The Retention, Promotion and Tenure process is an important element in the career of any faculty member. This information is intended to help faculty members, departments, and committees with the process.

Information on Retention, Tenure and Promotion Reviews can be found on the Provost’s website.

College Due Dates AY21

Review Type
Due to Dept Due to Dean's Ofc Due to URTPC Copy of Provost Recommendation sent to Faculty after this date
Retention See department October 26 November 24 April 6
Tenure and Promotion See department November 17 January 25 April 6
Promotion only See department December 10 February 15 April 6

Retention, Tenure and Promotion College Committee

Name Position Represents Term Elected/Appointed Ends
Shannon Arnold Elected Member Agricultural Education & Technology Education 3 yr 2020 Summer 2023
Lisa Rew Appointed Member Land Resources & Environmental Sciences 1 yr 2020 Summer 2021
Perry Miller Elected Member, Chair Land Resources & Environmental Sciences 3 yr 2018 Summer 2021
Bok Sowell Elected Member Animal & Range Sciences 2 yr 2020 Summer 2022
Cathy Cripps Appointed Alternate Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology 1 yr 2020 Summer 2021


The committee is composed of tenured faculty and must include at least a 25% female and/or minority representation. Three members of the College RPT Committee are elected by their peers for terms of three years.The Dean will appoint the fourth member and will also appoint as fifth member a departmentally-approved alternate from an academic unit not represented on the committee. Elected members may not serve consecutive terms, members cannot serve if being considered for promotion, and no member can serve on more than one P&T committee.

The College RPT Committee is charged with reviewing all submitted materials, providing any required materials, conducting a fair, objective, independent, and substantive review of the candidate's dossier based on department, college, and University criteria and standards and make recommendations regarding retention, tenure or promotion. The recommendation shall include a written rationale. If the intermediate review committee's recommendation does not concur with those of the primary review committee or the primary administrative reviewer, the committee's rationale must explain the point(s) of difference. 

The intermediate review committee is also responsible for:

  1. If College RPT Committee members have a conflict of interest with the candidate such that fewer than four committee members remain, then qualifying faculty member(s) from among the immediate-past College RPT Committee members is appointed by the Dean to complete the candidate’s review.

  2. Reviewing, making suggestions for modification, and approving the role and scope, criteria and standards documents of the departments,
  3. Conducting the election for faculty representatives to the college and URPT Committees, and
  4. Preparing a written recommendation, with vote tally, concerning the retention, tenure, and/or promotion of each candidate for review.