In a Thursday [June 4] message to Mississippi State University faculty, Provost and Executive Vice President David R. Shaw announced that a tenure clock extension option is now available.
"COVID-19 has disrupted every aspect of our personal and professional lives, and we recognize this includes a disruption in progress toward the attainment of tenure. MSU administration has requested, and the Board of Trustees of Institutions of Higher Learning has approved, an automatic one-year extension of the tenure clock for any faculty member who accepts this extension," Shaw wrote. "The acceptance can be made, at any point up to the deadline for tenure application, by any faculty member who was employed by MSU at the time of the COVID-19 outbreak."
A request form has been developed and can be found at https://www.provost.msstate.edu/pdf/covid19-ete-form.docx.