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Faculty Endorsed 5/12/03, Board Approved 5/15/03
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 9/20/04, Board Amended/Approved 10/7/04
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 10/17/05, Board Amended/Approved 10/21/05
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 8/24/07, Academic Affairs Committee Amended/Approved 4/10/07
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 5/6/08, Board Amended/Approved 5/9/08
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 4/14/09, 5/5/09; Board Approved 5/8/09
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 12/7/2011; Board Approved 1/27/12
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it will be the Provost’s responsibility to summarize that information as a developmental
tool for the candidate. For candidates who receive tenure and subsequently apply for
promotion to Professor, the Committee’s confidential letter will become part of the
application for that promotion and will not be available for review by the candidate.
(4)
Prior Review Letter
:
For candidates for tenure, the Provost’s mid-probation review
letter will be added to the file by the Provost. For candidates for promotion to full
professor, the letter of recommendation prepared by the Promotion & Tenure committee
when tenure was awarded will be added to the file by the Provost.
(5)
Departmental Summary Letter
:
After meeting formally with all department faculty to
solicit input on the candidate’s qualifications for tenure, the candidate’s department chair
shall prepare a brief letter summarizing the department’s judgment of the candidate. The
letter must accurately represent the views of the department faculty regarding the
candidate’s teaching; research, scholarship, and/or creative work; and service. This letter
is highly confidential and is not available for review by the candidate. The Department
Chair shall insert the letter in this section of the file.
(6)
Letters Related to Research, Scholarship, and/or Creative Work
:
No later than
September 15, the candidate will provide the Provost with a list of at least five people not
affiliated with the college and qualified to evaluate the candidate’s research, scholarship,
and/or creative work. The candidate should specify the nature of relationships with the
outside reviewers. The candidate will also provide the Provost with a packet to be sent to
the outside reviewers including the curriculum vitae, a summary of all research,
scholarship, and/or creative work and copies when appropriate. The Provost will solicit
formal comments addressing the candidate’s research, scholarship, and/or creative work
from at least two of the references. These letters are highly confidential and are not
available for review by the candidate.
(7)
Letters from Colleagues Related to Teaching:
The candidate must request letters
evaluating his or her teaching from the Department Chair and at least two additional
colleagues, at least one of whom should be tenured. These evaluations should be based on
class observations, discussions with the candidate, and a review of teaching materials
provided by the candidate. These letters are highly confidential, must be submitted
directly to the Provost by January 10 and are not available for review by the candidate.
(8)
Additional Letters from Colleagues
:
The candidate must solicit letters of evaluation
from most if not all members of the candidate’s department. Additional letters of
evaluation from colleagues outside the candidate’s department are encouraged. These
letters should speak specifically to a candidate’s strengths and weaknesses as a teacher,
scholar, and colleague. Only letters sent by the author to the Provost by January 10 will
be included in the application file. These letters are highly confidential and are not
available for review by the candidate.
(9)
Appendices
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