The Review, Promotion, and Tenure (RPT) research project aims to examine how faculty are evaluated in their career progression, both when it comes to salary reviews and to promotion. We aim to understand the types of criteria and definitions of criteria that are utilized in the process for faculty to describe their research. You can follow our progress here or sign up for updates at the bottom of this page.
We are looking to collect as many RPT-related documents as possible. In particular, we are looking for any guidelines faculty are given, or forms they are asked to fill out. If you can locate any of such documents, please email them to email@example.com along with the URL to the department and university that they correspond with.
Where can I find these documents?
Few departments have their RPT guidelines and forms online, so we have found the easiest thing to do is to contact a faculty member at a specific department directly. Working with a faculty member that you know and having a working relationship with may help to facilitate this process.
How do I reach out to faculty members?
Below is sample text you may consider using when writing to a faculty member. Please note that you should not request from a faculty member forms with their own information. Rather, only the guidelines or blank forms are necessary for the purposes of this research.