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Human Resources | Promotion & Tenure

In accordance with Part II, Article VIII of Bylaws, the promotion and tenure principles are as follows:

Section 5. Promotion of Faculty.

The President, with the advice of the faculty and appropriate administrative officers, shall establish and maintain a procedure for the promotion of faculty based on merit. The procedure established for promotion shall be employed by all campuses in the System. All applicants for promotion leading to tenure must also meet the qualifications for tenure, except the required probationary period may be for a shorter duration (two to four years), and standards mandated by the applicable accrediting agency. All promotions shall be made upon the authority of the President, pursuant to recommendations of the Chancellor and subject to the approval of the Board.

Section 6. Tenure of Faculty.
All appointees to the academic staff normally shall serve a probationary period before they can be evaluated for and granted tenure. Tenure is not employment for a specified term; rather, it is the right to continued employment, subject to dismissal for cause. The President, with the advice of faculty representatives and administrative officers, shall cause to be developed and maintained procedures and criteria whereby tenure is acquired by members of the academic staff, consistent with the tenure policy adopted by the Louisiana State Board of Regents. Tenure may be awarded to academic staff members with the rank of Assistant Professor or above who have earned at least the minimum academic credentials set forth by the appropriate accrediting agency in the discipline in which they instruct or meet other established criteria for tenure and have served the required probationary term.

For guidance on the Promotion and Tenure procedures of the University, please contact:



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