Office of Academic Affairs

Promotion and Tenure, Reappointment

Promotion, Tenure and Reappointment processes can be anxiety inducing.  The more you know, the more confident you will feel in your success.  To that end, please consult the resources provided here including the workshops offered every year on various aspects of the P & T process.  If you have questions, please contact Dr. Dixson at 260-481-6558 or

Promotion & Tenure

Promotion & Tenure Folder Access Directions
    Promotion & Tenure Workshops
    Promotion & Tenure Campus Subcommittee
    • Nodir Adilov, 2016-2019
    • Denise Buhr, 2017-2020
    • Carl Drummond (ex officio, nonvoting)
    • Craig Humphrey, 2017-2020
    • Steven Stevenson, 2018-2021
    • Terri Swim, 2018-2021
    • Richard Weiner, 2016-2019
    • Nash Younis, 2017-2020
       (Seven faculty, one administrator)

    Promotion & Tenure Timetable 

    Dossier Format Guidelines
    Campus-level Policies and Criteria
    Documenting and Evaluating Faculty Work
    Recommendations from the Campus Promotion and Tenure Subcommittee


    Reappointment Recommendation Form [PDF]

    Timeline and Guidelines for Reappointment Review

    2018-2019 Reappointments are due to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs as follows:

    • November reappointments by September 28, 2018
    • February reappointments by December 7, 2018
    • May reappointments by March 1, 2019

    Guidelines for Reappointment Review (Faculty) (OAA Memo 04-3 PDF with table) // (version without tables)

    Timelines and Guidelines for Librarians (OAA Memo 04-4 PDF with table) // (version without tables)


    Academic Affairs seeks to support faculty, chairs and deans in all aspects of their academic professional lives. To that end, we provide specific support for new faculty and administrators; reappointment, promotion and tenure processes, and ongoing support and recognition for teaching and research. Please contact Dr. Dixson with any questions or suggestions for making your Purdue Fort Wayne life more productive and successful.

    Teaching and Learning

    Marcia Dixson

    Marcia Dixson, Associate Vice Chancellor for Teaching and Learning, leads initiatives for faculty support and resources. Dr. Dixson, professor of communication, earned a B.S.E. and M.A. in English Education from Northeast Missouri State University (now Truman State University) and a Ph.D. in Communication Research from University of Iowa, Iowa City. She began at IPFW in 1993 as an Assistant Professor.  

    Besides teaching and doing research in family communication and scholarship of teaching and learning she has served in several administrative roles: Basic Course Director, Graduate Director and Chair of Communication and the first Director of the Center for Enhancement of Teaching and Learning.

    Contact Dr. Dixson by phone at 260-481-6558 or by email.