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Promotion, Tenure, and Reappointment (PTR)


The following Promotion, Tenure and Reappointment (PTR) procedures have been adopted by the faculties of the University of Connecticut (except those of the School of Medicine and the School of Dental Medicine) under the authority of the Laws and By-Laws of the University of Connecticut, Article XIV. They should be followed insofar as possible by all departments. If a school/college does not have departments, it should follow procedures bearing as much similarity to these as is reasonable. Each school/college and department may adopt and publish on their website additional criteria and policies that are consistent with the PTR policies and procedures presented here.

Rights of the Faculty Member

Access: In accordance with Article 12 of the AAUP Collective Bargaining Agreement and consistent with Connecticut Freedom of Information statutes, in the presence of a staff member, and at a time convenient to both parties, the faculty member shall have access to his/her full PTR file at all levels, including all internal and external letters. The only others who shall have access to the PTR file are (1) administrators and faculty members on official business and (2) AAUP representatives with the consent of the faculty member. In addition, the PTR file shall not include any anonymous material.

Appeal: If a faculty member has reason to believe that he or she has been denied any of the protections provided for or has suffered through any failure to observe these procedures, the faculty member may seek redress through the grievance procedure described in the Laws and By-Laws of the University of Connecticut, Article XIV.

The deadline for submitting PTR dossiers to the Provost’s Office is:

December 2, 2015

Related Information

I. Responsibilities
II. Procedures
III. The Form
IV. Letters of Reference
V. Appointment of International Faculty to Tenure Track Positions
VI. Offer of Tenure to Newly Appointed Faculty
VII. Review of In-Residence Faculty and Non-Tenure Track Appointments

Documents for Download:

PTR Deadline – All Schools & Colleges

PTR Dossier Checklist

PTR Summary Sheet

Tenure Cycle and Dates

Interpreting Student Evaluation of Teaching (SET) Results: Guidelines for Deans, Department Heads, and Faculty

Committee of Three Processes Report and Flowcharts

Updated: December 2015