General Expectations for Awarding of Tenure

The decision to award tenure shall be based on a thorough evaluation of the candidate's total contribution to the mission of the Augusta University. As such, tenure decisions shall be based upon the faculty member's sustained contribution to the defined mission and purpose of the Augusta University, including teaching, research/scholarly achievement, and service (See also criteria for promotion).

A decision to grant tenure must be based not only on the candidate's attainment of high professional competence and academic performance measured against national standards but also on his/her contributions to the goals and anticipated future needs of the institution.