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FAC 3.2.B. Stopping or Suspending the Tenure Clock.

 

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh that these procedures should be implemented in a fair, reasonable, and accommodating manner. Interest in accommodating the special needs of probationary faculty must be considered and evaluated in light of avoiding an undue prolongation or extension in the length of the probationary period. For this reason, the process of making decisions on these requests must ensure that actions are taken in a timely and appropriate manner.

Probationary faculty may present a request for stopping the tenure clock for the reasons set forth in section UWS 3.04(3). Requests should be filed as soon as the probationary faculty becomes aware of the circumstances or conditions that necessitate this special treatment. In order to ensure that the review of the request is completed prior to the timeline for the submission of materials for renewal or tenure, the request should be filed no later than forty (40) working days prior to the date scheduled for the initial review. (In emergency or other extenuating circumstances, the Provost and Vice Chancellor may accept and act upon a request in an expeditious manner, provided that reasonable efforts are made to confer with the following individuals and offices (or their equivalents): the college Dean, the department chair, the department personnel committee, and the Director of Equity and Affirmative Action.)

If accepted, a request to "suspend the clock" shall not constitute a break in continuous service nor shall it be included in the probationary period.

(1)   The Provost and Vice Chancellor will serve as the "designated administrative officer" for making decisions on all requests to stop or suspend the tenure clock.

(2)   Probationary faculty initiate a request in writing filed with the appropriate dean. Duplicate copies of this material must also be simultaneously filed with the following individuals and offices (or their equivalents): the department chair, the department personnel committee, and the Director of Equity and Affirmative Action. The dean will then forward the request, with his/her recommendation, to the Provost and Vice Chancellor.

(3)   Any comments on the request from the offices designated above must be filed with the Provost and Vice Chancellor’s Office within ten working days.

(4)   No later than ten working days after the close of the period for receipt of comments, the Provost and Vice Chancellor shall make a final decision on the request. Copies of the decision shall be sent to the following individuals and offices (or their equivalents): the concerned faculty, the Chancellor, the college Dean, the department chair, the department personnel committee, and the Director of Equity and Affirmative Action. This decision is not subject to review or appeal.

(a)   If the Provost and Vice Chancellor denies the request, it must be based upon clear and convincing reasons that are presented in writing to the probationary faculty member at the time that this decision is made.

(b)   If the Provost and Vice Chancellor accepts the request, the notification of that decision shall specify the duration of the period covered by the decision and the timeline for the next personnel action pertaining to the probationary faculty member.

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