Reappointment, Promotion, & Tenure


Documents to complete and submit to the Unit:

  • Recommendation for RPT Action (Form D) all of section IV (See University Policies and Forms for assistance with Form D Section IV-E Grants)
  • CV: complete, comprehensive– all dates, authors, etc.
  • Five-page personal reflective essay
  • Electronic versions of evidence required

Documents to complete and submit to the College:

  • Chair/Director Cover letter of support
  • Recommendation for RPT Action (Form D) sections I-III
  • External Letters of Reference (for promotions or award of tenure only)
  • External Reviewer Bios Summary (for promotions or award of tenure only)
  • Annual review letters (see RPT Review File Checklist)
  • All listed documents completed by the faculty candidate

PREPARING FOR REVIEW

Departments and Schools are responsible for initiating the RPT process and provide guidance as to the specific timelines, procedures and criteria fortheir faculty. Faculty are also responsible to familiarize themselves with their department or school’s RPT criteria and process along with the College’s process and timeline.

 

REVIEW TIMELINE

Assistant Professor

  • 1st probationary review – Occurs about 2 years prior to end of
    their first probationary period (4 years).

  • 2nd probationary review – Occurs about 2 years prior to end of
    their second probationary period (last 3 years).

Associate Professor

  • Probationary review – Occurs around 2 years prior to end of their
    first probationary period (4 years). Note: Applies to faculty who are
    initially appointed as Associate Professor without tenure.

 

DEPARTMENT/SCHOOL REVIEW PROCESS

Departments and Schools each have their own specific review process and those processes are considered at the College level review.

 

COLLEGE REVIEW PROCESS

The Dean's Advisory Council on Promotion, Tenure and Reappointment (PTR Council) reviews all reappointment, promotion and tenure cases and meets in February to provide recommendations to the Dean. The Dean and the Associate Dean for Research and Faculty both individually review all RPT cases.

They then confer, consider the recommendations from the PTR Council and the Dean forwards final recommendations to the Provost.

 

COLLEGE GUIDELINES AND FORMS

The College guidelines are university compliant and include CSS specific requirements for material preparation, Form D, and external evaluators.

 

UNIVERSITY POLICIES AND FORMS