Second Year Reviews

According to Faculty Code Section 24-41, during the second year of an assistant professor’s initial three-year appointment they must be reviewed for consideration of a second three-year appointment. This process is outlined for other tenure track appointments in Faculty Code Section 25-32D. Commonly known as the “Second Year Review” process, this process for qualifying appointment types is now administered completely through Workday. In order to accurately identify the affected population* and process their review decisions, there are three sequential processes that need to take place in order to ensure that all appropriate academic personnel are reviewed for renewal. All renewal decisions must be entered into Workday prior to the end of the academic year in which they occur.

The first step in the process is updating the “Academic Review Date” (this is synonymous with the Second Year Review Date) in Workday for all academic personnel whose Academic Review Date fields are blank.

The second step is running the “Academics with Approaching Second Year Review Date” report to identify all academic personnel in your unit who need to have Second Year Reviews done in spring.

The third and final step is documenting and processing Second Year Review decisions in Workday.

Titles involved in the Second Year Review process

  • Assistant Professors
  • Assistant Professors WOT
  • Research Assistant Professors
  • Assistant Professors – Clinical Dental Pathway
  • Associate Professors Tenure Track
  • Professors Tenure Track
  • Sr. Assistant Librarians*

*The review period for Sr. Assistant Librarians begins October 1 of the third year of their initial three-year appointment, per Chapter II, Section A, part 2-D of the Librarian Personnel Code.


Begin the Second Year Review Process