Extending the reappointment review timeline for the continuing appointment system
The following frequently asked questions provide information about the reappointment review timeline for the continuing appointment system related to COVID-19.
Reappointment Review Timeline for the Continuing Appointment System Frequently Asked Questions Related to COVID-19:
Any continuing appointment system specialist currently in the continuing system (as of Spring 2020) and scheduled for a probationary reappointment or reappointment with continuing review beginning in academic year 2020-2021 or beyond receives the automatic one-year extension.
The one-year automatic extension does not apply to the current probationary period of those who were reviewed in the 2019-2020 academic year. However, assuming a successful reappointment, the automatic extension will be automatically applied to this cohort’s second probationary period.
What if I was not scheduled to be reviewed for reappointment until academic year 2021-2022 or later?
If you were in a continuing system appointment at MSU during spring 2020, a one-year extension will be applied automatically to your probationary end date.
What if I would like to be reviewed for reappointment at my original scheduled time (i.e. the pre-COVID-19 extension timeline) and, therefore, not use the automatic one-year extension in my first probationary period?
You can be reviewed for reappointment as you were previously scheduled (the pre-COVID-19 extension timeline). However, the academic specialist is bound by the outcome of the reappointment review if unsuccessful.
I am scheduled for my first probationary reappointment review in 2020-21. Can I continue with the reappointment review at the scheduled time (pre-COVID-19 extension timeline) and then use the COVID-19 automatic extension in my secondary probationary appointment if successfully reappointed (i.e. between my reappointment and granting of continuing status)?
Yes. The one-year COVID-19 extension can be used in your second probationary period if the extension is needed due to COVID-19 impact on your performance. You must notify your chair/school director that you will use the one-year COVID-19 extension no later than the due date for the submission of your Form C materials reappointment and granting of continuing status to your department/school.
What is the process for notifying the department, college and university that I wish to be reviewed at my pre-COVID-19 extension scheduled time?
- Academic specialist informs chair/school director and dean that they would like to be reviewed at the pre-COVID-19 extension scheduled time no later than the due date for the submission to the department/school of the dossier for the next reappointment review.
- The dean’s office provides a formal notice back to faculty member notifying them of their request and documenting the request.
- The request gets signed and sent to HR Academic Operations.