The Retention, Tenure and Promotion 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 AY24

Review Type
Due to Dept Due to Dean's Ofc Due to URTPC President's Recommendation sent to Faculty after this date
Retention See department October 31 December 5 April 16
Tenure and Promotion See department November 14 January 30 April 16
Promotion only See department December 5 February 20 April 16

Retention, Promotion and Tenure College Committee

Name Position Represents Term Elected/Appointed Ends
Eric Boyd Appointed Microbiology & Cell Biology 1 yr 2023 Summer 2024
Li Huang Elected Member Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology 3 yr 2023 Summer 2026
Tim DelCurto Elected Member, Chair Animal & Range Sciences 3 yr 2021 Summer 2024
Kevin O'Neill

Elected Member

Land Resources & Enviro. Sci. 3 yr 2022 Summer 2025
Shannon Arnold Appointed Alternate Agricultural & Technology Education 1 yr 2023 Summer 2024


The committee is composed of professors and must include at least a 25% female and/or minority representation. Three members of the College RTP 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  and no member can serve on more than one RTP committee.

The College RTP 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 RTP 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 RTP 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 URTPCommittees, and
  4. Preparing a written recommendation, with vote tally, concerning the retention, tenure, and/or promotion of each candidate for review.