This page includes recent Faculty Senate updates to UW Faculty Code Section 24-54 (procedures for promotion), which went into effect January 13, 2021. Apply guidance to promotion and/or tenure reviews initiated after this date.

Promotion Matrix

Title Prior to Promotion Title After Promotion Faculty Titles Eligible to Vote on Promotion Action
  • Associate Professor
  • Associate Professor WOT
  • Professor
  • Professor
  • Professor WOT
  • Professor Tenure Track
  • Assistant Professor
  • Assistant Professor WOT
  • Associate Professor
  • Professor
  • Professor WOT
  • Professor Tenure Track
  • Associate Professor
  • Associate Professor WOT
  • Associate Professor Tenure Track
  • Associate Professor WOT
  • Professor WOT
  • Professor
  • Professor WOT
  • Professor Tenure Track
  • Assistant Professor WOT
  • Associate Professor WOT
  • Professor
  • Professor WOT
  • Professor Tenure Track
  • Associate Professor
  • Associate Professor WOT
  • Associate Professor Tenure Track
  • Research Associate Professor
  • Associate Professor WOT
  • Research Professor
  • Professor
  • Professor WOT
  • Professor Tenure Track
  • Research Professor
  • Research Assistant Professor
  • Assistant Professor WOT
  • Research Associate Professor
  • Professor
  • Professor WOT
  • Professor Tenure Track
  • Research Professor
  • Associate Professor
  • Associate Professor WOT
  • Associate Professor Tenure Track
  • Research Associate Professor
  • Associate Teaching Professor
  • Teaching Professor
  • Professor
  • Professor WOT
  • Professor Tenure Track
  • Teaching Professor
  • Assistant Teaching Professor
  • Associate Teaching Professor
  • Professor
  • Professor WOT
  • Professor Tenure Track
  • Teaching Professor
  • Associate Professor
  • Associate Professor WOT
  • Associate Professor Tenure Track
  • Associate Teaching Professor
  • Artist in Residence, full-time
  • Senior Artist in Residence, full-time
  • Professor
  • Professor WOT
  • Professor Tenure Track
  • Teaching Professor
  • Associate Professor
  • Associate Professor WOT
  • Associate Professor Tenure Track
  • Associate Teaching Professor
  • Assistant Professor
  • Assistant Professor WOT
  • Assistant Teaching Professor
  • Senior Artist in Residence, full-time
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Dental Pathway
  • Clinical Professor, Dental Pathway
  • Professor
  • Professor Tenure Track
  • Professor WOT
  • Research Professor
  • Teaching Professor
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Dental Pathway
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Dental Pathway
  • Professor
  • Professor WOT
  • Professor Tenure Track
  • Research Professor
  • Teaching Professor
  • Associate Professor
  • Associate Professor WOT
  • Associate Professor Tenure Track
  • Research Associate Professor
  • Associate Teaching Professor
  • Clinical Associate Professor, salaried
  • Clinical Professor, salaried
  • Professor
  • Professor Tenure Track
  • Professor WOT
  • Research Professor
  • Teaching Professor
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, salaried
  • Clinical Associate Professor, salaried
  • Professor
  • Professor WOT
  • Professor Tenure Track
  • Research Professor
  • Teaching Professor
  • Associate Professor
  • Associate Professor WOT
  • Associate Professor Tenure Track
  • Research Associate Professor
  • Associate Teaching Professor
  • Clinical Instructor, salaried
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, salaried
  • Professor
  • Professor WOT
  • Professor Tenure Track
  • Research Professor
  • Teaching Professor
  • Associate Professor
  • Associate Professor WOT
  • Associate Professor Tenure Track
  • Research Associate Professor
  • Associate Teaching Professor
  • Assistant Professor
  • Assistant Professor WOT
  • Research Assistant Professor
  • Assistant Teaching Professor
  • Clinical Associate Professor
  • Clinical Professor
  • Professor
  • Professor Tenure Track
  • Professor WOT
  • Research Professor
  • Teaching Professor
  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Clinical Associate Professor
  • Professor
  • Professor WOT
  • Professor Tenure Track
  • Research Professor
  • Teaching Professor
  • Associate Professor
  • Associate Professor WOT
  • Associate Professor Tenure Track
  • Research Associate Professor
  • Associate Teaching Professor
  • Clinical Instructor
  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Professor
  • Professor WOT
  • Professor Tenure Track
  • Research Professor
  • Teaching Professor
  • Associate Professor
  • Associate Professor WOT
  • Associate Professor Tenure Track
  • Research Associate Professor
  • Associate Teaching Professor
  • Assistant Professor
  • Assistant Professor WOT
  • Research Assistant Professor
  • Assistant Teaching Professor
  • Affiliate Associate Professor
  • Affiliate Professor
  • Professor
  • Professor Tenure Track
  • Professor WOT
  • Research Professor
  • Teaching Professor
  • Affiliate Assistant Professor
  • Affiliate Associate Professor
  • Professor
  • Professor WOT
  • Professor Tenure Track
  • Research Professor
  • Teaching Professor
  • Associate Professor
  • Associate Professor WOT
  • Associate Professor Tenure Track
  • Research Associate Professor
  • Associate Teaching Professor
  • Affiliate Instructor
  • Affiliate Assistant Professor
  • Professor
  • Professor WOT
  • Professor Tenure Track
  • Research Professor
  • Associate Professor
  • Associate Professor WOT
  • Associate Professor Tenure Track
  • Research Associate Professor
  • Associate Teaching Professor
  • Assistant Professor
  • Assistant Professor WOT
  • Research Assistant Professor
  • Assistant Teaching Professor

