Promotion Workshops

The Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs initiates the mandatory promotion process by conducting the following annual workshops.  All workshops will be recorded. Links to recordings will be posted here after the workshop date.

2020-2021 Promotion Workshop Schedule

Making Your Statement for Promotion              

Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 3:30-5:00 pm. View the slide presentation (pdf) and recorded video.

To get started on preparing the candidate statements to introduce the promotion dossiers, participants in this workshop will learn:

  • how to write a compelling candidate statement,
  • highlight impact,
  • identify key innovations,
  • use purposeful language for external and/or internal reviewers, and
  • creating a description of the effects of the COViD-19 pandemic.

Candidate Statements are vital to outline 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.


Using Portfolios to Document Impact, Innovation, and Leadership

Friday, January 22, 2021, 8:30-9:50 am. View the slide presentation (pdf) and recorded video

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 and answer questions related to the recent changes with student evaluations.


Going Up for Full                          

Friday, February 12, 2021,1:30-2:50 pm.  View the slide presentation (pdf) and recorded video.

This workshop will include a discussion of how to document your programs of work, administrative leadership 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. 


Preparing for Promotion on the Career Track

Monday, February 15, 2021, 2:00-3:30 pm.  View the slide presentation (pdf) and recorded video.

The workshop will provide an overview of the review process for career-track faculty candidates only. We will review the parts of the dossier and the best practices candidates can document their innovation in the dossier. To get the most out of the workshop, participants should download and review our Guide to Career-Track Promotion and the Promotion Dossier template for Career Track.


Preparing for Promotion on the Continuing or Tenure Track

Thursday, February 25, 2021, 10:30-12:00 pm.  View the slide presentation (pdf) and recorded video.

This workshop will provide an overview of the review process for continuing and tenure track candidates only. We will review the parts of the dossier and the best practices candidates can document their impact in research, teaching and service in the dossier. To get the most out of the workshop, participants should review our Guide to the Promotion Process and the Promotion Dossier templates for Continuing Status or Promotion & Tenure.


Promotion Reviews for Administrators, Department Heads and Directors

Friday, March 12, 2021, 10:00–11:30 am.  View the slide (pdf) presentation. View recorded video for (RPT) Review, Promotion, and Tenure system only.
A recorded video link will be added with recent updates on promotion dossier template and process.

This presentation will prepare administrators, heads and directors who are new or experienced for their role in the promotion review process. Learn the pivotal steps of heads and directors in their department or unit’s promotion reviews, as well as the importance of maintaining a balanced, procedural error-free review of candidates.


Promotion Reviews for Committee Members

Thursday, March 25, 2021, 10:30-12:00 pm.  View the slide (pdf) presentation and recorded video. View recorded video for (RPT) Review, Promotion, and Tenure system only.

Are you a new committee member serving on a review for promotion?  In this workshop, members will learn best practices when serving on committees and the online tools available to review promotion candidates.


RPT Administrator Training for Department, Unit or College Coordinators or Managers

Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 11:00-12:30 pm. View the slide (pdf) presentation and recorded video.

Learn how to manage your area’s promotion reviews online with Review, Promotion, and Tenure (RPT).  This workshop will train staff on how to do the following in RPT:

  • uploading documents for a case,
  • soliciting for review letters,
  • managing multiple types of reviews and committees; and
  • sending forward or backward cases through the review steps.

Candidate Training for Dossier Submission to Review, Promotion, Tenure (RPT)

Thursday, April 22, 2021, 10:00-11:30 am.  View the slide (pdf) presentation and recorded video.

Candidates will learn how to submit their sections of the dossier into Review, Promotion, and Tenure (RPT) for 2021-2022. Attend this workshop to view step-by-step how to begin this new university process.

If you have questions about these workshops and presentations, please contact us at 626.0202 or asya@arizona.edu

Previous Workshops

Going Up for Full                          

Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 9:30-10:50 am, Old Main, Silver & Sage, RSVP, PPTX, video link

This workshop will include a discussion of how to document your programs of work, administrative leadership 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. 


