​Academic Staff Personnel Decisions​​​

Policies regarding personnel decisions for academic staff including renewal, review and promotion are different for instructional academic staff (Category B) compared to non-instructional academic staff (Category A & C). Information for Category B instructional academic staff is outlined here.

Retention, Promotion and Emeritus Schedule:2023-24​​​

Category B (Instructional) Academic Staff

Type of Appointment

Category B Academic Staff at UWSP are normally on fixed-term appointments.

Evaluation for Retention, Promotion and Merit

Information on evaluation for retention, promotion and merit is in the University Handbook, Chapter 4B, Section 5. It is also important to review the personnel rules for your department.

Promotion Schedule (Instructional) Academic Staff 

Academic Staff (2023-24)

Due Dates for promotion materials to be submitted to your dean/director and to Academic Affairs can be found here (please see section titled Promotion Schedule and Emeritus Schedule located at the bottom of page 1). 

Promotion Application

If you are applying for promotion, please use this check list.

Category B Merit

Each Category B Academic Staff member in a department generates 14 merit points. Ten of these 14 points are distributed to the department to be allocated according to departmental procedures. The remaining 4 points are distributed among the department chairperson (1 point), the dean of the college (2 points), and the vice chancellor (1 point) to be allocated according to the appropriate procedures for each. In order to receive the full pay plan increase, a total of must 14 total merit points must be earned.

Procedural guidelines for merit distribution can be found in the University Handbook, Chapter 4B, Section 5, under Evaluation of Category B Academic Staff


Category A & C (Non-Instructional) Academic Staff

Please visit the UWSP Career Development webpage, and review the Title Changes and Promotion section.