Resources for Department Chairs and Faculty A&P Leads

Leading Professoriate and Clinician Educator Review Actions

The Office of Academic Affairs oversees and facilitates proactive administration of all aspects of policies and processes in partnership with departments related to faculty recruitments and appointments, reappointments and promotions and other faculty employment actions.  We support departments, the School of Medicine, and the University in safeguarding the integrity, fairness, and transparency of policies and processes affecting the faculty.

Things to do:

  • Understand Appointment, Reappointment or Promotion Levels of Review at the department level, school level and university level.  For more information, Click here for Professoriate. For more information for Clinician Educators, Click here.
  • Review the Appointments and Promotions (A&P) Roles. Each role noted performs a critical function in leading professoriate review actions on behalf of the department. For more information to the Appointments and Promotions (A&P) Roles, Click here
  • Professoriate - Review the Long Form Sections. The long form is an assemblage of confidential documents for the appointment, reappointment, or promotion of a Professoriate faculty member. For more information to the Long Form Sections, Cick here
  • Clinician Educator- Review the file sections. The file is an assemblage of confidential documents for the appointment, reappointment, or promotion of a Clinician Educator. For more information to the file sections, Click here.
  • Review the Criteria in brief for each line. For more information to the criteria for each line, Click here


Materials distributed to the evaluation committee/ evaluation unit, eligible voting departmental faculty or the A&P Committee, and the deliberations of those groups (including outcomes), are strictly confidential and are not to be discussed outside of relevant meetings. Materials (including electronic materials) distributed to the voting bodies are to be returned or destroyed following consideration by the voting body. SoM Handbook

All members present at a meeting are required to provide a vote. The tabulation of the vote is recorded. Abstentions are inappropriate, and absentee votes may be allowed by department policy. All A&P actions must be handled in accordance with department, school and university policies and procedures.

Personal Familiarity with the Candidate
It is understood that members will occasionally have personal, direct familiarity with the candidate's performance. In the interest of equity, because such personal perspectives will not be available for all candidates, members should not introduce personal knowledge (whether positive or negative) beyond the information presented in the file itself or in supplemental materials provided.

Potential for Conflict of Interest
Reviewers should take care to be attentive to any conflict of interest or possible perception of conflict of interest with regard to the candidate. Reasons for recusal include a spousal or other family relationship with the candidate, collaboration (other than minor) on research, a mentoring relationship with the candidate, membership in downstream review committees that may see the file, and having written a letter for the file. If in doubt concerning a recusal, committee members should consult the committee chair, department chair, Vice Dean, or Office of Academic Affairs.