2.7.S. Announcement of Appointment, Reappointment and Promotion Approvals

“Official notification of a successful appointment, reappointment, or promotion is contained in a letter from the Provost to the candidate.  Deans, department chairs, and faculty members are often under pressure to offer assurances before the President renders his final decision, but this pressure should be resisted.  Candidates should be generally informed of the University’s procedures and schedule for consideration of recommendations.  Deans and department chairs, however, may report to the candidate in general terms on progress of the recommendation through the various stages and may indicate when final action may be expected.”  (Source:  University Faculty Handbook)