Reappointment, Tenure, and Promotion Committee
The policies and procedures which govern the Department's Ad Hoc Reappointment, Tenure and Promotion (RTP) Committee are included in University Policy and the CBA. For Promotion, consideration of those nominated shall be undertaken by a unit promotions committee chaired by the unit administrator as a nonvoting member and made up of the tenured members of the unit's faculty advisory committee and any tenured full professors of the unit who may not be on the faculty advisory committee. The unit administrator shall formally invite signed written comments from all the tenured faculty members not serving on the unit's promotion committee. The unit administrator will provide those comments to the promotion committee, copy the candidate, and place the comments in the file. For Tenure and Reappointment, the committee of the department shall be composed of all tenured members of the unit's advisory committee and any tenured full professors who may not be members of the advisory committee. All actions involving tenure are to be initiated by this committee. No member of the committee shall be present when the committee deliberates or votes on the tenure of an individual in a rank higher than that of the individual member of the tenure committee, or on the tenure of a spouse or relative. The unit administrator serves as the non-voting chairperson of the tenure committee. Procedural and operational guidelines for this committee are provided annually by the Office of the Provost. This committee reviews materials relevant to the professional perf01mance of faculty who are candidates for reappointment, tenure, or promotion in rank, and to make recommendations to the Chair on each of these personnel decisions. The recommendations of this committee and the Chair, together with the materials assembled for the committees, are forwarded to the Dean of the College.