Electronic Submission Transition Process: 

During the 2017-2018 Promotion, Tenure, and Pre-Tenure Review cycle, the transition to an electronic submission and review process will begin. This transition will be done in two phases in order to prevent any disruption to existing departmental and college committee evaluation procedures.

 **For the 2017-2018 academic year, the traditional paper-based evaluation process will be used. Check below for the current form (updated 7-26-17). 



Academic Year 2017-2018

  • ALL Applicants will submit a hard copy of both Volume I and Volume II dossiers to their departmental committee, as per existing process and policy.
  • ALL Applicants will ALSO submit their dossier materials in electronic format to The Office of the Provost by the deadline specified on the Provost’s calendar or by the departmental deadline, if earlier. These materials must contain identical contents as included in the binders, though the order may vary slightly.


Academic Year 2018-2019

  • ALL dossier materials will be submitted electronically, in the specified format to The Office of the Provost.


This also applies to the teaching-track promotion review process, which follows the same schedule as the tenure and promotion review.

The same Promotion Recommendation Form should be used for both tenure-track and teaching-track promotion applications.


Electronic File Submission Format and Instructions

Click HERE to submit Electronic Dossier Files

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USM Tenure and Promotion Forms and Instructions

  Right click to download the files.

  1. Guidelines on Preparation and Submission of Evidence of Creative and Scholarly Activities

  2. Format for Pre-Tenure Review Dossiers

  3. Pre-tenure Review Recommendation Form

  4. Format for Promotion and Tenure Dossiers

  5. Promotion Recommendation Form

  6. Tenure Recommendation Form

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