UGA Promotion and Tenure Unit (PTU) Criteria for Academic Rank (tenure-track) Faculty

The University of Georgia Guidelines for Appointment, Promotion and Tenure (p. 9) require that each appointment unit develop its own discipline-specific criteria and procedures for promotion and tenure in order to supplement the UGA Guidelines. A unit’s own discipline-specific criteria and procedures must be accepted by the faculty within the appointment unit and must be reviewed and approved by the dean of the school/college and by the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. The Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost must also be notified of and approve any amendments to a unit's promotion and tenure criteria.

In 2015, all PTUs on campus revised and updated their criteria and procedure documents. These revised PTU documents will be used in the promotion and tenure cycle initiated in 2016, with preliminary considerations in the spring of 2016 and full reviews in the fall of 2016.

If you have any questions about approval of unit criteria, please contact Dr. Sarah F. Covert, Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs, at covert@uga.edu or 706-542-9389.

Schools and Colleges

Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Arts and Sciences

Business (all departments that grant tenure use the same PTU document)

  • Accounting, J.M. Tull School of
  • Banking and Finance
  • Economics
  • Insurance, Legal Studies and Real Estate
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing

Ecology

Education

Engineering

Environment and Design

Family and Consumer Sciences

Forestry and Natural Resources (current); New PTU criteria effective Jan. 1, 2017

Journalism and Mass Communication (all departments that grant tenure use the same PTU document)

  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Entertainment and Media Studies
  • Journalism

Law

Pharmacy

Public Health (all departments that grant tenure use the same PTU document)

  • Environmental Health Science
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Health Policy and Management
  • Health Promotion and Behavior

Public and International Affairs

Social Work

Veterinary Medicine

Other Academic Units

Division of Academic Enhancement

Institute of Higher Education