Promotion and Tenure
Approved by the faculty: May 1, 2019
Approved by the dean: May 1, 2019
Approved by the Provost: March 10, 2020
This document is intended to guide candidates and evaluators of those candidates toward successful outcomes of the promotion and tenure process in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. This document applies to all tenure-track faculty members in the Grady College in the three Departments of Advertising and Public Relations, Entertainment and Media Studies, and Journalism. Discipline-specific criteria for promotion and tenure within Grady are outlined in this document. The starting point for understanding this process, the rules of operation, and the basic guidelines, criteria and documentation required for all candidates are given in the current version of the UGA Guidelines for Appointment, Promotion and Tenure (UGA Guidelines) and are available online at http://provost.uga.edu/documents/guidenlines_revised_spring_14.pdf .
This document is meant to be in addition to information provided in the UGA Guidelines, to clarify and make more specific what is expected of candidates in Grady to successfully be promoted and/or tenured. In all matters related to promotion and tenure, the Grady College will carefully adhere to the UGA Guidelines. The standards, criteria, and processes presented in this document are intended to supplement and/or extend the University’s Guidelines. All faculty members are expected to be familiar with both this PTU document and the University Guidelines. If any inconsistency or discrepancy is found in this document or if this PTU document does not address a certain issue, the University’s Guidelines will supersede this document.