Preliminary (Third-Year) Review

The preliminary (third year) review of pre-tenure faculty is an important milestone in Iowa State University’s evaluation of early-career faculty and their successful advancement toward promotion and tenure. The Faculty Handbook, chapter 5 describes faculty responsibilities and delineates the criteria for evaluation and review, including preliminary review. 

These process guidelines should be consulted as faculty and departments prepare for the preliminary review. Each case should be forwarded using the standard university cover sheet. 

  • Cover sheet for preliminary review (PDF | DOC)