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          The College PTTR policy is posted at


2020–21 evaluation cycle, notes from College open meeting on October 29

posted October 30, 2020, by Ben Eggleston, Associate Dean for Administrative Affairs

Aside from the main elements of the PTTR process already addressed on this page, the following points address some of the main topics that were discussed in the College open meeting on October 29:

  • Unlike the promotion and tenure process, PTTR involves no university-level review. For faculty members in the College, the highest level of review is the level of the College Committee on Appointments, Promotion and Tenure, and the Dean of the College.
  • Faculty members who were previously required to undergo PTTR this year, and who were granted a one-year extension because of the pandemic, still have the option of undergoing PTTR this year.
  • No policy change has been announced according to which the substantive expectations for promotion and tenure, or for PTTR, are adjusted because of the pandemic. Instead, the one-year extension for both of those processes provides faculty members with more time to meet the previously established expectations.
  • As with a faculty member’s dossier for promotion and tenure, a faculty member’s PTTR dossier may include pre-KU publications and evidence of teaching effectiveness, to the extent that such information is relevant to assessing the faculty member’s progress toward satisfying the promotion and tenure criteria of the faculty member’s unit.


2020–21 evaluation cycle, Faculty Development video and College open meeting on October 29

posted October 21, 2020, by Ben Eggleston, Associate Dean for Administrative Affairs

Vice Provost for Faculty Development Chris Brown has posted a video about the PTTR process at This in lieu of holding a university-wide open meeting.

Here in the College we will be holding a PTTR open meeting on Thursday, October 29, at 4 p.m. I will make some opening remarks, but they will be very brief, and the meeting will essentially be a question-and-answer session. For the Zoom information for this meeting, please contact Jill Mignacca at


2020–21 evaluation cycle, College instructions for preparation and submission of dossiers

posted October 1, 2020, by Ben Eggleston, Associate Dean for Administrative Affairs

The application forms for the Progress Toward Tenure Review process, as well as the primary, authoritative instructions for that process, are provided on the “Progress Toward Tenure Review” page at KU’s central Faculty Development website: The following instructions are specific to the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. There are no major changes from last year’s instructions.

  1. The candidate (the faculty member undergoing the PTTR) should provide the required files to the candidate’s department (or primary unit, for faculty members with joint appointments) in accordance with the department’s procedure for evaluating PTTR candidates.
  2. The department should complete the initial-level evaluation document.
  3. The files should be copied to a secure cloud-storage service such as KU’s OneDrive for Business service.
    • note aded October 30, 2020:  Please use OneDrive (not any other cloud-storage service) or send the files to Jill as email attachments.
  4. The department chair or other department officer should submit the files to the College Dean’s Office.
    1. The deadline for submission is 12 noon on Thursday, February 4, 2021.
    2. A link to the files on the cloud-storage site should be emailed to Jill Mignacca at
    3. Because the College Committee on Appointments, Promotion and Tenure will be conducting its work remotely, it is not anticipated that non-electronic elements of candidates’ dossiers, such as physical copies of books, can be accommodated.
    4. In years prior, some instructions stated that files should be emailed to This email account will not be used in this process.
  5. Applications will be evaluated by the College Committee on Appointments, Promotion and Tenure (

Questions may be directed to:

  • Ben Eggleston, Associate Dean for Administrative Affairs –
  • Jill Mignacca, Administrative Affairs Coordinator –