Candidates for Promotion and Tenure should consult the guidelines and
criteria for P&T developed by their department.
College criteria for P&T follow the department and university
criteria for P&T. University guidelines and criteria can be found at http://www.fau.edu/provost/facultyinfo.php
For third year review, candidates should review the college general
guidelines for third year review of tenure track faculty given below.
General guidelines for 3rd year review of
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
comprehensive 3rd year review of the progress towards promotion and
tenure shall take place of all tenure-track faculty in the Charles E. Schmidt
College of Science. In addition to the College guidelines, each
department/division must have their own written guidelines to be used in the
 A candidate
for 3rd year review will produce a portfolio describing their
achievements and accomplishments since their appointment to Florida Atlantic University using the University Tenure and
Promotion Portfolio Preparation as a guide.
it is expected that the review portfolio will comprise:
- A short c.v. containing a list of courses taught (and developed), published
papers, participation at conferences, grant applications and service since
- A self-evaluation.
- A general outline of future work and plans.
- An in-class evaluation of teaching carried out by a senior faculty member.
- Table of student assessments of teaching, i.e., the rating of instructor.
- Copies of Departmental activity reports.
- Copies of Departmental annual assessments, performance evaluations and statements on progress towards
- A copy of the department/division criteria for the 3rd year review.
candidate's portfolio will be reviewed:
by the tenured faculty in the candidates department/division, and
by the College Promotion and Tenure Committee.
After consideration by
the department/division, the Chair/Director will append a letter to the
portfolio that expresses the opinion of the faculty within the
department/division concerning the progress of the candidate. The College
Promotion and Tenure Committee will review all of the documentation and provide
a report to the Dean of the College. The Dean will report to the candidate and
their Chair/Director and provide whatever information and/or advice they feel
is appropriate concerning the progress of the candidate towards promotion and
 Although the
review of portfolios of the candidates will take place at the beginning of
their 4th year, the review will be based on the progress during the
candidate's initial three years. Candidates whose appointments began in the
Spring semester, and who, therefore, completed their third year at the end of
the Fall semester, will have their portfolios reviewed during the Fall semester
of the following year. Appropriate adjustments will be made for faculty who
were granted years towards tenure at the time of hire on a case by case basis.
 Except in
unusual circumstances, the timetable to be followed is as follows:
- In January the Dean will request the names of candidates whose 3rd year
review(s) is(are) due in the Fall from the Chair/Director of each
department/division in the College.
- The portfolios will be reviewed by the candidate's department/division and
submitted to the Dean's Office, together with the letter from the
Chair/Director, according to the College's timetable for tenure and promotion
reviews, as set by the Dean.
College Promotion and Tenure Committee will review the portfolios normally
within two weeks of submission to the Dean's Office.
- The College Promotion and Tenure Committee will report to the Dean immediately
following their review(s).
 It is the
responsibility of the Chair/Director to ensure that any candidate in their
department/division is aware of and follows the procedures for completing the 3rd
year review, as presented in the department/division and College guidelines, in
an expeditious manner.