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FROM COLLEGE HALL


Report on Tenure Decisions

In past years the Office of the Deputy Provost published data showing the internal tenure success of men and women. The last report appeared in Almanac November 12, 1991. At the request of several groups we are publishing data from 1980 through 1996 on hiring of women, men, and minority Assistant Professors, and data on their internal tenure success. Because achieving internal tenure can be a seven-year process for most faculty and a ten-year process for some faculty in the Medical School, our tenure success data are available only through 1990. Moreover, the data set does not include individuals hired from the outside with tenure.

The data that are published here are different from those published in earlier reports. The earlier reports focused on the numbers of males and females who stood for tenure in that academic year­the number and proportion achieving tenure and not achieving tenure. The data set that appears below includes the total hires for each year, the breakdown by gender and minority status, and the number and percent of that year's cohort who stayed at the University and achieved tenure.

- Barbara Lowery, Associate Provost, and

Bernard Lentz, Director Institutional Research and Analysis

Total University Average Time To Tenure (in Years)













Appointment Fiscal YearFemaleMinorityMaleAll
FY807.88.5 6.76.9
FY81 6.66.36.26.3
FY828.8 95.76.2
FY836.46 6.76.6
FY847.166.6 6.7
FY856.66.566.1
FY867.36.36.56.5
FY875.66.36.86.5
FY887.44.25.45.7
FY895.84.75.75.7
FY90 5.855.35.4
FY91- ---
FY92-- --
FY93--- -
FY94----
FY95----
FY96----


Hires and Promotions

Appointment Fiscal Year Total Hires Female Hires %Female of Total Hires % of Female Hires Tenured % of Male Hires Tenured Minority Hires %Minority of Total Hires % of Minority Hires Tenured % of Total Hires Tenured Tenure Decision Pending*
FY80 135 32 24% 0.16 0.35 8 6% 0.25 0.3 0
FY81 148 34 23% 0.24 0.34 9 6% 0.33 0.32 0
FY82 112 21 19% 0.29 0.35 8 7% 0.13 0.34 0
FY83 136 34 25% 0.44 0.29 7 5% 0.43 0.33 1
FY84 99 30 30% 0.3 0.36 9 9% 0.22 0.34 1
FY85 117 27 23% 0.37 0.38 13 11% 0.46 0.38 0
FY86 118 34 29% 0.12 0.42 14 12% 0.21 0.33 2
FY87 97 31 32% 0.32 0.47 9 9% 0.33 0.42 2
FY88 102 26 25% 0.19 0.33 19 19% 0.26 0.29 10
FY89 127 35 28% 0.23 0.25 14 11% 0.21 0.24 26
FY90 120 34 28% 0.15 0.22 16 13% 0.06 0.2 41
FY91 107 35 33% - - 19 18% - -
FY92 126 40 32% - - 5 4% - -
FY93 117 41 35% - - 16 14% - -
FY94 151 57 38% - - 20 13% - -
FY95 136 42 31% - - 18 13% - -
FY96 125 45 36% - - 20 16% - -

* Note: Primary Clinician-Educator faculty who have not, as yet, achieved Associate Professor status or Ten-Year Tenure-Track faculty in Medicine.


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