A number of documents define policies and procedures for personnel actions. The Policies of the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York outline policies regarding renewal, continuing appointment and promotion. Article XI (PDF, 228KB) contains Trustees' policies regarding appointment of employees, including rules governing continuing appointment (tenure). Article XII (PDF, 228KB) contains policies pertaining to evaluation and promotion of academic and professional employees.
Buffalo State College has outlined criteria for tenure and promotion of faculty. Other policies and documentation housed in this section, such as the statement on applied research, documentation of teaching effectiveness, and documents charting policy history, etc. should be reviewed by all faculty and staff.
Each department maintains documents on renewal, promotion and tenure, including a statement on scholarship, research and creative activity. Like the letter of expectations, these documents provide clarification to the more general documents issued by the dean's office and Academic Affairs.