Retention, Promotion and Tenure Information
The Retention, Promotion and Tenure process is an important element in the career of any faculty member. This information is intended to help faculty members, departments, and committees with the process.
Information on Retention, Tenure and Promotion Reviews can be found on the Provost’s website.
College Due Dates AY21
|Due to Dept||Due to Dean's Ofc||Due to URTPC||Copy of Provost Recommendation sent to Faculty after this date|
|Retention||See department||October 26||November 24||April 6|
|Tenure and Promotion||See department||November 17||January 25||April 6|
|Promotion only||See department||December 10||February 15||April 6|
Retention, Tenure and Promotion College Committee
|Shannon Arnold||Elected Member||Agricultural Education & Technology Education||3 yr||2020||Summer 2023|
|Lisa Rew||Appointed Member||Land Resources & Environmental Sciences||1 yr||2020||Summer 2021|
|Perry Miller||Elected Member, Chair||Land Resources & Environmental Sciences||3 yr||2018||Summer 2021|
|Bok Sowell||Elected Member||Animal & Range Sciences||2 yr||2020||Summer 2022|
|Cathy Cripps||Appointed Alternate||Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology||1 yr||2020||Summer 2021|
The committee is composed of tenured faculty and must include at least a 25% female and/or minority representation. Three members of the College RPT Committee are elected by their peers for terms of three years.The Dean will appoint the fourth member and will also appoint as fifth member a departmentally-approved alternate from an academic unit not represented on the committee. Elected members may not serve consecutive terms, members cannot serve if being considered for promotion, and no member can serve on more than one P&T committee.
The College RPT Committee is charged with reviewing all submitted materials, providing any required materials, conducting a fair, objective, independent, and substantive review of the candidate's dossier based on department, college, and University criteria and standards and make recommendations regarding retention, tenure or promotion. The recommendation shall include a written rationale. If the intermediate review committee's recommendation does not concur with those of the primary review committee or the primary administrative reviewer, the committee's rationale must explain the point(s) of difference.
The intermediate review committee is also responsible for:
If College RPT Committee members have a conflict of interest with the candidate such that fewer than four committee members remain, then qualifying faculty member(s) from among the immediate-past College RPT Committee members is appointed by the Dean to complete the candidate’s review.
- Reviewing, making suggestions for modification, and approving the role and scope, criteria and standards documents of the departments,
- Conducting the election for faculty representatives to the college and URPT Committees, and
- Preparing a written recommendation, with vote tally, concerning the retention, tenure, and/or promotion of each candidate for review.