Updated: October 7, 2021
The paragraph below is an example of text that AP and CAP suggest be included in a solicitation letter, either in the body of the letter or as a note below the Chair’s signature. If outside letters were already requested but not yet returned, Chairs are encouraged to send a short supplemental letter to outside reviewers with the information from this paragraph.
“During the pandemic, starting in March 2020, there have been major research disruptions and significant shifts in teaching modalities as well as challenges with dependent care that have impacted faculty productivity. We ask that you take these unprecedented events into consideration when evaluating work performed by the candidate.”