Tenure or permanency is granted to a faculty member who meets the requirements for the position to which s/he is being appointed after a trial period in accordance with the rules and standards set by the University.

The criteria for tenure set by the University ensure that each faculty satisfactorily performs his/her teaching duties as well as contribute to the pool of knowledge in his/her chosen field or discipline. The inextricable link between teaching and research/creative work/extension, which is an essential requirement for faculty promotion, must also be reflected in the grant of tenure. [Refer also to Section 1.2 Other Terms and Conditions of Appointment, of this Chapter]

 

Instructors

a. The initial appointment in the University to the rank of Instructor shall be temporary in character, for a period not exceeding one (1) year.

b. A temporary appointment shall automatically terminate at the end of that one-year period unless the Chancellor, upon recommendation of the Dean of the unit, renews that appointment for a period of one (1) year. In no case, however, under normal circumstances, shall such renewal exceed five (5) years from the date of the initial appointment.

c. After an Instructor has served for three (3) years, it shall be mandatory for the head of the academic unit (e.g., department) to review his/her eligibility for tenure, and to inform him/her of possible non-renewal of appointment at the end of the fourth year. After the Instructor has served for four (4) years, the same review should be undertaken. These reviews shall be regularly reported to the Dean.

d. After that five-year period, reckoned from the date of original appointment as Instructor (regardless of status as casual, substitute, or with item), the appointment shall automatically terminate, unless the Instructor is promoted to the rank of Assistant Professor, with or without tenure; Provided, That in the case of those pursuing master’s studies who are already in the thesis stage, the appointment may be extended but not to exceed two (2) years, provided that the instructor is properly informed of said condition.

e. Promotion to the rank of Assistant Professor shall be given only when the Instructor shall have obtained a graduate degree, or accomplished outstanding academic, creative, or professional work.

f. Other rules on tenure to the contrary notwithstanding, an Instructor may be given tenure under the following conditions: 

  1. Appropriate academic bodies have acted favorably on his/her tenure as well as promotion to Assistant Professor, except that there is no funding for the promotion to Assistant Professor; ∙
  2. S/He has satisfied the minimum qualifications for tenure of an Assistant Professor [Refer to Section 3.2 Assistant Professors, of this Chapter], and ∙
  3. S/He has already served meritoriously for at least five (5) years.

[Art. 177; amended at 834th BOR meeting, June 28, 1973; 888th BOR meeting, June 30, 1977; 932nd BOR meeting, Sept. 18, 1980; 1017th BOR meeting, Dec. 8, 1988; 1031st BOR meeting, June 28, 1990; 1081st BOR meeting, Nov. 17, 1994; 1142nd BOR meeting, May 26, 2000; 1153rd BOR meeting, Aug. 30, 2001]

 

Assistant Professors


a. No person without a graduate or professional degree shall be initially appointed to the rank of Assistant Professor.

b. The initial appointment in the University to the rank of Assistant Professor shall be temporary in character, renewable every year for a period not exceeding three (3) years.

c. Such appointment shall automatically terminate at the end of that three-year period unless the Assistant Professor is given tenure as provided in paragraph (d) below.

d. The minimum qualifications for tenure shall be the following. Units may impose stricter standards. ∙

  1. At least a master’s or equivalent degree or a professional degree; ∙
  2. Satisfactory or better teaching performance; and ∙
  3. Sole or lead authorship of a refereed journal article (local or international) or academic publication by a recognized academic publisher or literary publisher in the case of literary work; or in the field of visual arts, creative work that was exhibited and juried, or a similar requirement in music and other performing arts.

[Art. 178; amended at 834th BOR meeting, June 28, 1973; 1017th BOR meeting, Dec 8, 1988; 1153rd BOR meeting, Aug. 30, 2001]

 

Associate Professors

a. No person without a graduate or professional degree, or outstanding academic, creative, or professional achievement shall be initially appointed to the rank of Associate Professor.

b. The initial appointment in the University to the rank of Associate Professor shall be temporary in character, for a period not exceeding two (2) years, after which it shall automatically terminate.

c. A renewal after that two-year period shall be with tenure on the basis of criteria set for faculty promotions.

[Art. 179; amended at 834th BOR meeting, June 28, 1973; 1017th BOR meeting, Dec. 8, 1988]

 

Professors

a. No person without a graduate or professional degree, or outstanding academic, creative, or professional achievement shall be initially appointed to the rank of Professor.

b. The initial appointment in the University to the rank of Professor shall be for a period of one (1) year. A renewal shall be with tenure.

[Art. 179a; amended at 834th BOR meeting, June 28, 1973; 1017th BOR meeting, Dec. 8, 1988]