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Promotion and Tenure - Content & Organization of Dossier for Tenure Review for For Department Heads & Review Committees

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This is the standard format to be used for all official dossiers submitted for provisional or final tenure review. 

Please see The University Administrative Guidelines, Appendix F for details regarding contents of each section. 

 The dossier must contain the following sections, organized according to the sequence below:

Initial Section

  1. Promotion and Tenure Form(s)
  2. Biographical Data Form
  3. Budget Assignment Form (if applicable)
  4. College Criteria Statement
  5. Department Criteria Statement
  6. Candidate Narrative Statement
  7. Candidate Signature Statement

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
(Paginate A-1, A-2, etc.)

The Scholarship of Research and Creative Accomplishments
(Paginate B-1, B-2, etc.)

Service and the Scholarship of Service to the University, Society, and the Profession
(Paginate C-1, C-2, etc.)

External Letters of Assessment - For Promotion and Final (6th-year) Tenure Reviews and Early Tenure Reviews only
(Paginate D-1, D-2, etc.)

Statements of Evaluation of the Candidate by Review Committees & Administrators
(Paginate E-1, E-2, etc.)