Appointment, promotion and tenure of faculty at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine (SIUSM) are governed by the Southern Illinois University Carbondale Tenure Policies and Procedures and by the Southern Illinois University Carbondale Promotion Policies and Procedures. The guidelines that follow supplement them and may not be interpreted to conflict with them. Appendices are intended to clarify guidelines, and should not be interpreted to conflict with guidelines. The SIUSM Promotion and Tenure Committee (P&TC) plays an integral role in appointments, promotions and tenure decisions. To learn more about this committee, view its operating paper.