University Promotion and Tenure Advisory Committee (UPTAC)

Description

UPTAC shall review and make recommendations on tenure files “in all cases in which the college is organized and functions as a single academic department (“single-department college”) or there is a differing recommendation from any of the prior review levels–the student advisory committee, the interdisciplinary academic program, the department RPT advisory committee, the department chairperson, the college RPT advisory committee, or the college dean.” UPTAC also “reviews all recommendations of tenure accompanying new appointments, regardless of college or of votes by prior levels.” UPTAC shall also “receive and review the annual report of the RPT Standards and Review Committee relevant to departmental standards, and, based on its experience with given departments’ standards, may recommend that the committee review the standards of a department.”

Membership

“The University Promotion and Tenure Advisory Committee shall consist of fifteen tenured faculty members and four fully matriculated students, including at least one graduate student…”

Ex Officio Members

Vice President for Academic Affairs or the vice president’s delegate

Policy Reference

Policy 6-303

Policy 6-304