2.7.O. Review by the Provost

“Recommendations for appointments, reappointments, and promotions are forwarded from the Dean to the Provost for his or her independent review and decision.  Recommendations are reviewed by the Provost in consultation with University officers and members of the Provost’s staff.  This step in the review process is intended to evaluate and confirm the school’s judgment: that the recommended action is a suitable one; that there has been (where appropriate) a satisfactory comparative search; that the documentation is complete; and that prescribed procedures have been followed.  The Provost can obtain additional information to help assess the action.  He or she can then make a favorable decision, a negative decision, or remand the case to the department or school for further information or consideration.”  (Source:  University Faculty Handbook)