Promotion Workshops

Each Spring, the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs initiates the mandatory promotion process by conducting the following workshops.

Spring 2018 Workshops

Going Up for Full

Friday, February 23, 8:30-10:00 am, Biological Sciences West Building, Room 301, RSVP here.

This workshop will include panel and table discussions of how to document your programs of work. We will discuss how to document your leadership of administrative and service initiatives to demonstrate impact. The discussion will take note of The Modern Language Association’s Standing Still survey of the career patterns of associate professors, including female faculty. Female faculty sometimes face disproportionate service demands that can delay advancement to full professor, as discussed in The Ivory Ceiling of Service Work and in broader accounts of the challenges facing mid-career faculty such as “Why are associate professors so unhappy?

Making a Statement

Wednesday, February 28, 8:00-9:30 am, Old Main Building, Silver and Sage Room, RSVP here.

To get started on preparing the Candidate Statements that introduce Promotion Dossiers, participants in this workshop will work in small groups to discuss sample Candidate Statements. Candidate Statements are vital to outlining the impact of candidates’ service, teaching, and research. They play an especially important role in documenting the sorts of community-based scholarship, partnerships, and outreach that are highlighted in our Inclusive View of Scholarship. Candidate Statements provide an opportunity for associate professors to discuss their institutional leadership and impact.

Preparing the Promotion Dossier

Thursday, April 12, 8:00-9:15 am, Old Main Building, Silver and Sage Room, no RSVP required.

The Annual Workshop on Promotion, Tenure, and Continuing Status provides an overview of the review process for candidates, committee members, staff, and administrators. We will review the parts of the dossier and the ways they can be used to document and assess the quality and impact of candidates. To get the most out of the workshop, participants should review our Guide to the Promotion Process and the Promotion Dossier template.

Using Teaching and Outreach Portfolios to Document Impact

Monday, April 23, 3:00-4:30 pm, Old Main Building, Silver and Sage Room, RSVP here.

The University’s Inclusive View of Scholarship recognizes the integral relations among research, teaching, service, and outreach. To enable candidates to document their broader contributions, promotion dossiers include teaching portfolios, protocols for classroom observations, and an optional service and outreach portfolio, which candidates can use to document their broader leadership. In this workshop, we will also note our support for preparing teaching portfolios.

Promotion Opportunities for Faculty not on the Tenure Track

Wednesday, April 25, 2:00-3:30 pm, Old Main Building, Silver and Sage Room, RSVP here.

UHAP Chapter 3 was recently updated to clarify promotion processes and possible timelines for faculty not on the tenure track. This workshop provides a hands-on opportunity to learn about resources and strategies for engaging in conversations with supervisors about promotion. The Faculty Senate’s Nontenure Track workgroup will discuss some of the issues that have been raised by faculty across campus, and go over the kinds of materials you may want or need to prepare for a promotion review. Additionally, experienced heads will offer advice on how to use the promotion review process to document your contributions and effectiveness.

If you have questions about these workshops and presentations, please contact us at 626.0202 or