Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President
Kansas State University
108 Anderson Hall
919 Mid-Campus Drive North
Manhattan, KS 66506



Departmental Evaluation, Promotion, and Tenure Guidelines/Documents 

Each academic department/unit is required by University Handbook policy to develop department documents containing criteria, standards, and guidelines for promotion, tenure, reappointment, annual evaluation and merit salary allocation. These documents must be approved by a majority vote of the faculty members in the department, by the department head or chair, by the dean concerned, and by the provost. They must be reviewed and re-submitted every five years, or as necessary.  Dates of revision (or the vote to continue without revision) must appear on the first page of the document. 

Department documents must also include a set of guidelines describing the minimum-acceptable level of productivity for all applicable areas of responsibility for the faculty, as well as procedures to handle such cases of chronic low achievement. Minimum-acceptable levels of productivity are defined along with a clear explanation as to how the department or unit will determine when a tenured faculty member's low performance in one or more instances fails overall to meet the minimum acceptable level.

All department documents must also include a section on post tenure review.

This site contains the following information for every academic department: Department Mission Statement; Departmental Promotion, Tenure, and Reappointment Criteria; Annual Evaluation and Merit Salary Allocation Procedures; Departmental Minimum Standards; Chronic Low Achievement Procedures; Post Tenure Review Procedures; and Dates of Revision for Departmental Documents.

Continuity of Operations Plans (COOP's): This office is also the depository of department/unit COOP's.  To complete the COOP form, the instructions [Pandemic Flu Instructions] are in a document linked right above the link to the plan form [Pandemic Flu Form] at: The department/unit's documents will be filed by the Office of the Provost but will not be available online.  Please follow the links to your department/unit to see if our office has a COOP on file.

To access the above information for a given department or administrative unit, select the appropriate college or unit as listed below.
College of Agriculture 
College of Architecture, Planning and Design 
College of Arts and Sciences 
College of Business Administration 
College of Education 
College of Engineering 
College of Human Ecology 
College of Veterinary Medicine 
K-State Libraries 
K-State Salina 
K-State Olathe 


Departmental Document Drafting Clinic Video, June 4, 2015