Key Role of the School and/or Department in the APT Process
The school and/or primary appointing department of the faculty candidate initiate the initial appointment, promotion, and/or tenure process and eventually will close out the process once it is complete. The department or school liaison not only will follow the status of the process throughout the university but also submits the dossier materials according to all current policies procedures and requirements. The liaison assists the dean, chairs and committees with questions and contacting external evaluators, and any other special inquiries to the Provost or APT committee by way of the Office for Faculty Affairs Administration.
For schools that do not have chairs, the school's dean/dean's office liaison will also be responsible for the steps outlined in the For Chair section.