University Promotion, Tenure/Reappointment & Merit Committee


The University Promotion, Tenure, Retention, and Merit Committee shall be composed of six faculty members (elected in the university-wide spring election), one from each academic college, each at the rank of associate or full professor, not concurrently members of college promotion and tenure committees; one faculty Academic Senate representative (elected annually by the Academic Senate); the Provost or Provost’s representative ex officio and non-voting; and the Vice President for Inclusion and Institutional Equity (or a representative of that office designated by the Vice President) ex officio and non-voting.

The Committee's functions are:

  1. To administer the system of faculty evaluation by implementing the provisions set forth in the document "Towson University Policy on Appointment, Rank, and Tenure of Faculty."
  2. To establish guidelines for standards by which departments will evaluate their members and to oversee the standards for promotion throughout the University.
  3. To review the PTRM documents of all colleges and departments on a regular schedule.
  4. To review and make determinations upon procedural appeals of faculty members.
  5. To consult with the Academic Senate and the Provost regarding standards for merit consideration and/or policies governing the allocation of merit increments.
  6. Individual members shall serve as liaisons to their department and college PTRM committees.
  7. To provide an annual report to the Academic Senate.

A more complete set of duties is outlined in the UPTRM Duties and Responsibilities document. 

UPTRM Internal Cycle of Review Schedule

Review Years Colleges
2018-2019 COE & CLA
2019-2020 CBE & FCSM
2020-2021 CHP & COFAC


The University Promotions and Tenure Committee shall be composed of seven elected faculty members not concurrently members of college or school promotions and tenure committees, and the Provost ex officio.

Name DEpartment College Term Expiration
Nhung Hendy Management CBE 2021
Barin Nag

Business Analytics & Technology Management

Academic Senate Representative  

CBE 2020
Mary Lashley Nursing CHP 2020
Evangeline Wheeler Psychology CLA 2022

Keri-Anne Croce,

Elementary Education COE 2020
Jaye Knutson, Chairperson Dance COFAC 2022
Vanessa Beauchamp Biological Sciences FCSM 2021
Leah Cox

Inclusion & Institutional Equity

Ex-officio & Non-Voting

Greg Faller

Dean and Provost's Representive

Ex-officio & Non-Voting

COFAC 2022


The UPTRM Committee meets on the second Friday of each month at 10am (September-May).  

Forms and Checklists

College PTRM Policies

Department PTRM Policies

College of Business and Economics

College of Education

College of Fine Arts and Communication

College of Health Professions

College of Liberal Arts

Fisher College of Science and Mathematics

Joint and Interdisciplinary Programs

  • College of Liberal Arts  

UPTRM Resources