This is the time of year when junior faculty request letters of evaluations for tenure files. Faculty are reminded about helpful guidance for these letters found in the Guide to Tenure, Promotion, and Periodic Review (pilots.up.edu > Resources > Faculty Resources > Rank and Tenure Guidelines). The Committee on Rank and Tenure values letters that are specific and detailed, providing clear examples and evaluation. For further information, contact Michael Connolly, chair, Committee on Rank and Tenure, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Committee on Rank and Tenure
The Committee on Rank and Tenure is in the process of updating the Guide to Tenure, Promotion, and Periodic Review. A summary of the changes and the full text are being sent to all regular faculty. The changes are mostly small housekeeping matters that confirm recent practice. Please note the revised wording for promotion to professor. The Committee plans to bring the Guide to the Senate for approval in March.
There will be two listening sessions for faculty: Tuesday, February 27, at 4 p.m., in Buckley Center room 102; and Wednesday, February 28, at 2:45 p.m., in Mago Hunt Center Recital Hall. Comments may also be submitted to committee chair Michael Connolly (email@example.com) or any member of the committee (Barbara Braband, James Carroll, Arjun Chatrath, Jeff Kerssen-Griep, Anissa Rogers, and Christine Weilhoefer).
The Committee on Rank and Tenure’s guidebook is now posted online via PilotsUP. To find it, follow this path: Pilots.up.edu > Resources > Academic > Faculty Resources > Rank & Tenure Guidelines. The Committee is always ready to assist with questions and concerns. Contact Michael Connolly, committee chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Committee on Rank and Tenure publishes A Guide to Tenure, Promotion, and Periodic Review. In the past this has been available on www.up.edu but has recently been moved to UP’s internal web. To find it, go to pilots.up.edu > Pages > Academic Senate > Resources. For those seeking promotion to the rank of Professor, portfolios are due this fall. See page 4 of the Guide for the timeline. For more information contact Michael Connolly, committee chair, at email@example.com or x7297.
The gender and women’s studies program and Committee on Rank and Tenure will present a woman-to-woman mentoring seminar, “Promotion to Professor: A Woman’s Journey,” on Friday, November 13, from 12:30 to 2 p.m., in Buckley Center Auditorium. The event is free and open to all; bring a sack lunch for this informal, conversational event. In this demystifying round-table discussion, ten women professors representing all five colleges on campus will share personal anecdotes and wisdom about navigating from assistant to associate to professor, in the hopes of creating transparency and encouragement for women faculty at differing stages in their careers.
For more information contact Vail Fletcher, communication studies, at firstname.lastname@example.org.