Promotion and Tenure Recognition

For the UNCG faculty member who receives a tenure and/or promotion letter, it is a long-awaited and most significant event. In the past, aside from individual and some departmental celebrations there had been no University-wide ceremony to celebrate this personal milestone.

Starting in 2006, the University Libraries and the Provost's Office joined together to create a plan for public recognition and celebration when UNCG faculty achieve tenure and/or promotion. Each newly tenured or promoted faculty member is asked to select a book for the University Libraries' collection that would then be bookplated to commemorate her or his achievement. Each faculty member is asked to select a book that had special meaning to them and to write a brief statement noting why they selected a particular title. Written statements about the selections give a personal snapshot of the faculty and have the potential to inspire students and others.

In addition each honoree is invited to attend a reception celebrating his or her achievement to be held in late September. The books selected, along with the personal statements, are on display each year from early October on the first level of Jackson Library.

View pictures from past receptions on the University Libraries Flickr page!