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4.1.5 The Dean Review

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After the department’s initial review and any reconsideration are completed, the decision is reviewed at the college level by the dean. If the department’s recommendation is positive, the dean must appoint an ad hoc committee of faculty members outside the department to study the evidence and advise him or her in reaching a decision. Even if the department’s recommendation is negative, the candidate may still request that the dean appoint the ad hoc committee.

Dean’s Recommendation to the provost includes

  • Report of the ad-hoc committee, including the names of its members
  • Transmittal letter from the Dean, addressing disagreements or matters of serious concern in the file

Last Updated: September 15, 2017 at 1:08 pm