College of Liberal Arts

Promotion and Tenure Process for 2020-2021


The Promotion and Tenure Dossier Guidelines and sample documents assist faculty and staff to compile and catalog all documents related to the promotion file.  They are based on the Provost guidelines, and the Provost Office's General Guidelines should be considered the overall source for promotion process and policy.  Some practices described in our checklist apply to our college only.  If you have any questions or seek clarification, please do ask us!

Note: These documents are provided as a guideline for Liberal Arts faculty and departmental administrative staff only.

  • Stages of Publication definitions
  • Promotion Candidate File Check (PDF)  
  • 20-21 File Names and Checklist (PDF; one page list) COMING SOON-ish
  • Promotion and Tenure Process Guide (PDF)

Letters to Outside Reviewers 

Examples and Templates (COLA only) -UPDATES COMING SOON

Sample CV

Complete List of Publications

Chart of Reviewers  (EVPP)

CoLA CIS Averages template

Course Ratings Averages template (EVPP)

Sample Postdocs Supervised [can also be used as template for placeholders, memos, etc.]

Grade Inflation Reports (COLA only)

If your faculty have questions on how the grade inflation factors are calculated, here is the explanation, excerpted from the COGNOS business rules.

Timeline 2020-2021 -- COMING SOON 

Please direct questions about the College of Liberal Arts Promotion and Tenure Review process to Tamela Walker (471-8328).