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          The College PTTR policy is posted at


2020–21 evaluation cycle, Faculty Development video and College open meeting on October 29

posted October 21, 2020, by Ben Eggleston, Associate Dean for Administrative Affairs

Vice Provost for Faculty Development Chris Brown has posted a video about the PTTR process at This in lieu of holding a university-wide open meeting.

Here in the College we will be holding a PTTR open meeting on Thursday, October 29, at 4 p.m. I will make some opening remarks, but they will be very brief, and the meeting will essentially be a question-and-answer session. For the Zoom information for this meeting, please contact Jill Mignacca at


2020–21 evaluation cycle, College instructions for preparation and submission of dossiers

posted October 1, 2020, by Ben Eggleston, Associate Dean for Administrative Affairs

The application forms for the Progress Toward Tenure Review process, as well as the primary, authoritative instructions for that process, are provided on the “Progress Toward Tenure Review” page at KU’s central Faculty Development website: The following instructions are specific to the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. There are no major changes from last year’s instructions.

  1. The candidate (the faculty member undergoing the PTTR) should provide the required files to the candidate’s department (or primary unit, for faculty members with joint appointments) in accordance with the department’s procedure for evaluating PTTR candidates.
  2. The department should complete the initial-level evaluation document.
  3. The files should be copied to a secure cloud-storage service such as KU’s OneDrive for Business service.
  4. The department chair or other department officer should submit the files to the College Dean’s Office.
    1. The deadline for submission is 12 noon on Thursday, February 4, 2021.
    2. A link to the files on the cloud-storage site should be emailed to Jill Mignacca at
    3. Because the College Committee on Appointments, Promotion and Tenure will be conducting its work remotely, it is not anticipated that non-electronic elements of candidates’ dossiers, such as physical copies of books, can be accommodated.
    4. In years prior, some instructions stated that files should be emailed to This email account will not be used in this process.
  5. Applications will be evaluated by the College Committee on Appointments, Promotion and Tenure (

Questions may be directed to:

  • Ben Eggleston, Associate Dean for Administrative Affairs –
  • Jill Mignacca, Administrative Affairs Coordinator –