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Promotion and Tenure

UMKC's process and policies regarding promotion and tenure


UMKC's promotion and tenure processes are bounded by the UM System Collected Rules and Regulations as well as policies at the campus, academic unit, and department levels.

University of Missouri System

Chapter 310

Chapter 320

 UMKC policies and procedures

Chancellor's Memo #35

Department policies




NameTitleRepresentationGeosciencesTerm Ends
Roster of Campus Promotion and Tenure Committee
James Murowchick Professor Arts and Sciences-Geosciences(Natural Sciences) 8/31/2021
Jared Bruce Professor Arts and Sciences-Psychology (Social Sciences) 8/31/2020
Louis Imperiale Professor Arts and Sciences-Foreign Languages (Humanities) 8/31/2019
Len Dobens Professor Biological Sciences 8/31/2020
Stephen Pruitt Professor Bloch School of Management 8/31/2019
Ganesh Thiagarajan Professor Computing and Engineering 8/31/2020
Paula Weber Professor Conservatory of Music 8/31/2021
Bonnie Branson Professor Dentistry 8/31/2020
Louis Odom Professor Education 8/31/2021
David Achtenberg Professor Law 8/31/2019
Julie Banderas Professor Medicine 8/31/2019
Bill Gutheil Professor Pharmacy 8/31/2020
Peggy Ward-Smith Associate Professor School of Nursing 8/31/2019
Diane Filion Senior Administrator, CPTAC Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs Ongoing
Chris Popoola Coordinator, CPTAC Faculty Affairs Ongoing

The Campus Promotion and Tenure Advisory Committee (CPTAC) meets during the Spring Semester every Monday morning from 9:00 am to 11:00 am in the Administrative Conference Center (2nd floor, 5115 Oak Street). The 2020 CPTAC Meetings will begin in January and run through May 2020 (or until the portfolio review process is complete).

The following forms are available to view or download in Box for UMKC users with SSO.

  • External Evaluator Form;[revised 2019];(instructions available on second tab at bottom of spreadsheet)
  • Part I Form;(candidate completes; required)
  • Librarians Part I Form; (candidate completes;required)
  • P&T Portfolio Checklist (for Candidate;use;optional)
  • Part II Form (to be completed by Chair/Supervisor;required)
  • Librarians Part II Form (to be completed by Chair/Supervisor;required)
  • Notification of Hard Copy Documentation Form
  • Candidate Portfolio Release Form Template 2017 (Candidate completes after reviewing final portfolio)

View or download forms

The following tools are available to view or download on Box with UMKC SSO. 

Calculating Tenure Dates
  • Tenure Dates Calculator Tool (Spreadsheet)
  • Tenure Dates Chart

  • Notification of Mandatory Tenure Review (email template)
  • Call for Promotion to Full Professor
  • External Evaluator Request Letter – Template * Updated 5/26/15
  • External Evaluator Instruction Letter – Template * Updated 5/16/2019


View or download tools