Overview for RTP Reviewers

UPS 210.000  & UPS 210.002PDF File Opens in new window defines the overall infrastructure for how evaluations for Tenure-track and Tenured faculty are conducted including evaluation criteria and the steps in the review process workflow.

Most departments have   Departmental Personnel Standards Opens in new window that have been approved by the Provost's office, which will provide the evaluation criteria for Tenure-track and Tenured faculty in that specific department. Make sure you know what criteria must be met for a faculty member to be retained, tenured and promoted, or promoted to full professor.

Changes to Review Process due to COVID-19

  • All RTP Evaluations are now conducted digitally through the Interfolio platform, and have been since the 2018-2019 academic year.
    • This includes all Tenure-track faculty and Tenured faculty seeking promotion to Full Professor
    • Rebuttal periods throughout the process are conducted through the Interfolio platform
    • All performance evaluation and rebuttal documentation are uploaded digitally to Interfolio, no more paper or emailed copies.
  • FAR will no longer be creating binders for the RTP Evaluation process

eligibility criteria to serve as an RTP Reviewer

UPS 210.000PDF File contains all of the details of the DPC elections (Section III.K.1-7, IV.B.1-5)

  • All eligible, tenured faculty members must appear on the ballot
  • The DPC must contain at least 3 members
  • Any faculty members who are on leave [sabbatical, DIP, etc.] during the RTP cycle year, cannot serve on the DPC.
  • DPC members must be tenured and cannot be under consideration for promotion.
  • In the case of tenured faculty going up for Promotion to Full Professor 
    • ALL DPC members & the Department Chair MUST have the rank of Full professor
  • The department can request that FERP faculty teaching in both semesters run for election (please contact FAR for details)
  • The Department Chair is to transmit the committee composition to FAR and their Dean within 5 working days of the election
  • The election must occur no later than the third week of classes

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REquired volume of documentation 

Probationary Year  Review Type Timetable Due date Required volume of Documentation
PY2 Full performance  Timetable #1 on or around 9/15 All data and documentation generated from the date of hire  through the current submission dealine
PY3 - FR  Full performance  Timetable #1 on or around 9/15 All data and documentation generated from the date of hire  through the current submission dealine (along with any documentation from service credit years)
PY4 Full performance  Timetable #1 on or around 9/15 All data and documentation generated from the date of hire  through the current submission dealine (along with any documentation from service credit years)
PY3 - FR Full performance  Timetable #2 on or around 10/1 All data and documentation generated from the date of hire  through the current submission dealine
PY4 Full performance  Timetable #2 on or around 10/1 All data and documentation generated from the date of hire  through the current submission dealine
PY5 - FR Full performance  Timetable #2 on or around 10/1 All data and documentation generated from the date of hire  through the current submission dealine
P6 Full performance  Timetable #2 on or around 10/1 All data and documentation generated from the date of hire  through the current submission dealine
Early Tenure & Early Promotion  Full performance  Timetable #2 on or around 10/1 All data and documentation generated from the date of hire  through the current submission dealine
Early Promotion to Full Full performance  Timetable #2 on or around 10/1 All data and documentation generated from the day after the RTP portfolio was submitted for tenure through the current submission dealine
Promotion to Full Full performance  Timetable #2 on or around 10/1 All data and documentation generated from the day after the RTP portfolio was submitted for tenure through the current submission dealine
PY3 Abbreviated  Timetable #3 on or around 10/1 All data and documentation generated from the day after the last RTP portfolio was submitted for a full performance review through the current submission deadline
PY5 Abbreviated Timetable #3 on or around 10/1 All data and documentation generated from the day after the last RTP portfolio was submitted for a full performance review through the current submission deadline