General Principles

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(3rd 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 do so at vote for or against the granting of promotion to a candidate only onceone level of the process: departmental, collegiate, or provostial.  Faculty administrators participate at the level of their highest administrative appointment, except in rare and special circumstances at the discretion of the Provost.

I. Definitions

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 Associate Deans, the Provost and Associate Provosts, and any faculty member with a disqualifying conflict of interest. If there are fewer than four faculty members in a department ….