General Minimum Promotion Requirements

7.2  GENERAL MINIMUM PROMOTION REQUIREMENTS

Promotion in rank is based on achievements in three areas:  teaching effectiveness, professional and scholarly activities, and service to one’s department, the college, and the University. The expectations for achievements are greater in professional activity as one moves up the ranks.
7.2.1  General Minimum Requirements for Consideration for Promotion to Senior Lecturer
.1  Promotion to this rank can come after a minimum of five years of service at the rank of lecturer.

.2  Fulfillment of professional responsibilities.
7.2.2  General Minimum Requirements for Consideration for Promotion to Assistant Professor

.1  Three years (or the equivalent) of full-time teaching experience in the rank of instructor at the University.  (Promotion is automatic on attainment of the doctorate or appropriate terminal degree, effective the following academic year.)

.2  Possession of the appropriate earned terminal degree, in most cases the doctorate or the master of fine arts in one’s discipline (in unusual circumstances, equivalent professional achievement).

.3  Fulfillment of professional responsibilities.
7.2.3  General Minimum Requirements for Consideration for Promotion to Associate Professor
.1  Six years (or the equivalent) of full-time teaching experience in higher education, including at least four years in the rank of assistant professor at the University.

.2  Possession of the appropriate earned terminal degree or, in unusual circumstances, an equivalent combination of professional education and achievement.

.3  Fulfillment of professional responsibilities.
7.2.4  General Minimum Requirements for Consideration for Promotion to Professor
.1  Ten years (or the equivalent) of full-time teaching experience in higher education.

.2  Six years of full-time teaching experience in the rank of associate professor, including at least three of those years at the University of Mary Washington.

.3  Possession of the appropriate earned terminal degree or, in exceptional circumstances, an equivalent combination of professional education and achievement.

.4  Fulfillment of professional responsibilities.