Faculty Promotion and Evaluation

During 2018-19 session of Faculty Council, we continue our work on development of standard review and promotion processes for non-tenure track faculty. Following much faculty input, a charge from Provost Morrison and review of the current practices of all the school and colleges, the University Council Committee on Faculty Policies, co-chaired by Eileen O’Keefe (Clinical Professor, Sargent College), has this year completed development of a university policy on standards for review and promotion for non-tenure track faculty on both the Charles River and Medical Campuses. These standards have been presented for faculty body review through eDAPP. Following feedback, appropriate revisions will be applied and the policy will then be presented to University Council for a vote of approval. With University Council approval, these standards will be included in the BU Faculty Handbook and will be the university’s standard practice for non-tenure track faculty evaluation and promotion.