Rank Promotion and Tenure

The rank promotion and tenure process involves peer and administrative review. The ultimate decision is made by the President. Information regarding promotion and tenure criteria can be found in the appropriate section of the current SCEA Agreement. Per the agreement, it is important to note that educational criteria are minimums only. Faculty members must provide evidence of achievement in terms of performance criteria.

The tenure decision date is noted on your appointment form and is determined at the time of hire. Service requirements for promotion are set by the 2017-19 SCEA Agreement.

This page provides information about the Peru State College policies and procedures for obtaining tenure and promotion. Tips for building your portfolio are included below.

Please note that while this information is provided as guidance, the final decision of the RPT Committee and Administration will be based on the language in the 2017-19 SCEA Agreement.

Additionally, you may wish to consult the Teaching and Scholarly/Creative Achievement pages for additional information on those areas of evaluation.

Relevant Policies

Relevant Resources

Tips for Submitting Your Annual Professional Activities Report (PAR)
Overall Tips for Building Your Tenure and Promotion Portfolio
Overall Tips for Building Your Teaching Portfolio
Tips for Building Your Scholarly/Creative Portfolio
Tips for Building Your Service Portfolio

For Further Reading

  • A Junior Faculty Member’s Journey to Tenure (Williams, 2017)
    “What follows are a few things that I wish someone — senior faculty members, senior administrators or newly minted tenured faculty members — would have whispered in my ears as I prepared for tenure. They are just a few indicators on how to avoid self-sabotage — or as Yeats would say, a “vexed to nightmare” movement on the way toward tenure.”
  • Faculty to Faculty Mentoring (Lundquist and Misra, 2017)
    “Mentorship means different things to different people. In this essay, we define mentors as those at various stages of our careers who have believed in us, shared their knowledge, helped strategize solutions to problems and listened to us when we needed them. Social support is important in all careers, but it is crucial in academe.”
  • I Got Tenure: Now What? (Rockquemore, 2017)
    “While no ceremony took place, you’ve gone from dating to marriage with your campus. That implies a deeper shift from the “me-centric” perspective that is both strategic and highly functional when you’re on the tenure track to a “we-centric” perspective that’s appropriate for a permanent member of your campus community. That doesn’t mean you should sacrifice all your needs and desires for the collective good. On the contrary, developing clarity about who you are how you’ll contribute creates the healthy interdependence that thriving campus communities rely upon.”