Promotion, Tenure, and Evaluation Working Group
Recommendations Concerning the Promotion, Tenure, and Evaluation Section of the Faculty Handbook
In 2014, the Promotion, Tenure, and Evaluation Working Group (PTEWG) was charged jointly by the chair of the University Senate, the Provost, and the UND President with the tasks of examining the University's existing PTE policies, practices, and procedures and considering relevant issues. Over the past three academic years, the PTEWG met regularly and, during the 2016-2017 academic year, made its preliminary recommendations regarding changes to the PTE section of the Faculty Handbook to the Academic Deans, Senate Executive Committee, President, and Provost. These recommendations deal primarily with Section I: Responsibilities & Privileges of the current UND Faculty Handbook.
The PTEWG completed its draft recommendations in November 2016, at which point input was solicited from the Academic Deans, the University Senate Executive Committee, and the President & Provost. Input from those three groups was provided during the Spring 2017 semester. The PTEWG’s November 2016 draft and the input provided by these three groups was provided to the campus community in August 2017, at which point general campus input was solicited electronically and through four 1.5 hour campus forums held in late September 2017. In total, 136 separate input items were received (Academic Deans: 13; University Senate Executive Committee: 31; President & Provost: 37; Online General Campus Input: 40; Campus Open Forums: 15).
During the month of October 2017, the PTEWG considered all of the feedback received, either making revisions based on the feedback or providing a rationale for retaining the content of the original November 2016 draft. The PTEWG’s final draft, for consideration by the University Senate, as well as the feedback, its source, and the PTEWG’s response, can be found at the following links:
The earlier draft of the PTEWG’s recommendations, along with the feedback received through late September 2017, is below.
PTE Working Group History
Minutes and other documents
Campus Fora Slide Deck
Information presented Sept. 2017