2.7.K. Decision by the Dean on Assistant Professor Appointments and Reappointments

Following receipt from the Vice Dean of a positive or a negative recommendation (such as following a review and recommendation by the APRC), the Dean, in his or her judgment and discretion, shall make his or her decision as to whether to forward the file with his or her positive recommendation to the Provost, whether to remand the file with further instructions, or whether to take such other action as in his or her judgment is deemed appropriate.

If the Dean’s (and hence the School’s) decision is negative, then notification of that negative decision is provided to the candidate, the department and the Provost’s Office.

Reconsideration of a negative decision by the Dean will occur only if the department presents convincing evidence that new and material information bearing on the case exists, such as information that could not have been available in the original evaluation. Reconsiderations are rare and may be avoided by consultation between the chair and the Vice Dean at appropriate intervals in the process.