9.40 – Tenure Track Faculty – Pre-Tenure Period

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Scope: NMSU System

Source: ARP Chapter 9 | HR - Performance Evaluation, Promotion and Tenure

Responsible Executive: Provost & Chief Academic Officer

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Revision History:

2017 Recompilation, formerly Rule 5.98 D.

The pre-tenure period, renewed by contract one year at a time, (sometimes also referred to as the probationary, trial, or provisional period) for personnel with or without previous experience agreed upon from other institutions of higher education will ordinarily not exceed six years.  At the discretion of the administration, the pre-tenure  period may be shortened.  Thereafter, there shall be a presumption of regular employment and the requirements of just cause and due process for any dismissal from service.