Department chairs provide the College Office with the names of faculty members who are going up for reappointment and for promotion and/or tenure.
Individual departments have guidelines regarding the timeline for faculty to submit materials, names of external reviewers, etc.
CLAS holds workshops on personal statement and cv. (These are required for second-year and fifth-year faculty members.) See: Record of External Letters for CLAS RPT Review
- External reviewers are identified; department chair sends list of names to Dean for approval.
- In some cases, at the judgment of the chair, the chair and a returning member of the DRC meet with the Dean to discuss the names. See: Record of External Letters for CLAS RPT Review.
Secondary unit directors are identified and review letter(s) is requested by the chair.
External reviewers are sent the faculty member’s materials.
Faculty member submits file to Department.
- Department reviews files and submit to Dean’s Office; DRC and Chair, independently and in this order, each write a recommendation, positive or negative. See: Dept. Review Committee and Dept. Chair Guidelines.
- The chair provides with the faculty member with a copy of the letters. If the recommendation is negative, the chair meets with the faculty member to provide a copy of the letters and to explain the right of rebuttal.
- College Review Committee (CRC) reviews files and writes a recommendation, positive or negative. Dean reviews files and writes a recommendation, positive or negative.
- After materials have been submitted, the CRC or Dean may request additional information from the Department Chair and/or request a meeting with the Chair and/or faculty member.
- Dean’s Office submits file to Provost.
- Copies of the four review letters (DRC, Chair, CRC, and Dean) are returned to Department, with a form to be signed off by faculty member and Chair.
- If the recommendation from the dean is negative, the dean meets with the faculty member to provide a copy of the letters and to explain the right of rebuttal.
Provost notifies faculty member of the decision.