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

Review Type
Due to Dept Due to Dean's Ofc Due to URPTC Copy of Provost Recommendation sent to Faculty
Retention See department November 1 December 14 April 3
Tenure and Promotion See department November 23 January 29 April 3
Promotion only See department December 15 February 21 April 3

Retention, Promotion and Tenure College Committee

Name Position Represents Term Elected/Appointed Ends
Jeff Mosley Elected Member, Chair Animal & Range Sciences 3 years 2017 Summer 2020
Chris Stoddard Appointed Member Agricultural Economics & Economics 1 year 2018 Summer 2019
Perry Miller Elected Member Land Resources & Environmental Sciences 3 years 2018 Summer 2021
Alan Dyer Elected Member Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology 2 years 2018 Summer 2020
Cathy Cripps Appointed Alternate Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology 1 year 2018 Summer 2019


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:

  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 URPT Committees, and
  3. Preparing a written recommendation, with vote tally, concerning the retention, tenure, and/or promotion of each candidate for review.