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Promotion Review Committee

The University Promotion Review Committee (PRC) consists of the Provost–Camden, the Provost–New Brunswick, the Provost–Newark, one Provost–Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, and eight faculty members at or above the rank of Professor I. The Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, as chair of the PRC, is its sole spokesperson and presides without vote except in the event of a tie of the voting members.

The PRC advises the president from a universitywide perspective on appointments, reappointments, and promotions involving the award of tenure and on promotions to or within the tenured ranks. The PRC examines the evidence in each case in relation to the university’s established criteria to assure the president that the prior levels of review had integrity and that the highest universitywide standards of quality have been applied.

The PRC members meet each Wednesday during the spring semester to discuss their assessments of the evidence and make a recommendation concerning each proposed action. These recommendations are then sent to the president who reviews them and submits them to the Board of Governors for final approval. All recommendations for actions involving tenure must be presented at the April Board of Governors meeting, with the remaining cases going to the June board meeting.

The procedures for Faculty Personnel Actions are outlined in Rutgers Policy 60.5.5. The criteria for Academic Appointments, Reappointments, and Promotions can be found in Rutgers Policy 60.5.14.

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    Patricia Fitzgerald-Bocarsly
    Provost, Vice-Chair for Research and Professor
    Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences

    Jeffrey Robinson
    Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
    Rutgers University–Newark

    Saundra Tomlinson-Clarke
    Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
    Rutgers University–New Brunswick

    Sandra Richtermeyer 
    Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
    Rutgers University–Camden 


    D. Carol Byrd-Bredbenner
    Distinguished Professor
    Department of Nutritional Sciences
    School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
    Rutgers University–New Brunswick

    Jon C. Dubin
    Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor
    Distinguished Professor of Law and Paul Robeson Scholar
    Director, Economic Justice and Public Benefits Clinic
    Rutgers School of Law, Newark Campus

    James E. Goodman
    Distinguished Professor
    Department of History
    Faculty of Arts and Sciences
    Rutgers University–Newark

    Louis P. Masur
    Distinguished Professor
    Department of American Studies
    School of Arts and Sciences
    Rutgers University–New Brunswick

    Michael Palis
    University Professor
    Department of Computer Science
    Faculty of Arts and Sciences–Camden
    Rutgers University–Camden

    Athina Petropulu
    Distinguished Professor
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    School of Engineering
    Rutgers University–New Brunswick

    Christine Rohowsky-Kochan
    Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience
    Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
    Rutgers Biological and Health Sciences

    Nancy Wolff
    Distinguished Professor
    Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
    Rutgers University–New Brunswick

    Prabhas V. Moghe
    Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
    Central Administration

    Angela Mullis
    Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
    Central Administration