Academic Professionals who are retained following the four-year probationary period will be awarded a three-year continuing appointment, and may be reappointed to additional three-year terms. Thereafter if the decision is made not to reappoint an academic professional, he or she will be notified in writing by December 15 of the third year of the academic professional's three-year continuing appointment. In that case, the academic professional's continuing appointment will end with the completion of the third year and will not be renewed.
*Note that this text is taken directly from Baylor University Personnel Policy 718 "Academic Professionals." Always check the actual policy for the most up-to-date information.