Award of Tenure Only Matrix

Title Prior to Award of Tenure Title After Award of Tenure Faculty Titles Eligible to Vote
  • Professor Tenure Track
  • Professor WOT
  • Professor
  • Professor
  • Professor WOT
  • Professor Tenure Track
  • Associate Professor Tenure Track
  • Associate Professor WOT
  • Associate Professor
  • Professor
  • Professor WOT
  • Professor Tenure Track

Faculty Code References

  • Faculty Code Section 21-31: Establishes “Membership in the Faculty” and “voting eligibility based on superior rank”
  • Faculty Code Section 21-32: Establishes “Voting Membership in the Faculty”
    • 21-32 A: Establishes that a retired assistant professor, associate professor or professor (tenure track, tenured, WOT, research, and teaching).
    • 21-32 B: Establishes the ranks and titles of those members of the faculty who do not have any voting rights (e.g. clinical, clinical dental pathway, affiliate, acting, visiting).
    • 21-32 C: Establishes that research faculty are eligible to vote on all personnel matters except those relating to the promotion and/or tenure of faculty to senior artist in residence or to associate professors and professors in the following tracks: tenured, WOT, or teaching.
    • 21-32 D: Establishes that teaching faculty are eligible to vote on all personnel matters except those relating to the promotion and/or tenure of faculty to associate professors and professors in the following tracks: tenured, WOT, or research.
  • Faculty Code Section 24-40: “WOT faculty members have same rights, responsibilities and obligations as tenure-track and tenured faculty members at those ranks”
  • Faculty Code Section 24-54: “Procedure for Promotions”
    • 24-54 A: Establishes that the eligibility to deliberate and vote on a recommendation of promotion and/or tenure is limited to voting members of the faculty who are superior in academic rank/title to the candidate, subject to limitations described in Section 21-32, subsections C and D.
    • 24-54 B: Establishes the eligibility, membership, and procedures for subcommittees that produce an initial report and/or recommendation for promotion and/or tenure. This section also delineates specific procedures to follow when there are 3 or more eligible voting faculty members or fewer than 3 eligible voting faculty members in the candidate’s department (or undepartmentalized college or school). (See also: Part 2: Recommendations and Candidate’s Opportunity for Response)
    • 24-54 B: Establishes that if there are 3 or more eligible voting faculty members in the candidate’s department (or undepartmentalized college or school), voting (and being present for the vote) is limited to eligible voting faculty in the candidate’s department (or undepartmentalized college or school).
  • Faculty Code Section 25-41  B: “Granting of Tenure: Policy and Procedure”