APT Manual and Guidelines

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Publication of this Document

The Appointment, Promotion and Tenure (APT) Manual and Guidelines are updated on an as-needed basis, with a date at the foot of each page to indicate when that page was updated. In order to be sure you are using the most up-to-date copy of the Guidelines, please refer directly to the Faculty Affairs website (http://faculty.umd.edu).

If you are using a PDF copy of the APT Manual and Guidelines, please download an updated version at least twice a year. A PDF version of the APT Manual and Guidelines is available here.

This document was last updated on April 19, 2022.

Most Recent Updates

  • Clarification of the promotion and tenure review processes and procedures, such as the structures of reviews for each level (Unit, College, Campus); responsibilities of APT committees and APT administrators, Chairs, and Deans; and required documentation (e.g., use of the required University formatted CV, use of the required external evaluator letter request template).
  • Update to the optional candidate COVID-19 impact statement.
  • Inclusion of a required COVID Field Impact Statement.
  • Expectations for adherence to required dossier documentation and contents (e.g., a candidate personal statement of no more than five pages, inclusion of required candidate peer evaluations, use of the Student Feedback on Course Experience template).
  • Clarification of candidate supplemental materials, in particular supplemental materials that reference web-based or other non-static content.
  • Guidance on identifying and articulating the impact of candidates whose scholarly and creative activities are largely or exclusively collaborative.
  • Clarification regarding candidate sign off on dossier materials. In particular, candidates must receive a copy of the sample external evaluator letter at least two weeks prior to requests being sent to selected external evaluators.
  • Clarification on the purpose and use of minority reports.
  • Guidance on the new procedure for generating student feedback on course experience data to include in the dossier.
  • Revisions to the University external letter evaluator request, to include the addition of a University COVID-19 Actions Timeline in the materials sent to external evaluators.
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