PLEASE TAKE NOTE: Software Changes for TP and RP Evaluation

Dear Tenured and Tenure-Track Teaching and Resource Professionals:

NEIU is changing the portfolio application software for retention, tenure, and promotion. Beginning in Fall 2016, we will move from LiveText to Tk20.

What do you need to know and do?

  1. If you are going up for Tenure and Promotion to Associate this Fall, you have the option to stay with and file your portfolio in LiveText this year. (Please note, LiveText will not be available for future promotions).
  2. If you are in retention years 2, 3, 4, or 5, you will need to transition to Tk20 this Fall for submitting your retention portfolio in January 2017. Here is the site on how to make your portfolio in the Tk20 format and there will be trainings in the Fall to help with this new system.
  3. If you have previously been tenured and/or promoted and want to save your LiveText materials, please visit this site,, for details on how to export your portfolio from LiveText. Your materials MUST be exported by November 1, 2016.
  4. If you joined the university before September 2006 you still have the option of a paper portfolio for promotion to Professor and Professional Advancement Increases.

As always, there will be information and training sessions for faculty this Fall with me and Mark McKernin and Kenneth Beyer and you are strongly urged to join us for these sessions The schedule will be available in late August.

Many thanks to everyone for your attention to this transition, best of luck, and enjoy the process of reviewing your wonderful work at NEIU!