Event Overview

This annual workshop is designed to provide guidance to assistant professors in navigating the tenure system at Michigan State University.  Workshop objectives are to:

  • Expand faculty members’ understanding of MSU’s reappointment, promotion, and tenure procedures
  • Discuss approaches to documentation and record-keeping
  • Provide an introduction to writing reflective essays
  • Address common mistakes made on Form D
  • Provide a venue for questions and answers

Helpful Resources on Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenure

  1. Relevant Policies contained in the MSU Faculty Handbook on the MSU Human Resources website
  2. Time Table for Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenure Actions (external link)
  3. Typical Probationary Term-Assistant Professor Progression diagram
  4. Guidelines for Faculty Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure in the College of Natural Science at Michigan State University (external link)

Forms and Examples of Evaluated Materials

  1. Leveraging Your Annual Evaluation (article PDF)
  2. Examples of Reflective Essays by College
  3. Form D: Recommendation for Reappointment, Promotion, or Tenure Action Form (external link) – instructions and fillable forms
  4. Examples of Completed Form D by college (used with permission and personal information redacted)

Additional Resource