Professional Track Faculty

Information on this page addresses the evaluation and promotion process for professional track faculty (PTK).  The University's guidelines for the appointment, evaluation, and promotion (AEP) of professional track faculty are found here.  These guidelines were passed by the University Senate on April 23, 2015 and approved by the University President on May 4, 2015.  A copy of the college-level AEP guidelines (dated April 2016) are found here.  The guidelines for PTK faculty who report directly to the Office of the Dean in the college (dated May 2018) are found here.

A candidate's preparation for evaluation and promotion review begins when they enter the University.  The unit administrator must provide the candidate with a copy of the unit's AEP criteria by which they will be evaluated.

The Office of Faculty Affairs - AEP Resources and Links

College AEP Deadlines for AY2024-2025

  • The deadline for promotion cases to the highest level in PTK ranks is Monday, December 2, 2024.
  • Promotion cases to the middle level in PTK ranks may be submitted at any time, but no later than Tuesday, April 1, 2025.

College AEP Committee Members AY2024-2025

  • To Be Announced Soon!

College Contacts

  • Dr. Patricio Korzeniewicz, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
  • Ms. Elizabeth Martinez, Associate Program Director

AEP Promotion Cases to the Highest Rank:  Since PTK faculty at the highest rank are now eligible for Emeritus status and these promotions must be approved by the Provost, the University requires the elements listed on the AEP Transmittal Form in the dossier.

AEP Promotion Cases to Middle Rank:  For cases to middle rank, the requirements are the items identified in the department's plan for that specific title series, in addition to the mandatory elements listed on the AEP Transmittal Form. The department's AEP promotion criteria (signed and dated) and the AEP Transmittal Form must be included when the case is routed to the College for review. 

For BSOS Department AEP ManagersThe candidate review materials, teaching portfolio (if applicable), and supplemental materials (if applicable) must be bookmarked and in searchable text.  The dossier elements to be bookmarked are listed at the bottom of the AEP Transmittal Form and must be in the appropriate order.  All the materials must be submitted through the online Appointments, Promotions, and Awards (APA) management application.  Go to, log in with your university login, and follow the instructions in the "Help" section. There is no need to notify the Dean's Office or the Office of Faculty Affairs when you upload an AEP dossier; the system will generate an automatic notification.