The 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 the new Electronic Submission Process for Retention, Tenure and Promotion Reviews can be found on the Provost’s website.

College Due Dates

Review Type
Due to Dept Due to Dean Due to Provost Copy of Provost Recommendation sent to Faculty
Retention See department September 30, 2016 November 1 February 1
Tenure and Promotion See department October 28, 2016 December 15 March 30
Promotion only See department December 15, 2016 February 1 April 15

Promotion and Tenure College Committee

Name Position Represents Term Elected/Appointed Ends
Bob Peterson Elected Member Land Resources & Environmental Sciences 3 years 2015 Summer 2018
Cathy Cripps Appointed Alternate Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology 1 year 2015 Summer 2016
Vince Smith Elected Member Agricultural Economics & Economics 3 years 2014 Summer 2017
Chengci Chen Elected Member, Chair Research Centers 3 years 2013 Summer 2016
Carl Igo Appointed Member Agricultural Education 1 year 2014 Summer 2016


The committee is composed of tenured faculty and must include at least a 25% female and/or minority representation. Three members of the College P&T 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 P&T 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:

  1. Reviewing, making suggestions for modification, and approving the role and scope, criteria and standards documents of the departments,
  2. Conducting the election for faculty representatives to the college and UPT Committees, and
  3. Preparing a written recommendation, with vote tally, concerning the retention, tenure, and/or promotion of each candidate for review.