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Tenure, Promotion, and Contract Renewal

The Tenure and Promotion process for Mānoa faculty is governed by three documents: Executive Policy, the Agreement between the University of Hawaii Professional Assembly and the Board of Regents of the University of Hawaii (UHPA contract), and your department's criteria and procedures. Additionally, the Criteria and Guidelines for Mānoa provides campus-wide criteria as well as instructions and guidelines for preparing the dossier.

Each fall, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs holds informational workshops for faculty who will be applying for tenure and/or promotion. We encourage all faculty who will be submitting applications to attend one of these workshops, including those who will be applying within the next 3 years.

Fall 2017 Schedule of Workshops

Monday, August 28, 2017
Kuykendall 106
2:30–4:00 p.m.
Handouts: Tenure and Promotion Information Meeting PowerPoint presentation

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Kuykendall 106
9:00–10:30 a.m.
Handouts: Tenure and Promotion Information Meeting PowerPoint presentation

Thursday, September 7, 2017
Kuykendall 106
2:30–4:00 p.m.
Handouts: Tenure and Promotion Information Meeting PowerPoint presentation

Friday, September 8, 2017
Kuykendall 106
9:00–10:30 a.m.
Handouts: Tenure and Promotion Information Meeting PowerPoint presentation

**For your convenience, the forms and applications are available for download below.


Forms and Downloads

General Downloads

  • BOR/UHPA Contract (PDF)

Tenure and Promotion

Updated 8/2016
  • Timetable 2017–2018 (PDF) Updated 8/2017
  • UHM Criteria and Guidelines for Tenure and Promotion (PDF) Updated 8/2017
    • Appendix A - Executive Policy - Classification of Faculty - E5.221 (PDF)
    • Appendix B - Supplemental Guidelines for Librarians, Specialists, or Extension Agents (PDF)
  • Tenure and Promotion Application
    Please save relevant application files locally to your computer before you begin working on them.
    • Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
    • Tenure and Promotion application form-fillable (PDF)Updated 8/2017
    • All faculty Part 1 to Part 3 and Part 5 to Part 9 (DOC)Updated 8/2017
      Alternative for MS Office 2008 (DOC)Updated 8/2017
      • Instructional faculty Part 4 (DOC)
      • Law faculty Part 4 (DOC)
      • Medical faculty Part 4 (DOC)
      • Research faculty Part 4 (DOC)
      • Specialist faculty Part 4 (DOC)
      • Agent faculty Part 4 (DOC)
      • Librarian faculty Part 4 (DOC)
  • Memo on Minimum Qualifications for Tenure and Promotion 2017–2018 (PDF)Updated 8/2017
  • Memorandum of Understanding on Abstentions in Tenure and Promotion Applications (PDF)
  • Memorandum of Understanding on Department Procedures and Criteria in Tenure and Promotion Applications
    (PDF)
  • Memorandum of Understanding on Selection of Department Chairs (PDF)

Contract Renewal

  • Annual Contract Renewal Instructions Memo (PDF) Updated 8/2017
  • Attachment A - Probationary Faculty: Annual Evaluation/Contract Renewal Recommendation (PDF)
    Updated 8/2017
  • Attachment B - Faculty on Limited-Term Appointments: Evaluation and Recommendations (PDF)