Requesting Delays in the Promotion Process
The University Handbook for Appointed Personnel covers the policies and procedures for requesting delays in promotion reviews for tenure-track faculty in 3.3.01 and for continuing-status in 4A.3.01. Delays can be requested for the birth or adoption of a child, personal reasons such as a health problem for a candidate or family member, bereavement over the loss of a child or partner, adverse professional circumstances that are beyond a candidate’s control, or a prestigious external commitment that detracts from a candidate’s research.
The Provost has the sole authority to grant requests to extend the promotion clock for tenure-eligible faculty and continuing-status eligible professionals, based upon good cause shown for either personal reasons or professional reasons..."
How to Request Clock Delays
- The employee submits a written request for clock delay as early as possible, after the event or circumstance that forms the basis for the request.
- For most cases, both the appropriate dean and the head or director must support the request
- The dean will submit the request to the Provost for consideration
In some cases, the Provost will consult with the Disability Resource Center (DRC)