Transmittal Letters

This is a letter from the department chair to the Medical School dean that accompanies candidate packets for appointments and promotions. This is usually 1 page and acts as a "cover letter" to the packet.

Appointments

The transmittal letter introduces the candidate, requests the appointment, and states the proposed date of appointment.

To help prevent a delay in processing, the letter may also point out any unusual circumstances about the appointment — for example, the rationale for an accelerated tenure request or an explanation of an asymmetrical evaluation that is heavier on research than on teaching. 

Promotions

This letter endorses the faculty member for promotion and states the faculty member's proposed new rank.  

To help prevent a delay in processing, the letter may also point out any unusual circumstances about the promotion — for example, the rationale for an accelerated tenure request or an explanation of an asymmetrical evaluation that is heavier on research than on teaching.