnel Information including guidance for preparation of Personnel Cases. The Provost's Faculty Personnel Action Summary provides the organizational framework for materials prepared by the Initiating Personnel Committee and sent forward to the Provost's office.
The Initiating Personnel Committee (IPC) of the Graduate School of Education has outlined the steps GSE follows to implement the policies and procedures listed above. In addition, GSE has developed Guidelines for Renewal, Promotion, and Tenure to provide examples of how faculty might address the three criteria established for promotion and tenure: teaching, scholarship and service.
Faculty being considered for promotion and tenure must provide a curriculum vitae that provides information corresponding to the promotion and tenure criteria. To assist faculty in meeting these expectations, the IPC has prepared a model vita. The candidate's vita must follow this format. Each year, there is an information meeting hosted by the IPC that covers the procedures, explains which materials should be included and answers questions faculty members may have about the process.