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Reappointment, Promotion & Tenure 

OSU Faculty Handbook

Faculty Policy Statement, bylaws and matters related to faculty appointments, tenure and promotions can be found in the OSU Faculty Handbook, which was prepared by the Office of Academic Affairs with assistance from representatives of the Faculty Council to help outline important policies and procedures. We encourage our faculty members to bookmark the handbook for ready and useful access.


In several places in the handbook, reference is made to specific OSU Policy and Procedures documents. 


Suggestions for improving the OSU Faculty Handbook should be directed to the Office of Academic Affairs, 101 Whitehurst, or


Bylaws of the General Faculty of OSU

Bylaws of the Faculty Council

Bylaws of the Graduate Faculty

Policy Statement to Govern Appointments, Tenure, Promotions and Related Matters of the Faculty of OSU, approved Dec 2, 2022

Table of Contents

Appendix A - Statement on Professional Ethics

Appendix B - Academic Freedom

Appendix C - Termination Procedures

Appendix D - Financial Exigency Procedures

Appendix E - Dispute Resolution Procedures

Helpful Links & Forms

Policy and Procedures Letter 2-0902: Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Process for Ranked Faculty provides guidelines for the evaluation of faculty through annual evaluation, reappointment, promotion and tenure. 


RPT Forms

Documentation File Preparation Form

Recommendation Form

FAQ regarding the reappointment, promotion and tenure process

Statement on grandfathering modified reappointment, promotion and tenure standards for tenured/tenure track faculty

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