What is this about? We are currently examining the review, promotion, and tenure (RPT) process in the United States and Canada. At this point, very little is known about what RPT documents contain, but we believe that changes in these documents can lead to a greater opening of research. 

How far are into the project are you? We are collecting a representative set of tenure and promotion guidelines from over 150 institutions, but we still have a little more to go.


Can I help? Yes! Below is a list of the institutions in our sample. If you don’t see an X, it means we still need a departmental or faculty guideline from that institution/discipline! Look through the list below and see if you can reach out to anyone at that institution.

Life Sciences
Physical Sciences & Mathematics
Social Sciences & Humanities
Becker CollegeUSMassachusetts
Bethel College-North NewtonUSKansas
Brandman UniversityUSCalifornia
California Institute of TechnologyUSCalifornia
Carson-Newman UniversityUSTennessee
Central Penn CollegeUSPennsylvania
Chowan UniversityUSNorth Carolina
City Vision CollegeUSMissouri
Clark UniversityUSMassachusetts
Dakota Wesleyan UniversityUSSouth Dakota
Davenport UniversityUSMichigan
DeVry University-New JerseyUSNew Jersy
Eastern New Mexico University-Main CampusUSNew Mexico
Elizabethtown CollegeUSPennsylvania
Emory & Henry CollegeUSVirginia
Fielding Graduate UniversityUSCalifornia
Hilbert CollegeUSNew York
Howard Payne UniversityUSTexas
John Brown UniversityUSArkansas
Minot State UniversityUSNorth Dakota
MonctonCanadaNew Brunswick
Rockefeller UniversityUSNew York
South University-AustinUSTexas
Southern Arkansas University Main CampusUSArkansas
St Bonaventure UniversityUSNew York
St Francis CollegeUSNew York
St. Francis XavierCanadaNova Scotia
St. ThomasCanadaNew Brunswick
Texas CollegeUSTexas
Texas Wesleyan UniversityUSTexas
The University of Montana-WesternUSMontana
Thomas UniversityUSGeorgia
Union Institute & UniversityUSVermont
Union UniversityUSTennessee
United States Air Force AcademyUSColorado
United States Coast Guard AcademyUSConnecticut
Universidad MetropolitanaUS
University of DubuqueUSIowa
University of LethbridgeCanadaAlberta
University of Louisiana at LafayetteUSLouisiana
University of Phoenix-TennesseeUSTennessee
University of Saint JosephUSPennsylvania
University of St Thomas-Saint PaulUSMinnesota
University of TorontoCanadaOntario
University of Washington-Tacoma CampusUSWashington
Université de MontréalCanadaQuebec
Université LavalCanadaQuebec
Urbana UniversityUSOhio
Vanguard University of Southern CaliforniaUSCalifornia
Western UniversityCanadaOntario
Whitworth UniversityUSWashington
Williams CollegeUSMassachusetts

If you know anyone from these institutions, please reach out to them and help us collect the missing department-specific guidelines!