Promotion and Tenure


Frequently Asked Questions and Updates

2018-2019 Promotion and Tenure FAQ

June 2018: Penn State announces fixed-term faculty promotions, effective July 1, 2018

May 2018: Penn State announces promotions in academic rank (effective July 1, 2018) for tenured and tenure-line faculty


Key Policies and Guidelines

University Policy AC21 (formerly HR21): Definition of Academic Ranks

University Policy AC23 (formerly HR23): Promotion and Tenure Procedures and Regulations

2018-2019 Administrative Guidelines for Policy AC23 (formerly HR23): Promotion and Tenure Procedures and Regulations

Summary of Revisions to the Administrative Guidelines for Policy AC23 (formerly HR23) for 2018-2019

Early Tenure Review Guidelines

2018-2019 Immediate Tenure Review Guidelines


Activity Insight

Activity Insight is an online software tool by Digital Measures designed to help faculty members collect, organize, and display their data for the purposes of annual reviews, promotion and tenure, and more.

Activity Insight at Penn State

Executive Summary: Faculty Activity Insight Systems (FAIS)



2018-2019 Immediate Tenure Review Committee

2018-2019 University Promotion and Tenure Review Committee



Faculty Tenure Rates Annual Report (January 2017)

Faculty Tenure-Flow Rates


Workshops, Presentations, and Resources

2018 Promotion and Tenure Workshop Presentation
Dr. Kathleen Bieschke, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
October 3, 2018

2018 Promotion and Tenure Workshop: Mediasite Recording

Statement of Practices for the Evaluation of Teaching Effectiveness for Promotion and Tenure

Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence (SITE)
(SITE offers instructional consultants to assist with issues related to teaching and learning.)

Student Rating of Teaching Effectiveness (SRTE)