RTP Calendar

As approved in the Collective Bargaining Agreement

Date(s) Action Required
By March 1 In colleges without departments who have created subcommittees of the tenured faculty, selection of RTP committees
By March 15 Academic unit chairs/directors in colleges with departments or deans in colleges without departments hold organizational meetings to elect chairs of the RTP committees
By April 1 Academic unit chairs/directors in colleges with departments or deans in colleges without departments send letters of notification to candidates
By April 15 Candidates send letters of intent to academic unit chairs/directors or deans in colleges without departments – for tenure and/or promotion applications, the letters of intent shall be accompanied by materials for external reviewers and a list of at least three (3) potential external reviewers submitted by the candidates
Friday of spring semester finals week Materials sent to external reviewers
Friday of week 2 of fall semester Candidates send files to committees; external reviewer letters due
Friday of week 6 of fall semester Committees send recommendations to candidate, academic unit chairs/directors, or deans in colleges without departments
Friday of week 7 of fall semester Membership of all college-wide and University-wide review and appeals committees must be finalized
Friday of week 8 of fall semester Academic unit chairs/directors send recommendations to candidates and deans
Friday of week 12 of fall semester College-wide-review committees provide recommendations for tenure and/or promotion cases, with copy to all concerned
Friday of week 16 of the fall semester Deans forward negative recommendations to candidates and the Provost, with copy to appropriate academic unit chairs/directors and committee chairs
Friday of week 2 of spring semester Deans forward positive recommendations to candidates and the Provost, with copy to appropriate academic unit chairs/directors and committee chairs
Friday of week 6 of spring semester University-wide-review committee provides recommendations on relevant cases, with copy to all concerned
Friday of week 9 of spring semester Provost forwards negative recommendations to candidates, with copy to appropriate academic unit chairs/directors, deans and all relevant committee chairs
First Wednesday in April, usually Provost forwards positive recommendations to the President and the Board, with copy to appropriate academic unit chairs/directors, deans and all relevant committee chairs
Fourth Wednesday in April, usually Board votes on recommendations