The purpose of tenure is to assure the university staff academic freedom and security and to protect the best interests of the university. Only faculty members who hold the rank of assistant professor, associate professor or full professor are eligible to be considered for tenure. The university reserves the significant majority of tenure slots for those professors who are or can be expected to be truly nationally distinguished scholars and teachers. Tenure shall be selectively considered for professors who are superior teachers and are considered by the university to be instructional leaders and excellent scholars, also for others who are nationally distinguished and considered excellent teachers.
For full information on Regent University's tenure policies, please read the Faculty Handbook.