Promotion Schedule

All Dossiers are due to the Provost’s Office on or before January 15; however, departments and colleges may deviate from the other dates suggested in this schedule.

When Dossiers are forwarded from the department to the college, and then to the university committee, candidates must be notified of the recommendation that is being made.

ActionPoint PersonDue Date
Candidates are notified of their upcoming review Department Head/Director April
Annual Workshop: Instructions on the Process and Preparation of Dossiers for Promotion & Tenure and Continuing Status & Promotion Vice Provost Mid-April each year
Final Preparation of Dossier by Candidate Candidate April– June
Candidate delivers dossier to Department Department Head/Director May– June
Letters requesting review are sent to Outside Evaluators Department Head, Director, or Committee Chair By mid-July
Departmental Committee review, letter written and added to dossier Departmental Committee Chair August 16 – September 14
Department Head or Director review, letter written and added to dossier Department Head/Director September 15 – October 14
Dossier delivered to Dean’s Office Dean October 15
College Committee review, letter written and added to dossier Chair of College Committee October 16 – December 14
Dean’s review, letter written and added to dossier Dean December 15 – January 13
Dossiers due in Office of the Provost Provost January 15
University Committee review, letter written and added to dossier Chair of University Committee January 15 – April 15
Provost’s letters of decision sent to candidates   Last week of April
Appeal of Provost’s decision sent to President
Read more about appeals.
President Within 30 days of Provost’s decision
Deadline to add new material to dossiers is February 1. See policies on Additions to Dossiers.


Guide to the Promotion Process