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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The following page contains information about appointments. This includes Faculty Appointments, Department Chair AppointmentsEmeritus Faculty Appointments, and Endowed Professorships

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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 Jan. 1 or July 1.

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Sabbaticals and Leaves of Absence

The Office of the Provost approves 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 the 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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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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About Our Faculty

Learn about CWRU faculty using helpful tools including the Faculty Information System (FIS) and Faculty Search Dashboard. Also find faculty survey data and see a list of new Board-appointed faculty.

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Interfolio is an online platform that manages various faculty affairs processes, including faculty searches, promotions, and awards of tenure.

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