Overview of Candidate Packet Deadlines
This article explains the settings available for candidate packet deadlines and covers the definitions and rules for soft deadlines and hard deadlines in Review, Promotion & Tenure (RPT).
Please note that hard deadlines are in the EST time zone.
Candidate deadline settings for an institution
- RPT Institutional Administrators can set the candidate packet deadline type for an institution from the Case Settings tab of the Administration page of RPT.
- The deadline type set in the Administration section will apply to all templates and cases created at the institution, but can be changed when setting up individual templates.
Check out the article on how to set up the candidate deadline settings for an institution for more information.
Soft deadlines: If soft deadlines are allowed, candidates can submit packets after the deadline.
Hard deadlines: If the hard deadline option is set, candidates cannot submit after the deadline. The packet is automatically locked.
If a hard deadline is selected, any materials in the packet, or the empty packet itself, will be sent to the first step of the review process once the deadline has passed. The indicated Unit Administrator or Case Manager will receive a notification when the packet is automatically submitted.
Email reminder notifications are sent to candidates, reminding them that their materials are due, seven days and one day before the due date entered in (soft deadlines or hard deadlines).
Email Reminder Notifications
Email reminder notifications are sent to candidates, reminding them that their materials are due, seven days and one day before the due date entered (soft deadlines and hard deadlines).
Automatic submission notification
When Unit Administrators edit deadline settings from the administration section of RPT, they can set up an automatic submission notification that will alert users with either or both of the roles of Unit Administrator or Case Manager.
Candidate packet settings at the template level
When setting up the candidate requirements of a template, administrative users can edit the candidate packet settings to change the packet deadline type and the candidate packet section settings. This is done by clicking the edit packet settings button.
Change packet deadline types
The edit packet settings button opens a drawer on the right-hand side where the user can change the packet deadline type to soft deadline or hard deadline.
The packet deadline type set here will apply to all cases created from this template.
Change candidate packet section settings
The candidate packet section settings allows the editing user to change the packet setting to allow candidates to add their own sections.