The CDFPT recommendations on promotion and tenure are submitted by the last week of January (see timetable for specific dates). Candidates must provide contact information to the Provost’s Office. These recommendations by the CDFPT are based on its assessment of each faculty member's qualifications as evidenced by the available fact sheet, evaluation forms, recommendations, dossier, and collective judgment of the members of the CDFPT all within the context of University policy on promotion, tenure and separation as expressed primarily in the Faculty Handbook. The CDFPT's deliberations are held in strictest confidence. Only the list of recommended candidates is disclosed. The Provost’s Office notifies candidates not recommended for tenure and promotion to allow for appeal.
When the recommendations have been made, all nominees, their Department Chairs, Location Faculty Councils, and the University President are notified simultaneously. Recommendations are voted on by the appropriate Location Faculty Councils (see timetable for specific dates). After the vote, the recommendations are forwarded to the President and the Board of Trustees for final approval. A candidate not recommended may arrange to discuss the CDFPT recommendation with his/her Dean before the deadline to appeal.