Teaching & Service Portfolios that Document Impact, Innovation, and Leadership  

Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 12:30-1:50 pm, Old Main, Silver & Sage, RSVP, PPTX, video link

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 and answer questions related to the recent changes with student evaluations.


Preparing for Promotion on the Career Track

Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 3:30-4:45 pm, HARV 305, PPTX and video link. (Unfortunately, some of the audio in the recording was not captured. We apologize for this and will post the slide presentation by Thursday, February 20. If there are any questions, please email asya@arizona.edu)

The workshop will provide an overview of the review process for career-track faculty candidates only. We will review the parts of the dossier and the best practices candidates can document their innovation in the dossier. To get the most out of the workshop, participants should download and review our Guide to Career-Track Promotion and the Promotion Dossier template for Career Track.


Preparing for Promotion on the Continuing or Tenure Track

Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 3:30-4:50 pm, GITT 129B, PPTX and video link

This workshop will provide an overview of the review process for continuing and tenure track candidates only. We will review the parts of the dossier and the best practices candidates can document their impact in research, teaching and service in the dossier. To get the most out of the workshop, participants should review our Guide to the Promotion Process and the Promotion Dossier templates for Continuing Status or Promotion & Tenure.


Making a Statement for Promotion              

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 1:30-3:00 pm in ILC 125, PPTX, and video link

To get started on preparing the candidate statements that introduces the promotion dossiers, participants in this workshop will learn:

  1. how to write a compelling candidate statement.
  2. identify key innovations,
  3. highlight impact, and
  4. use purposeful language for external and internal reviewers

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.


Workshop on the Promotion Review Process for Committee Members                        

October 1, 2019 at 3:15-4:45 pm in the College of Medicine Building, room 2117

If you are veteran or new serving at the department or college level, this workshop will specifically addresses the role of the committee member in the promotion review process. 

This workshop will not be recorded.  The power point presentation and handouts are below.

September 17 and October 1 workshops PPTX
Handouts: Dossier Dos & Don'ts | Promotion Resources | UHAP 7.01 Professional Conduct Policy Revision

If you have questions about these workshops and presentations, please contact us at 626.0202 or asya@arizona.edu

 

Going Up for Full                          

Wednesday, February 6, 8-9:30 am, Marley Building, room 230, RSVP here.

This workshop will include a discussion of how to document your programs of work, administrative leadership 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. 

Download from "Going Up for Full":
Presentation (pptx)
Handout (pdf)
Suggested article to read (pdf)
Video Recording of Workshop (Panopto - login with UA Net ID)


Making a Statement                   

Monday, February 18, 11:30-1 pm, Old Main Building, Silver and Sage Room, RSVP here.

To get started on preparing the candidate statements that introduces the 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.

Handout (pdf)
Sample Statements (UA Box - login with UA Net ID)
Audio Recording of Workshop (Panopto - login with UA Net ID)


Preparing the Promotion Dossier

Tuesday, March 12, 3-4:30 pm, 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. 

Handout (pdf)
Presentation (pptx)
Audio Recording of Workshop (Panopto - login with UA Net ID)


Using Portfolios to Document Impact and Leadership     

Thursday, March 21, 8:30-10 am, 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.

Handouts (pdfs) Peer Review of Teaching Protocol | Teaching & Service Portfolios | Criteria for Peer Review of Teaching
Presentation (pptx)
Video Recording of Workshop (Panopto - login with UA Net ID)


Promotion Opportunities for Career Track Faculty

Wednesday, March 27, 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 career track faculty. This workshop provides a hands-on opportunity to learn about resources and strategies for engaging in conversations with supervisors about promotion. The invited panel 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. 

If you have questions about these workshops and presentations, please contact us at 626.0202 or asya@arizona.edu

Resources
Presentation (pdf)
Video Recording of Workshop (Panopto -login with UA Net ID)