During the next few months, departments and colleges
will be involved in finalizing recommendations for
promotions in academic rank, to be effective in the
2005-06 academic year. A memo to faculty regarding
this procedure is online at www.uiowa.edu/~provost/docs/pt2004.htm.
The memo references University policies and procedures
related to promotions, along with the timeline for
this academic year. The general criteria for promotions
also are available in the Operations Manual (Section
III 10.2, 10.4, and 10.9) or online at www.uiowa.edu/~our/opmanual/iii/10.htm#102.
The Guidelines for Tenure and Promotion Decision
Making, available at www.uiowa.edu/~provost/docs/pandt97.htm,
are to be followed for all tenured and tenure-track
faculty. In addition, each college has a written
policy governing tenure and promotion decision making.
Promotion of salaried clinical faculty will follow
the procedures currently in place in each college.
Documentation required for each promotion decision
is described in the guidelines. Faculty members should
be given the opportunity to submit whatever they
consider relevant to the established criteria, in
addition to any information or material required
by University, collegiate, or departmental policy.
by Charles S. Drum