Student evaluations of courses and teaching performance are secured at least once for each course every semester and are one element of faculty evaluation, along with faculty self-evaluation and the Dean’s evaluations of faculty. Faculty members are reviewed for promotion and/or tenure (permanent retention) by the PLU Rank and Tenure Committee according to the schedule established by the university. Names of faculty being reviewed are published. The PLU Rank and Tenure Committee solicits recommendations from faculty. However, additional recommendations may be submitted by any student or faculty member. The Rank and Tenure Committee evaluates all submitted information when making recommendations to the president for promotion and/or tenure.