The awarding of tenure is the most important decision made by the Faculty.   This decision determines the future direction and vitality of the University, College, and its degree programs.  The ad hoc RTP Committee has the critical responsibility of evaluating the quality and consistency of the scholarship, teaching, and service of each probationary Faculty member.  In addition, the ad hoc RTP Committee must evaluate the positive contribution the candidate makes to the College and its scholarly mission.  The committee advises the Dean of each candidate’s merits for tenure.