Faculty Handbook: Policies Governing Faculty Service
3.1  Overview

Policies governing faculty service fall into several categories. Five of particular importance address such matters as evaluative criteria, standards, and procedures for appointment, promotion, tenure, annual review, post-tenure review, non-reappointment, and dismissal of faculty; faculty grievance procedures, or retrenchment. They are the following:

Appointments, Promotion, Tenure, Non-Reappointment, and Dismissal of Faculty, Board of Trustees Policy 405.1 (revised October 2, 2001)

Evaluative Criteria, Procedures and General Standards for Initial Appointment, Successive Appointments, Annual and Post-tenure Review, Promotion and Tenure (revised April 14, 2011)

University and Distinguished Professors (Campus Faculty, November 2, 1989)

Faculty Grievance Procedure (revised August 20, 2001)

Retrenchment (Board Policy 405.5)

These five policies are available through the Provost's office web site: http://provost.uark.edu/policies/

Current personnel documents of the colleges and schools also address these matters:

Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences 

Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences 

College of Education and Health Professions 

University Libraries 

Dean’s offices can provide copies or web addresses of personnel documents for faculty and non-classified staff appointed in other schools and colleges.