University Senate

University Promotion, Tenure, Re-Appointment and Merit Committee

The University Promotion, Tenure, Reappointment and Merit (UPTRM) Committee is a standing committee of the Towson University Senate. Seven faculty members are on the committee, one member elected from each college and one appointed by the Senate (may not concurrently serve on their college PTRM committee). Members' terms run from June 1 -- May 31. The UPTRM Committee meets the second Friday of each month from September -- May. Meetings are usually from 10 a.m. -- noon and held in AD333.

The Committee's functions are:

  • to review and approve college and departmental PTRM policy documents;
  • to review and approve departmental student and peer evaluation forms;
  • to administer the system of faculty evaluation;
  • to review faculty appeals due to possible procedural error.

A more complete set of duties is set out in the UPTRM Duties and Responsibilities (PDF) document.

UPTRM Committee Members




Term Expires

Mary Lashley, Chair Nursing CHP 2017

Jay Nelson

Biological Sciences



Jaye Knutson




Shimon Shokek

Philosophy and Religious Studies



Morna McNulty

Elem. Education



Tamara Woroby Economics CBE 2018
Kimberly Katz Senate Representative CLA 2018
Terry Cooney Dean, CLA (Dean and Provost's representative) CLA 2015


College PTRM Policies

Department PTRM Policies (UPTRM approval dates)

College of Business and Economics (approved 11.08.13)

College of Education

College of Fine Arts and Communication (02.13.15)

College of Health Professions (11.13.15)

College of Liberal Arts

Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics

Joint and Interdisciplinary Programs

  • College of Liberal Arts (PDF)

Forms and Checklists


2014-2015 Annual Report

2013-2014 Annual Report

2012-2013 Annual Report

2011-2012 Annual Report

2010-2011 Annual Report

Review Cycle:

2015-16 CLA & COE

2016-17 CBE & FCSM

2017-18: CHP & COFAC

NOTE: All revisions--Please upload two items to SharePoint: First, a single document that includes a cover with college & department & approval dates; plus a table of contents; plus your main document. (The UPTRM cannot edit college/ department approved documents).

Second, as separate document please upload a current, completed checklist. (See bottom of this page for the form).


NOTE:[1]  "Off-cycle" reviews will be conducted as needed; however, college/ departments will remain on their review cycles.

[2] UPTRM reviewers look especially for clear distinctions between satisfactory & excellent across teaching, scholarship & service.[3] Timely response to UPTRM reviewer requests enables the process to function.


document repository



related links

Faculty Handbook

TU Policy on Appointment, Rank and Tenure of Faculty (PDF)

UPTRM Duties and Responsibilities (PDF)

-USM Policy on Faculty Workload (PDF)



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