Reappointment, Promotion, & Tenure (RPT) process for Tenure System Faculty

Reappointment, Promotion, & Tenure (RPT) for Tenure System Faculty

 

PREPARING FOR REVIEW

Departments and Schools are responsible for initiating the RPT process and
provide guidance as to the specific timelines, procedures and criteria for
their faculty. Faculty are also responsible to familiarize themselves with their
department or school’s RPT criteria and process along with the College’s
process and timeline.

 

REVIEW TIMELINE

Assistant Professor

                1St probationary review – Occurs about 2 years prior to end of their
                first probationary period (4 years).
 
                2nd probationary review - Occurs about 2 years prior to end of their
                second probationary period (last 3 years).

 

Associate Professor

                Probationary review – Occurs around 2 years prior to end of their
                first probationary period (4 years). Note: Applies to faculty who are
                initially appointed as Associate Professor without tenure.

 

REVIEW PROCESS

Department/School Review Process

Departments and Schools each have their own specific review process and
those processes are considered at the College level review.

 

COLLEGE REVIEW PROCESS

The Dean’s Advisory Council on Promotion, Tenure and Reappointment (PTR
Council) reviews all reappointment, promotion and tenure cases and meets in
February to provide recommendations to the Dean. The Dean and the
Associate Dean for Research and Faculty both individually review all RPT cases.
They then confer, consider the recommendations from the PTR Council and
the Dean forwards final recommendations to the Provost.

 

COLLEGE GUIDELINES AND FORMS

The College guidelines are university compliant and include CSS specific requirements for material preparation, Form D, and external evaluators.
 
 
CSS Research and Scholarship Guidelines 4-3-2013
 

RPT Review File Checklist

RPT Dossier Prep Guidelines for Faculty Candidates

RPT Dossier Prep Guidelines for Chairs and Directors

External Evaluator Bios Summary

 

UNIVERSITY POLICIES AND FORMS

Recommendation for Reappointment, Promotion or Tenure Action (Form D)

Form D: Grant Proposals and Awards Report

Tenure System Policies

External Letters of Reference

MSU Faculty Handbook

RPT Process

 Faculty

Documents to complete and submit to the Unit:

  • Recommendation for RPT Action (Form D) all of section IV (See University Policies and Forms for assistance with Form D Section IV-E Grants)
  • CV: complete, comprehensive– all dates, authors, etc.
  • Five-page personal research statement (reflective essay)
  • Electronic versions of evidence required

 

Chair/Director

Documents to complete and submit to the College:

  • Chair/Director Cover letter of support
  • Recommendation for RPT Action (Form D) sections I-III
  • External Letters of Reference (for promotions or award of tenure only)
  • External Reviewer Bios Summary (for promotions or award of tenure only)
  • Annual review letters (see RPT Review File Checklist)
  • All listed documents completed by the faculty candidate