Faculty Affairs

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Faculty Affairs is responsible for policies and procedures which have an impact on the lives of faculty members from appointment to retirement. Here, you'll find information about appointments, promotions, sabbaticals and more!

Office of Faculty Development

The mission of the Office of Faculty Development is to provide resources and programming that support all faculty at Case Western Reserve University in their pursuit of excellence in research, mentoring and leadership. The office engages in three overlapping activities: career enhancement programming, community building, and information dissemination.

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Faculty Appointments

The Office of the Provost approves offers for full-time faculty appointments at Case Western Reserve University and reviews and submits recommendations to the trustees for final approval.

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Faculty Promotions

Promotion to professor or associate professor award of tenure is an annual event occurring on July 1. Promotion to senior instructor or assistant professor is a biennial event that may occur on January 1 or July 1.

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Sabbaticals and Leaves of Absence

The Office of the Provost must approve sabbaticals and non-medical leaves following the approval process at the school level as described in the individual school’s bylaws and in accord with school’s timetable.

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Pre-Tenure Extensions

Pre-tenure extensions may be grated for parenting or other reasons.

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Department Chair Appointments

The Office of the Provost reviews recommendations for department chair appointments and sends them to the university president for final decision and appointment.

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Emeritus Faculty Appointments

Full-time Case Western Reserve University faculty may be recommended for emeritus appointment upon retirement, usually January 1 or July 1. Qualifications include meritorious service to the university of 10 years or more and minimum age of 60.

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Endowed Professorships

The Office of the Provost reviews recommendations for appointments to endowed professorships and submits them to the trustees for approval. 

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Forms + Submission

This page includes forms that list the documentation required for various actions that are submitted to the office of the deputy provost. 

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Conciliation & Mediation

The Faculty Conciliation and Mediation Program is an alternative to the grievance process. It’s a no-cost program to help faculty members resolve conflicts. 

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Faculty Survey Information

Institutional Research conducts regular surveys of faculty and students in order to help understand and improve the campus experience.

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Faculty Information System (FIS)

A university-wide, secure hub of faculty appointment, demographic, teaching, research and scholarship, and service information for CWRU faculty. Access to the FIS is restricted to CWRU faculty and administrative staff who are involved in business processes involving faculty information. Request Access to the FIS

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