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4th Year Review Procedure (RTT)

Faculty on the Regular Tenure Track must receive a 4th Year Review at the College level in addition to the department level. This review must be submitted to the College no later than the end of February for the academic year in which the review is scheduled. The procedure for this is as follows:

From the Board of Trustees Faculty Rule 3335-6-03 (C):

(4) The fourth year review of probationary tenure-track faculty shall follow the same process as the review for tenure and promotion at the tenure initiating unit and college levels with two exceptions: Solicitation of external letters of evaluation may or may not be required by the tenure initiating unit and review by the college promotion and tenure committee shall be optional in all cases where both the tenure initiating unit and the dean approve the renewal of the appointment. Renewal of the appointment of a probationary assistant professor for the fifth year requires the approval of the dean of the college. Before reaching a negative decision or a decision contrary to the tenure initiating unit's recommendation, the dean must consult with the college promotion and tenure committee.