Stopping the Tenure Review Clock

Stopping the Tenure Review Clock

The “tenure review clock” may be stopped, at the faculty member's discretion, in the following circumstances:

  1. For one year upon the birth or adoption of a child
  2. For up to two years for approved leaves of absence without pay lasting two or more terms
  3. In other extraordinary circumstances as approved by the Provost or designee.

Faculty must decide whether to opt to stop the tenure review clock at the start of the leave or absence, or the tenure review clock will not be stopped during the leave or absence. Faculty, however, can later opt to restore the period when the clock was stopped and may apply for tenure review at the time the he or she would have become eligible without the stopping of the clock.

Applications to stop the tenure clock must be made to the Provost.