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Continuing Appointment Clock Extension

We are pleased to inform you that the SUNY Board of Trustees adopted emergency rulemaking to allow an extension of a portion of the April 20, 2020 SUNY-UUP Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) titled “ Possible Adjustments to Tenure Clock Timelines and Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Review Materials ” through June 30, 2021. The MOU extension recognizes the continuing impact of COVID-19 on research, scholarship and university service.

In summary, for academic rank employees (tenure track) there is an automatic tenure clock stop of one year without change in title or full time equivalent (FTE). In the extension, there was not a further expansion of the system wide option to exclude student or peer evaluations in their dossier for this academic year. Academic employees who wish to opt out of the extension may request to do so.

Eligibility

Academic employees currently holding an academic rank (tenure track) title between May 6, 2020 and June 30, 2021 who have not yet achieved continuing appointment and who are not currently under review, will receive an automatic one year extension of their clock. Academic employees who have previously received the May 2020 automatic extension are not eligible.

Those who wish to remain on their current schedule may request to opt out of the automatic tenure clock stop. Employees who have already been provided with a notice of non-renewal are not eligible to submit an opt out request.

Procedure

No action is required for those who wish to accept the extension. 

East Campus Faculty who would like to opt out of the extension must submit a written request to their Department Chair, with a copy to the Dean’s Office ( Karen.Wilk@stonybrook.edu). The Dean’s Office will review requests and notify the employee and Chair in writing.

West Campus Faculty who would like to opt out of the extension must submit a written request to their Department Chair, with a copy to the Provost’s Office ( Janice.Barone@stonybrook.edu). The Provost’s Office will review requests and notify the employee and Chair in writing.

Additional information is located on the Provost’s Office website: Accounting for COVID-19 in the Academic Review Process

Questions related to these provisions should be emailed to:

East Campus Faculty: Karen.Wilk@stonybrook.edu

West Campus Faculty: Janice.Barone@stonybrook.edu