CDFPT Application Procedure
CDFPT APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Individual (Self), Departmental, and School Nomination
Academic departments and/or college/schools form Tenure and Promotion (TAP) Committees to recommend faculty for consideration by the CDFPT. The names of TAP Committee members are public knowledge. Nominations may also be presented through self-nomination. In either case, all candidates must send a brief letter of intent to the Dean of their College/School as well as a copy to the Provost’s Office by September 5, 2014. It is assumed that candidates have had discussions regarding promotion and/or tenure progress with their chairs and dean and expectations are clear. There is no prescription by which TAP Committees are formed. Organization varies and reflects the nature and values of the particular department/school/college faculty. The composition of such committees assures that candidates receive equitable and full consideration of their qualifications for promotion and/or tenure. Candidates being considered cannot be members of a TAP Committee. Student evaluations are also considered in the review conducted by the TAP Committee.
The CDFPT application material must arrive at the Office of the Provost according to the deadline schedule.
All departmental and/or school/college recommendations for promotion and/or tenure are forwarded to the CDFPT through the Office of the Provost. Copies should be sent to the Academic Dean by the second week of October (see timetable for specific dates). Faculty not nominated by the Committee can then nominate themselves by submitting a letter to the Office of the Provost and the appropriate Academic Dean by the first week of December (see timetable for specific dates).
Note: Adjunct Promotion Procedures
Adjunct Faculty are recommended for promotion by their respective colleges, not by the CDFPT. Materials, however, are due on the same annual timeline as Full Time Faculty. The materials required for consideration are items 1 and 2 below, and must be submitted to their respective Deans’ Offices and/or TAP Committees by December 15. Adjunct faculty may also provide letters of recommendation to their Dean as part of this process.
Information submitted by the college, school, department and/or individual to the CDFPT includes:
1. Fact Sheet completed by the candidate summarizing his/her educational background, teaching experience and relevant professional activities. This form is submitted to the appropriate Dean no later than September 5, 2014 and verified by their office within one week. It is then submitted to the CDFPT through the Office of the Provost. Nothing is added to this form.
2. Evaluation of Promotion and/or Tenure Recommendation Form(s) are completed by: (1) the Department; (2) self-nominee; (3) the School/College TAP committee; and (4) the Chairperson of the Department. If the nominee is a Department Chair, the Dean of the School or a senior colleague completes this evaluation. Thus, at least two evaluation forms will be submitted on each candidate.
The recommendations can be submitted as formal reports should the authors prefer. All evaluation forms must also be prepared and forwarded by the preparer of the form to the CDFPT through the Office of the Provost.
Information submitted to the Office of the Provost due by December 1st includes:
3. Confidential letters of recommendation. These letters are solicited through each Academic Deans’ offices. Each faculty member provides the names and addresses of references to be considered to their respective Dean by June prior to the year applying for tenure and/or promotion. The Dean solicits these letters on a confidential basis. The letters are sent directly to the Deans. The Deans will then forward them to the Departmental and School tenure and promotion (TAP) Committee and to the Office of the Provost for distribution to the CDFPT by December 1, 2014.All information considered by the CDFPT, including departmental recommendations, is available to the candidate except for confidential letters of recommendation solicited by the candidate. Letters not solicited by the candidate or the Dean will be shown to the candidate who decides whether or not to include them in the dossier.
4. Faculty eDossier. The candidate prepares this eDossier, which is not required of adjunct faculty. All eDossier materials must be submitted to the CDFPT. EDossiers include: curriculum vitae; executive summary; teaching portfolio; scholarship/research portfolio; professional/practicum portfolio (optional); appendices; and an addendum. All materials included in the eDossier are considered public information and are not confidential. Copies of formal evaluations by outside reviewers are not placed in the dossier, and neither are confidential letters and are made available to all TAP committee members at the all levels and the Chair. EDossiers prepared by the individual faculty member must be submitted to the CDFPT by December 15, 2014.
The required forms are available in the Deans’ offices, the Office of the Provost and on-line via the Provost’s homepage.