Special Procedures as a Result of the COVID-19 Pandemic


Dear Colleagues,

In consultation with Faculty Senate and the Deans Council, we are providing all assistant professors an opportunity to delay their tenure clock based on continued complications due to the pandemic during the 2021-22 year. If you would like to take this opportunity, you should consult with your dean, who can provide guidance on whether or not such a delay would be prudent. Ultimately, however, the decision rests with you. Those scheduled to go up for tenure this year, must submit their intention to delay in writing by May 15, 2022. All other eligible faculty must submit their intention to delay in writing by October 1, 2022. Written requests should be submitted via email to the Office of Faculty Affairs at ofd@lmu.edu with a cc to the department chair and dean. You can take this delay whether or not you took the delay offered in 2020-2021. Please note that faculty eligible for multiple delays in the same year may only receive a total of one delay. For example, a faculty member on a delay-qualified parental leave this year may not get two total years of delay. 
In addition, faculty may include the Rank & Tenure Riders on applications for tenure and/or promotion submitted through fall 2027. 
Thank you for your continued excellence throughout the pandemic. Your quick pivots to and from remote instruction have served our students and our university admirably, and I am truly inspired. 
Thomas Poon, Ph.D. 
Executive Vice President and Provost