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Engineering Tenure and Promotion Guidelines

The David L. Hirschfeld Department of Engineering approved and submitted these tenure and promotion guidelines on Feb. 17, 2019. They were approved by the dean on April 2, 2019, and submitted to the provost for his review.

DLHE OP 06.02


The purpose of this document is to clearly state minimum expectations for tenure of tenure-track faculty candidates and promotion of tenured faculty candidates holding appointments in the David L. Hirschfeld Department of Engineering. While the document outlines several areas in which a faculty may excel in, it is an expectation of each candidate to pursue activities that lead to a well-rounded portfolio of teaching excellence, scholarly creativity, and service leadership. This document also serves to protect faculty candidates who may hold significant accomplishments in these three areas, but are at risk of dismissal or non-promotion from the university due to a recommendation against tenure or promotion made at the department level. Future revisions of this departmental operating procedure will strive to balance minimum teaching, scholarship, and service expectations that are aligned with the department’s vision and mission statements; and future revisions will strive to provide sufficient recourse for faculty candidates who are subject to dismissal or non-promotion from the university based on an unjustifiable recommendation made at the department level.

Policy and Procedure

This document outlines the requirements and minimum expectations for faculty employed in a full-time tenure-track or tenured position at Angelo State University within the David L. Hirschfeld Department of Engineering. This document supplements but does not supersede the university’s tenure and promotion standards and procedures (ASU OP 06.23) and annual performance evaluation for tenured and tenure eligible faculty (ASU OP 06.28).


OP approved by Tenure and Promotions Committee on Feb. 15, 2019.
Approved by all tenure track faculty Feb. 15, 2019.
Table headings edited for accessibility July 25, 2019.