P&T Timeline (PDF)
Candidates for Promotion and Tenure should consult the guidelines and criteria for P&T developed by their department.
College criteria for P&T follow the department and university criteria for P&T. University guidelines and criteria can be found at http://www.fau.edu/provost/facultyinfo.php.
For third year review, candidates should review the college general guidelines for third year review of tenure track faculty given below.
 A comprehensive 3rd year review of the progress towards promotion and tenure shall take place of all tenure-track faculty in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. In addition to the College guidelines, each department/division must have their own written guidelines to be used in the evaluation process.
 A candidate for 3rd year review will produce a portfolio describing their achievements and accomplishments since their appointment to Florida Atlantic University using the University Tenure and Promotion Portfolio Preparation as a guide.
 Specifically, it is expected that the review portfolio will comprise:
 The candidate's portfolio will be reviewed:
After consideration by the department/division, the Chair/Director will append a letter to the portfolio that expresses the opinion of the faculty within the department/division concerning the progress of the candidate. The College Promotion and Tenure Committee will review all of the documentation and provide a report to the Dean of the College. The Dean will report to the candidate and their Chair/Director and provide whatever information and/or advice they feel is appropriate concerning the progress of the candidate towards promotion and tenure.
 Although the review of portfolios of the candidates will take place at the beginning of their 4th year, the review will be based on the progress during the candidate's initial three years. Candidates whose appointments began in the Spring semester, and who, therefore, completed their third year at the end of the Fall semester, will have their portfolios reviewed during the Fall semester of the following year. Appropriate adjustments will be made for faculty who were granted years towards tenure at the time of hire on a case by case basis.
 Except in unusual circumstances, the timetable to be followed is as follows:
 It is the responsibility of the Chair/Director to ensure that any candidate in their department/division is aware of and follows the procedures for completing the 3rd year review, as presented in the department/division and College guidelines, in an expeditious manner.
Last modified: April 2002