These are the general expectations for promotion of tenure track faculty.
Associate Professor shall indicate a sustained record of professional achievement. The candidate shall have achieved regional recognition for accomplishments in his/her field. Outstanding achievement must be demonstrated in research/scholarly achievement and in teaching or service (usually clinical care); competence must be demonstrated in the other area.
Professor shall be reserved for those who have been accepted and recognized nationally or internationally for distinction and excellence of their professional achievements. Outstanding achievement must be demonstrated in research/scholarly achievement and at least one other area, teaching or service. Competence must be demonstrated in the other area.