A negative decision on the promotion and continuing contract or promotion reconsideration request may be appealed in writing to the Provost within fifteen (15) working days of the last date of consideration or reconsideration that resulted in the denial of the candidate’s application for promotion and continuing contract or promotion. The basis for an appeal must be alleged procedural error or inequitable treatment. The written notice of appeal shall state the basis for the appeal and shall be addressed to the Provost. The Provost will have an answer to the candidate no later than fifteen (15) working days following receipt of the appeal. For appeals based on discrimination, see MUPIM 7.9.B.