Office for Faculty Advancement

Automatic Delay of Probationary Periods

 

Dear Faculty:

It is a pleasure to announce that the UK Board of Trustees approved a new policy that automatically extends the tenure-clock for faculty in probationary status. The specifics of this policy are explained in the attached documents and in GRX B.1.c.

The American Council on Education (ACE) initiated a national dialogue between Presidents and Chancellors from 10 major research universities on the need to create flexibility in tenure-track faculty career paths. Flexibility is crucial to recruiting and retaining talented faculty for the academy. It is most appropriate that the University of Kentucky has embraced this challenge to create more ‘friendly’ workplace policies.

Sincerely,

Heidi M. Anderson, Ph.D.

Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs