All faculty members will have an annual review of their performance in each of their mission assignments. The assessment should include a determination of progress toward promotion (and/or tenure as appropriate), and readiness for promotion.
Faculty on the tenure and non-tenure track at the rank of Assistant Professor will have to undergo a review of progress toward tenure and promotion (mid cycle review) in spring of their third year of employment. The faculty member will complete the promotion and tenure packet, which is used as a self-assessment tool at the mid-cycle point UF online promotion packet. The OPT template is available to faculty by logging onto MyUFL and navigating to >Main Menu >My Self Service >Faculty Promotion & Tenure > UF Faculty Promotion & Tenure >Promotion & Tenure Packet >Packet Template with Activity. The resulting Word file may be downloaded and completed according to the instructions. The deadline for submission to the Department Chair should be discussed, and agreed upon at the time the candidate decides to proceed with the mid-cycle review. This will allow the faculty member to establish a timeline to get the packet completed.
The eligible faculty within the Department along with the Department Chair will assess the faculty self- assessment packet, and provide a letter with feedback to the faculty member. The COP P&T Committee will also review the mid-cycle packet, and provide a letter with feedback to the faculty member. The maximum probationary tenure period for the COP is seven years.