The policies and procedures which govern the Department’s Ad Hoc Reappointment, Tenure and Promotion (RTP) Committee are included in University Policy. The RTP Committee is a recurrent ad hoc committee whose membership and functions are assigned by university policies, including the CBA, the University Register, and guidelines from the Provost’s office. Within these limits, the Committee applies more explicit Department-adopted criteria and standards for reappointment, tenure, and promotion as set forth in ARTICLE VII of this Handbook. The RTP committee reviews materials relevant to the professional performance 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 of Arts and Sciences.