The Promotion Policy for tenure-track and tenured faculty is governed by BU-PP 702.
For tenure/promotion to associate professor and promotion to full professor, external letters of support are required. As soon as you know that one of your faculty is applying for promotion, you should begin the process of creating a list of acceptable external reviewers and contacting those reviewers. Often times, these letters are slow to come in, or reviewers don't respond at all.
Promotion from the rank of lecturer to senior lecturer is explained in BU-PP 716, the Policy on Lecturers and Senior Lecturers.
On or before May 1st each year, faculty will receive an email that their Terms of Appointment are ready to view and accept. Faculty can also view, accept and/or print them at any time during the year by going to: Faculty Terms of Appointments. This web portal will also include any Summer Terms of Appointment that have been issued since 2014.