Tenure, Promotions, Appointments, and Reappointments
The Office of the Dean of the Faculty oversees the tenure, promotion, and reappointment processes for faculty in campus-based departments in all divisions of the University, and also oversees the review process for the appointment and tenure of senior external hires. The Tenure, Promotions, and Appointments Committee (TPAC), a faculty committee, meets weekly during the fall and spring semesters to review the dossiers for these cases, and the committee's recommendations are then sent to the Provost and President.
The TPAC Dossier Preparation Guide below, as well as Chapter 10 and Appendix C of the Handbook of Academic Administration (in the Policy Documents section) provide guidance on the preparation of dossiers. The staff in the Dean’s office work closely with department chairs and candidates to guide and advise them on the preparation of dossiers. Contact: [email protected]
All tenure-track Assistant Professors, tenure-track Associate Professors without tenure, and Lecturers are reviewed annually by their department. Senior Lecturers and Distinguished Senior Lecturers are reviewed once in the middle of the term of appointment, and more frequently if requested by the faculty member or deemed necessary by the department.
Annual and mid-contract reviews are conducted in the fall; annual reviews cover the previous academic year, mid-contract reviews cover the academic years since the last reappointment. Annual and mid-contract reviews should not be confused with salary reviews, which are conducted in the spring and cover the calendar year.
Presentations, Guidelines and Instructions
|TPAC workshop for junior faculty|
Forms and Templates
|TPAC cover memo form 7.2.21|
|Solicitation letter template 8.12.20|
|Candidate's waiver of right to appear at department meeting template 7.2021|
|Annual or mid-contract review confirmation of receipt form 7.2.21|
|TPAC evaluator chart 8.12.20|