The Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs handles promotion and tenure questions for faculty.

Ball State has University-wide guidelines on promotion and tenure, and the colleges and departments add additional elements not found in our standard document.

Promotion and tenure for every faculty member are dependent on the particular assignment and are defined by University, college, and departmental documents.

Review our documents for a detailed overview of the policy. We also encourage you to ask your department for more details.

The current University Promotion and Tenure document can be found here.

Additional Resources

“Benchmark Best Practices: Promotion and Tenure” (PDF)
Harvard Graduate School of Education

“Strategies for professors who service the university to earn tenure and promotion” (PDF)
Research in Higher Education Journal

“Resources on Tenure”
American Association of University Professors