Campus Review Deadlines

The following dates reflect campus file deadlines. Deans’ offices must forward files to Academic Personnel no later than these deadlines in order for actions to be effective July 1. Files received after these deadlines will require an effective date the following July 1.

Departments and Deans have established earlier due dates to meet campus review file deadlines. Please contact your department or dean’s office for further guidance.

November 17

First Deferral- Dean's Authority

Second Consecutive Deferral-EVC Authority

December 1


Reappointments/merit actions requiring campus review

Actions for non-salaried appointees requiring campus review

Advancements within Above Scale

January 19

Accelerated merit advancements

Accelerated advancements within Above Scale

Consecutive no-change actions requiring campus review

Contested no-change actions

February 16

Promotions (career review)

Advancements to/through Step VI (career review)

Advancements to Above Scale (career review)

Termination decisions

Reconsideration of termination decisions

March 19

Actions that include a Career Equity Review

New bonus off-scale salary components

Contested merit actions

May 21

Completed review actions for which deans have authority (due for post-audit by Academic Personnel)


While appointment files have no specific deadline, please be mindful of the following:

UC Intercampus Transfers: offer letters issued after April 1 for an appointment effective the following academic year to candidates who currently hold Senate faculty titles require the candidate’s current UC campus to agree to waive the recruitment deadline (see APM 510).

Association of American Universities (AAU): UCSD is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU). UCSD abides by the AAU 1964 Resolution on Faculty Recruitment, which is an understanding between member institutions that offers of academic appointment to faculty will be made prior to April 30  if the appointments are to be effective the following academic year.

 If a department wishes to make an offer of appointment for a prospective candidate who currently holds a tenured or tenure-track appointment at an AAU member institution for the following academic year after the April 30 deadline, UCSD must receive permission from the prospective appointee’s current institution to waive this restriction deadline restriction in order for UCSD to proceed with its offer.

Initial Continuing Status and Continuing Appointments (Unit 18):  Per Article 7b of the MOU between the Lecturers Unit (IX) and UC the excellence review  and determination of instructional need shall be conducted in the academic year in which the 18th quarter of service occurs and shall be complete prior to the commencement of the 19th quarter of service.

Probationary Period & Review Files: Departments and Divisions should be mindful of an Assistant rank appointee's probationary period when preparing a review file and give priority to such files where the candidate's probationary period expires at the end of the review cycle. These files should be submitted well before the established campus deadlines to allow ample time for the review process to conclude.