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 first time honoree is asked to select a book for the University Libraries' collection that has special meaning to them, and to write a brief statement noting why they selected that particular title. These books will then be bookplated to commemorate her or his achievement. Written statements about the selections give a personal snapshot of the honoree and have the potential to inspire students and others.

In addition all honorees are invited to attend a reception celebrating their achievements, to be held in late September. The books selected, along with the personal statements, will then be on display on the first level of Jackson Library.

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