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Faculty Tenure Guidelines

Tenure Track Definitions

What is Tenure?

Tenure is an employment contract between a faculty member and TMCC. The decision to grant tenure is based on a rigorous evaluation of a tenure candidate by the tenure probationary committee and TMCC administration during a probationary period. Please refer to the Board of Regents Handbook: Title 2, Chapter 4, Section 4.1.2.

Who is Eligible for Tenure?

Please refer to the Board of Regents Handbook: Title 4, Chapter 3, Section 2.1.c.

Who Decides?

A faculty member must earn tenure in conformity with the Nevada System of Higher Education Code. The College president recommends the faculty member for an appointment with tenure, and the Board of Regents confers tenure.

NSHE Code Standards

TMCC must use the NSHE Code standards and the ratings set forth in the Board of Regents Handbook: Title 2, Chapter 4, Section 4.4.2 while recommending academic faculty for appointment with tenure. 

Tenure Ratings

Please refer to the Board of Regents Handbook: Title 2, Chapter 4, Section 4.4.2 (b).

Tenure upon Hire

Please refer to the Board of Regents Handbook: Title 2, Chapter 4, Section 4.3.1 (b2).