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 excerpt can be found here.

Community Engagement Resources

Many BSU faculty members participate in community engaged projects and research.  The following are helpful resources faculty may use to help advance and document community engaged research in the promotion and tenure process.

Foundational Scholarship Worksheet (PDF)

Journal Section Comparison Table for Interdisciplinary CES Journals (PDF)

Annotated List Interdisciplinary CES Journals (PDF)

Scholarly Products for Academic Public Audiences Worksheet (PDF)

Faculty Success

Learning Sessions and Additional Training Opportunities

Looking for additional guidance with Faculty Success?  Find a training session that works for you!

Weekly Office Hours

Virtual:  Tuesdays at 2:00PM July 2023 through October 2023

In-Person:  Wednesdays at 3:00PM July 2023 through October 2023
Faculty Excellence Center (TC 928)

Wednesday Workshops

Hosted virtually at 2:00PM on the first Wednesday of each month.
July 12: Importing Data (publications, CV imports) [View Slide Deck] [View Recording]
August 2: Reporting (full and self-service reporting) [View Slide Deck] [View Recording]
September 6: Navigating Workflow [View Slide Deck] [View Recording]

Intensive Sessions

Three, 60-minute, back-to-back, virtual sessions focused on the Activities Database, Reporting Basics, and Workflow.
July 27 [View Slide Deck] [View Recording: Activities Database, Reporting, Workflow]
August 15 [View Slide Deck] [View Recording: Activities Database, Documentation & Reporting, Workflow]
September 6 [View Slide Deck] [View Recording: Activities Database, Documentation & Reporting, Workflow]


Visit the Faculty Success SharePoint site for video recordings and other Faculty Success training materials.  Additional training will be available via Udemy soon.


Each College has a designated point person you can talk with about Faculty Success.  Find yours below!

Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning - Daniel Overbey
Miller College of Business
- Allen Truell
College of Communication, Information, and Media
- David Hua
College of Fine Arts
- Gayle Kearns
College of Health
- Glenn Stone
College of Sciences and Humanities
- Jill Coleman and Sergiy Rosokha
Teachers College - Kate Shively
Honors College - Emily Rutter

College Champions Meetings

July 24: Promotion & Tenure Workflows [View Slide Deck]  [View Recording]

For additional assistance, contact Mr. Steve Reed or Dr. Tarek Mahfouz.
View the list of known issues and priorities.