Negative Recommendation Guidance
A short description on the functionality of the eRPT system in the event that a candidate receives a negative recommendation
As a reminder, a candidate should consult the AAUP staff of their rights and responsibilities in the event that they receive a negative recommendation.
In accordance with the AAUP contract, the eRPT system is designed to route the dossier back to the candidate “at the first level which a negative recommendation occurs (7.5.8)”. At this time, the candidate will receive an automated e-mail notification and will be able to login to the dossier. The candidate “may submit supporting substantive or procedural information (7.5.8)” by uploading documents into the Faculty Reconsideration and Other folders.
Per the AAUP contract, “within fourteen days after receiving notice of the negative recommendation, the candidate has the right to request reconsideration (7.5.8)”. After the 14 day window has elapsed, the eRPT system will not automatically move the dossier without the candidate’s action, however the date/time at which the candidate received the automated notification is logged in the Routing History of the dossier.
To continue the review process, the candidate must push either the “Request Reconsideration” button or the “Waive Reconsideration” button. If the candidate pushes the “Request Reconsideration” button, the dossier will be immediately routed back to the level of review where the negative recommendation occurred. If the candidate pushes the “Waive Reconsideration” button, the dossier will be immediately routed to the next level of review.
As a reminder, the above narrative is information on how the eRPT system functions in accordance with the AAUP contract. This information is in no way meant to advise the candidate on responding to or waiving reconsideration in the event of a negative recommendation, as this is the role of the AAUP staff. On the small chance that the eRPT system does not function as described above, the documents within the dossier are expected to stand on their own by articulating the RPT procedures that were followed. Thus, the intent by which the users add documents to the dossier should be clearly stated.