IUPUI Promotion & Tenure Guidelines


The Guidelines for Preparing and Reviewing Promotion and Tenure Dossiers are revised annually, based on feedback received during each year's promotion and tenure cycle. Upon completing their deliberations, the IUPUI Promotion and Tenure Committee suggests edits or revisions to the campus guidelines. These changes are meant to clarify - not alter - the process for all those involved and are made in collaboration with the IUPUI Faculty Council Executive Committee. 

To view the guidelines that govern dossier submissions for the 2015-16 P&T review cycle: 

To view the guidelines that govern dossier submissions for the 2016-17 P&T review cycle: 

Generally speaking, the committee's recommendations can be summarized as follows, with the relevant page numbers in the final version of the guidelines identified:

2015-16 Guidelines

Dossier Format (page 13)
  • Add statement about use of eDossier for P&T submissions during 2015-16 review cycle.
Submission Deadlines (page 28)
  • Differentiate deadlines for schools from deadlines for candidates.
  • Simplify deadline language and requests for extensions.

2016-17 Guidelines

Invited Presentations (pages 10, 13, 18, and 21)
  • Clarify that requirement applies only if invited presentations are vital evidence for candidates’ reputation. 
Negative Votes (page 11)
  • Clarify language to make explanation of negative votes mandatory. 
Dossier Content (pages 13-24)
  • Update section to reflect submission changes.
Unfunded Grants (page 17)
  • Provide grant guidance in the candidate’s statement section. 
Appendices (page 24)
  • Add expectation that appendices have table of contents. 
Reconsideration (page 31)
  • Clarify what constitutes a negative recommendation.
Public Scholars (page 35)
  • Add language regarding Public Scholar appointments.
Open Access (page 35)
  • Add language regarding IUPUI’s commitment to open access scholarship distribution.

For your convenience, the appendix documents found in the guidelines may be accessed as individual documents on the P&T Resources page.  All forms are available electronically and may be electronically signed and updated.  You may also type them then print, sign, and scan to add them electronically to the dossier.   

PLEASE NOTE: Not all dossiers will require all forms.

Any comments, questions, or suggestions for future revisions of this document should be sent to eloC ytsirhC.