Committee on Rank and Tenure FAQ In case of an unfavorable decision, is an appeal procedure available to the applicant? If I am not promoted or tenured, will I be told why? Whom can I ask if I have a question either before or after I submit my application? Who makes the final decision on my application? What is the role of the College President in this process? What is the role of the Chief Academic Officer in this process? What is the role of the appropriate Dean in this process? What is the role of my department chair in this process? Can I appear before the Committee? Can I have someone from my department speak for me before the Committee? What else is considered scholarship for purposes of promotion and tenure? Does creation of pedagogical materials, such as textbooks and workbooks, count as scholarship? How much does committee service count? How much does a conference presentation count? Does it matter if it appears in the proceedings? How much does teaching count? How does teaching compare with scholarship and service? As far as publication goes, how much does an article count relative to other publications? Does it matter if it is refereed? Does it matter if the refereeing is blind? How about Are any of my publications ineligible for consideration by the Committee? Do students have anything to say about whether I receive tenure/promotion? Are there tenure caps at Le Moyne? May I apply for tenure "early"? When will the Committee make its decision? How should I organize the Service section of my application? What is the common practice with respect to waiving the right of access to materials in a file? May I see the material in my file? Should I send copies of the material I send to the Committee to the appropriate Dean as well? Am I required to make copies of the materials I send to the Committee for my Department? What is the difference between the Department Letter and the letter--if there is one--written by my department chair? What material will be in my file? Will there be anything I don't know about? Am I allowed to submit material about my teaching in addition to the official student evaluations? How thick should my application be? Where should I go to see a comprehensive list of everything required of applicants for tenure and/or promotion?