I'm looking for input from tenured faculty and assistant professors that have been through some form of pre-tenure review. Specifically, what I want to know is how explicit versus implied are these reviews about your chances of obtaining tenure? One university I talking to prohibits review committees at the department level from saying things like "on track for tenure" but rather expects that the review should highlight strengths/weaknesses/areas for further development prior to going up for tenure. Little to no attention is paid to talking about the liklihood that you will obtain (or even have the department's support for) tenure if you continue on a certain trajectory.
For tenured faculty, how does your department typically handle situations where a faculty member is unlikely to be successful when going up for tenure? Does this get discussed along the way? What do these conversations or does this feedback look like and how has this impacted the junior faculty member's behavior (e.g., going on the job hunt or really busting ass trying to correct weaknesses, or perpahs even just throwing in the towel).