A/P Staff Advancement - Advancement Criteria

Advancement Criteria

Performance: there are increasingly challenging criteria with higher ranks.

Expected Time-in-Rank

Early advancement may be considered only in cases of truly exceptional performance. Documents brought forth prior to expected time-in-rank must be accompanied by specific justification and a statement signed by the department head supporting the early advancement.

Advancement Documents

Nomination Form

This document consists of a cover sheet and the documentation/evaluation section. The second section is not to exceed 4 pages. See the instructions on the back of the nomination form for examples of types of information to include in the document.

The Dean's Committee preliminary ballot is here. This shows the specific areas on which staff are evaluated. 


Section 10A is the summary and evaluation of performance section. This section includes:

  • Brief overview of candidate's qualifications/achievements.
  • Evaluation by the supervisor or department head; include name and title of the person who prepared the evaluation.
  • Early advancement justification (if applicable) signed by the department head.

The Dean's Committee suggests candidates include information about the impact the candidate's work has had.

Documents should focus on what has happened since the last advancement.

Please watch the font and margin size as documents with small type and margins are difficult to read.


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