Graduate Center Faculty (Other Faculty Personnel Actions)

Personnel actions for Graduate Center faculty are considered first at the program level and then by the Graduate Center's Academic Review Committee, which has the responsibility of making recommendations to the President on requests for appointment, reappointment, promotion, tenure, fellowship leaves of absence, and nominations for Distinguished Professor. Materials in support of these actions (except leaves) require an Academic Review Committee Evaluation Form [PDF], available in the Office of the Provost and on the Provost's web site. Separate forms for leaves of absence are available from the Office of Human Resources, as well as on the Provost's web site.

Letters of evaluation from scholars outside CUNY are required for appointment, promotion, and tenure and should be from specialists in the candidate's field. These letters (a minimum of three in cases of appointment or promotion, four in cases of tenure, and at least ten for Distinguished Professor) should include a statement indicating how the candidate may be known to the evaluator; which of the candidate's scholarly works have been read by the evaluator; and how the candidate's work is judged relative to the most important work being done in the field. In tenure cases, at least two of the evaluators must be selected independently (i.e., other than recommended by the candidate); in appointment and promotion cases, at least one evaluator must be selected independently; for Distinguished Professorships, at least four evaluators must be selected independently. Applicants for appointment with tenure must provide evidence of tenure at their previous institution. For further information on tenure, contact the Office of Human Resources or the Office of the Provost.