paragraph). These Procedures rely upon
several principles: (1) Decisions granting or denying tenure or promotion
should be based on a written record of achievement. (2) The content of the
record that will be relied upon should be known by the candidate and the
decision-makers, except as otherwise provided for in these Procedures. (3)
Except for variation related to the nature of the candidate’s academic
activity, the content of the record should be the same for all candidates in
the same academic unit. (4) The governing procedures should be the same for all
candidates across the University, except where conditions or academic cultures
justify variation among colleges or among departments within a college. (5)
University and Collegiate Procedures should be applied consistently to all
candidates. (6) Each faculty member
participating in the promotion decision-making process may
for or against the granting of promotion to a candidate only once.
The “Departmental Consulting Group” (DCG) consists of all tenured members of the candidate’s department at higher academic ranks (and, for tenure decisions, tenured faculty members of the same rank), excluding the collegiate Dean and Provost and any faculty member with a disqualifying conflict of interest. If there are fewer than four faculty members in a department ….