Reviews, Renewals, and Promotions for TPAC and Research Faculty

Timelines for Renewal for TPAC and Research Faculty

The timeline for review and renewal is dependent on the rank. A clarification of one, three and five year contract timelines is included here.

Assistant TPAC or Research Faculty

  • Contracts are typically for one-year.
  • Reappointment recommendations in the form of an email or e-attachment to the appropriate Associate Dean is required in the first and second year of every three-year cycle. (If duties have changed, this must be specified in the recommendation letter.)
  • A review packet is required every third year (the process begins in the spring of the second year and is due in the fall of the third year) or any time that renewal is questioned. Review packets are compiled according to the College’s Review/Renewal Checklist

Associate TPAC or Research Faculty

  • Contracts are typically for three years.
  • A review packet is required every three years (process begins in the spring of the second year and is due in the fall of the third year) or any time that renewal is questioned. Review packets are compiled according to the College’s Review/Renewal Checklist.

Full TPAC or Research Faculty

  • Contracts are typically for five years.
  • A review packet every five years (process begins in the spring of the second year and is due in the fall of the third year) or any time that renewal is questioned. Review packets are compiled according to the College’s Review/Renewal Checklist.

Annual Reviews

Teaching Professors, Professors of the Practice, Advising Professors, Clinical Professors (TPAC)  and Research faculty should be reviewed annually prior to the setting of salaries for the following year. An annual review is intended to provide TPAC and Research faculty with an indicator of their performance during the year; it is not intended to assess whether they should be offered another contract. The process may be informal, although the College strongly urges chairpersons and directors to provide written feedback. Reviews for clearly high-performing TPAC and Research faculty do not need to be overly long. If, however, a TPAC or Research faculty member appears to be struggling with his or her responsibilities or there are questions about performance, a more extensive review is necessary.