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ADDENDA TO 2009 FACULTY HANDBOOK:
1. Approved by University Board of Trustees, September 10, 2010
Chapter 5, Academic Rights, Duties, and Responsibilities of Faculty
I. Promotion and Tenure, 1. Guidelines
Criteria for the granting of promotion and tenure at Loyola are based on excellence in teaching, research/scholarship (including artistic accomplishment), professional practice (if applicable), service to students and Loyola, and other relevant professional contributions. All departments, schools and colleges of Loyola have written guidelines for use in evaluating individual applications for promotion and tenure, and faculty should be advised of these guidelines at the time of their appointment. These guidelines should embody standards and procedures for soliciting internal and external peer review of a candidate's scholarly accomplishments. While developed by each department, school or college and tailored to that unit's judgment of appropriate criteria, these guidelines must be approved by the dean, the University Rank and Tenure Committee, and the Senior Academic Officer. A proposal to change the guidelines may be initiated by members of the faculty, departmental chairpersons, or the other parties charged with approving them. Approval of the change requires the same procedures as approval of the guidelines.
IF CHANGES ARE MADE TO PROMOTION AND TENURE GUIDELINES, THE NEW GUIDELINES WILL BE APPLIED TO NEWLY-HIRED FACULTY, EXCEPT THAT FACULTY HIRED WHEN THE PREVIOUS GUIDELINES WERE IN EFFECT MAY CHOOSE TO BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE NEW GUIDELINES. THE NEW GUIDELINES WILL, HOWEVER, BE APPLIED TO TENURED FACULTY WHO ARE CONSIDERED FOR PROMOTION FIVE YEARS OR MORE AFTER A CHANGE IN GUIDELINES IS APPROVED BY THE APPROPRIATE COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY OFFICIALS. [DELETE: Any subsequent changes to these guidelines must be communicated promptly and in writing to the affected faculty members by the Senior Academic Officer. After approval, these changed guidelines shall be applied prospectively.]