2.7.M. Options of the Vice Dean on Receiving Recommendations by the Appointments and Promotions Committee

Upon receipt of a recommendation (whether positive or negative) from the Appointments and Promotions Committee, the decision rests with the Vice Dean, in his or her judgment and discretion, whether to make a positive or negative recommendation to the Dean, whether to remand the file to the department with instructions, or whether to take such other action as in his or her judgment is deemed appropriate.

Before taking any of these options, the Vice Dean may also refer the case back to the department chair (who may decide to withdraw it) or ask the A&P Committee to reconsider.

On a case-by-case basis, the Vice Dean may further recommend to the Dean that the file be submitted to the School’s Executive Committee for advice (see below).