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Faculty Affairs Acronyms

Annual Performance and Planning Review

All non-tenure-track faculty are evaluated annually on their performance during the previous calendar year. The annual review process exists to provide fair, objective, and constructive feedback and relevant support to faculty members.

Enhanced Post-Tenure Performance Review is an expanded and in-depth performance evaluation conducted by a committee of tenured peers and administered by the chief academic officer.

An annual retention review of tenure-track faculty is conducted by the department head in consultation with the tenured faculty during the fall semester. It is designed to ensure that a tenure-track faculty member receives clear and timely feedback from the tenured faculty and the department head about his or her contribution to the department, development, and prospects for advancement.

Each tenure-track faculty member will undergo an Enhanced Tenure-Track Review (ETTR) in the academic year following the midpoint in his or her probationary period (typically, the faculty member’s fourth year of employment).

Periodic Post-Tenure Performance Reviews

Each tenured faculty member must undergo Periodic Post-Tenure Performance Review (PPPR) no less often than every six years following a comprehensive review (e.g., promotion review, EPPR).

RFA: Recommendation for Faculty Appointment

This form is used by departments and colleges to request an official faculty appointment letter from the Office of the Provost.