Key Roles of Departmental and Divisional Chairs in the APT Process

The departmental and/or divisional chair:

  • Initiates the search or hiring for appointment of new faculty or informs candidates of a review for promotion and approximate timing 
  • Forms the faculty review committee to be approved by dean
  • Holds meeting for eligible faculty to review committee report of candidate and holds and records secret ballot vote on that review committee's recommendation 
  • Forwards the departmental vote and review committee's recommendation to the dean via a confidential Chair's Report with required supplementary documentation which includes the chair's recommendation 

View Resources from the Office of Faculty Advancement: How to Lead a Thorough, Rigorous and Fair Promotion and Tenure Review Process