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Reappointment, Tenure and Promotion (RTP)

The University Reappointment, Tenure, and Promotion policies delineate the professional standards probationary and tenured faculty are expected to achieve as well as the evaluation processes which must be followed.

As stated in the Faculty Handbook, “the caliber of a University faculty is the single most important index to the overall quality of the institution.” To that end, “policies and procedures affecting the initial selection of faculty, as well as reappointment, tenure, and promotion, inevitably exert a central and long-lasting influence.” Furthermore, “only if concern for excellence is emphasized in each phase of faculty selection and evaluation can there be any reasonable expectation of achieving and maintaining a general regard for excellence throughout the institution.”