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Professorially ranked Professional Faculty member being promoted

You should already be familiar with REG 05.20.34 Professional Faculty Appointments. This document resides in the university’s Policies, Regulations and Rules (PRR) system and describes the procedures by which decisions concerning promotion of professional faculty are made.

Prior to the initiation of the process, you should already have a Statement of Faculty Responsibilities and fully understand the standards and procedures documented in your College RPT Rule and your Department RPT Rule.  

If you have not already started building the required dossier, at first it can seem like a monumental task. However, starting the process well in advance of the departmental submission date will make the task much easier. Development of the dossier is your responsibility, with assistance from your Department Head and other departmental mentors.

Instructions are provided on the Provost’s Office website, including REG 05.20.20 RPT Dossier Format Requirements (describes what you must do) and a collection of optional and required formats on how to present certain dossier sections. You will also need to know whether your college requires external evaluations letters, since this is a college level decision for professional faculty.

In addition to the items mentioned above, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are designed to help answer your questions. However, these may not meet all your needs, so make sure you know your department’s administrative support person for this process. Along with your Department Head, the administrative support person should be your first contact for answers to questions you cannot find on the web site. You should also know the departmental submission date well in advance.

The Provost’s Office holds general informational sessions to provide information about the process. You should consider attending one of these sessions prior to going through the process. Your college and/or department may offer similar sessions.