Guidelines for Assembling the Contents of a Tenure File

Guidelines for Table of Contents for Tenure Cases

Core Information and Summary Materials (to be in a 2-3 inch loose leaf binder with identifying tabs)
(* denotes required document)

* Table of Contents
* CV
* Committee Letter
* Candidate Response (in any)
* Confidential committee member letters
  Other faculty or colleague letters of support

     * Statement on Teaching
     * List of courses taught
       Lists of individually mentored students (theses, independent studies, advisees)
     * Peer observation and evaluations
     * Summary of student evaluations
     *Current student letters of support
     *Alumni student letters of support

     * Statement of Research
       Confidential formally solicited outside letters of evaluation by scholars in the discipline (if present)

     * Statement of Service
     * Chronological list of committee assignments or other service responsibilities

Supporting Materials (in a plastic or cardboard file box, with files identified)

     *FARs - since hiring
     *Annual departmental letters of evaluation for untenured faculty

     *Individual files by course:  syllabus, sample assignments and tests, raw student evaluations     Other

     *Copies or off-prints of published or accepted work
     *Copies of work submitted but not yet accepted
       Copies of work-in-progress
       Texts of invited lectures or presentations
       Texts of other lectures, talks, or presentations
       Copies of grant proposals funded, not funded, or pending
       Other pieces of scholarship or creative work not in the above categories
       Reviews and citations

       Appropriate supporting documentation