The deadline to notify assistant profs about tenure decisions was May 1. That was Saturday, so I imagine most people thought the university would tell them Friday. Nope. No notices went out. I can imagine how stressful this was – to be told you’ll get a tenure letter by May 1, and then not getting an email – not even one announcing a delay. Many nervous emails from faculty to dept heads, from heads to deans, etc.
Today Karen Ford from CAS did a little damage control, in the process discovering Provost Phillips is hoping to get around to tenure decisions soon, maybe:
Sent on behalf of Karen J. Ford, Dean for Faculty:
Dear CAS heads and directors/managers.
As you’ve no doubt noticed, promotion decision letters have not yet been sent to candidates from the Provost’s Office. They are hoping to notify TTF faculty standing for promotions and tenure or going through midterm contract renewal reviews by May 18. Career faculty candidates should hear about their promotions on June 1.
Please let me know if you have any questions about this, and I apologize for not letting you know about the expected date change sooner.
Karen J. Ford
Dean for Faculty
Professor of English