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Tenure & Promotion

The University's tenure policies and practices follow the Board of Regents Statement on Academic Freedom, Tenure and Responsibliy  and in the section on tenure in Chapter III of Rules of the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System.

Academic ranks at the University are Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor. Advancement in academic rank is based upon performance of a faculty member and the recommendation of the department head or school director to the appropriate academic dean, who transmits it with a recommendation to the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs, who in turns submits it with a recommendation to the President.