Wichita State University does not discriminate in its employment practices, educational
programs or activities on the basis of pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, or
new parenthood. Any student who believes they have a need for a pregnancy-related
accommodation and/or service should contact the Office of Disability Services.
Tenure Probationary Period Extension
Wichita State University fosters a culture that welcomes, encourages, supports and
sustains a diverse faculty as they achieve excellence in scholarship, teaching, service
and public engagements.
Our tenure policy provides for flexibility in meeting goals and expectations for
performance based upon the different stages of faculty development over the course
of an academic career. The policy recognizes the importance of balancing academic
and family responsibilities by allowing for the extension of the probationary period
related to parenting and health-related commitments.
Section 4.19 Tenure Policy:
If an untenured faculty member becomes a parent through birth, adoptive placement,
or adoption of a child under the age of 5 prior to May 1st of the fifth year of the
probationary period, that faculty member, upon notification to Provost, shall be granted
a one-year delay of the tenure review. Notification must occur within 90 days of the
birth, adoptive placement or adoption. Faculty members retain the right to opt out
of this interruption policy.
Additional information can be found at the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) website.
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