The Promotion and Tenure Committee is made up of all Library tenured faculty. It is the responsibility of the Committee to conduct 3rd, 4th, and 5th year reviews of tenure-track faculty and to review promotion and tenure applications of Library faculty. Promotion to Rank IV will be reviewed by tenured faculty at Rank IV. When Rank 0 faculty members are being considered for promotion, the committee will also include Rank 0(III) or Rank 0(IV) faculty, in accordance with the University of Nevada, Reno Bylaws, section 3.1.7. If at least three library faculty members at the appropriate rank are not available, the Dean will invite faculty in other colleges to serve on the Committee. In their deliberations,the Committee will review documents submitted by the applicant, the supervisor’s letter, previous annual evaluations, and letters from external reviewers. They may request supplemental materials from the candidate for promotion or tenure.
In the 3rd year and annually thereafter in the probationary period, it is the responsibility of the Committee to make a written recommendation to the Dean on the candidate’s progress toward tenure, including recommendations for improvement of performance and/or the application document.
Recommendations to the Dean for 3rd, 4th and 5th year review candidates and promotion and tenure candidates will include a record of all votes taken of the Promotion and Tenure Committee.