Post Tenure Review

Faculty in each department are charged with developing and implementing a plan for peer review of each tenured faculty member (Faculty Handbook 5.3.4) Iowa State University’s post-tenure review process is meant to assess the quality of a faculty member's performance in the areas of teaching, research/creative activities, extension/professional practice, and institutional service as indicated in the faculty member’s position responsibility statement (PRS) in effect during the period of the review. This review must occur at least every seven years and includes an overall assessment of the faculty member’s performance.

These Post-Tenure Review Implementation Guidelines (PDF, 285KB) aim to assist units with the logistics of the process. Faculty, department chairs, and deans are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the Faculty Handbook policy. Each case should be forwarded using the standard university cover sheet.


Claire Andreasen