Users in ByCommittee P&T

In ByCommittee Promotion & Tenure, there are four different user roles: Institutional Administrators, Administrators, Committee Managers, and Users/Committee Members. These three roles have different levels of access to materials and actions within the system.

Anyone added to ByCommittee P&T is automatically called a “user.” Users have the most basic and restricted access in the system. Once a user is added to a committee, they are often referred to in that context as Committee Members. A user must be added to a committee in order to view a candidate’s packet, download documents (if allowed), and leave comments (also if allowed) on the particular case they have access to.

Committee Managers possess all of the capabilities of Committee Members, plus a few more. Most noticeably, Committee Managers have the power to move a case either backward or forward after a committee has finished reviewing. In addition, Committee Managers have communication powers within the system; they can e-mail both the candidate and committee members from within the product, and can record committee votes in the program. In order to make a user a Committee Manager, an Administrator must manually select them to serve this role.

Administrators are the users with the most power within ByCommittee P&T. In addition to being able to access documents, e-mail candidates and committees, and move a case forward or backward, Administrators are the only users who can create templates, forms, and cases for the units to which they have access. Administrators can also create users and standing committees. Administrators can exist at any organizational level in P&T, and have the ability to perform administrative functions for all units within their administrative hierarchy. For example, an Administrator at a university will have access to settings, cases, and committees for all units at or beneath the university level, such as colleges, departments and so on. Administrators will lose such access only when "recused" from a case at a particular workflow step.

Institutional Administrators are administrators at the highest level of an institution. They have all the powers of administrators, but can also set whether or not comments and downloads are enabled for an institution, add custom branding to the appearance of ByCommittee, establish case statuses that can be used across an institution, and set up and manage committee voting at an institution.

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