Faculty Evaluation and Promotion Process and Workshops

Each year the Office of the Provost hosts a series of information sessions and workshops regarding the processes required for faculty evaluation and promotion.  

Below, you’ll find basic information on how we support faculty in these areas. None of the sessions below are required. They are offered so that faculty can gain a more thorough understanding of the procedures and requirements, ask questions, and discuss dossier development with their peers. 

Faculty Annual Activity Reports 

The college requires that all full-time faculty members complete and submit by May 31 of each year a Faculty Annual Activity Report (FAAR) through Interfolio. Each May, we offer Zoom drop-in sessions supported by staff and administration who are on hand to offer assistance and to answer questions. We also provide a number of short video tutorials and guidelines on our FAAR SharePoint Page.  

Tenure-Track Support  

Assistant Professors needing to submit a 3rd year review or a tenure dossier are supported through information on our Academic Personnel Sharepoint site. In the year prior to submitting an application, faculty are also invited to information sessions and workshops designed to support organization of the dossier and drafting of the narrative. Before coming to any session, please read carefully the guidelines for promotion in the newly revised Statement of Policy.   

3rd Year Review  

February/March—Assistant Professors needing to submit a 3rd year review will be invited to attend an information session regarding the processes and requirements.  

April/May/June—Assistant Professors will be invited to attend a workshop focusing on organization of the dossier. 

August—Assistant Professors will be invited to attend a writing workshop focusing on peer review of drafts of their dossier narratives.  

Tenure Application 

September/October—Assistant Professors who will submit a tenure application the following fall will be invited to attend an information session focusing on the process for selecting outside reviewers for their creative and scholarly work.  

February/March—Assistant Professors needing to submit a tenure application in the fall will be invited to attend an information session regarding the processes and requirements. 

May/June—Assistant Professors needing to submit a tenure application in the fall will be invited to attend a workshop focusing on organization of the dossier. 

August—Assistant Professors needing to submit a tenure application in the fall will be invited to attend a writing workshop focusing on peer review of drafts of their dossier narratives.   

Teaching-Track Support 

May—Eligible teaching-track faculty intending to apply for promotion on the teaching-track in the coming year will be invited to attend an information session regarding the processes and requirements. 

June— Eligible teaching-track faculty intending to apply for promotion on the teaching-track in the coming year will be invited to attend a workshop focusing on organization of the dossier. Discussion will include how and where using the Faculty 180 system, to submit application materials. 

August— Eligible teaching-track faculty intending to apply for promotion on the teaching-track in the coming year will be invited to attend a writing workshop focusing on peer review of drafts of their dossier narratives. 

Before coming to any session, please read carefully the guidelines for promotion in the newly revised Statement of Policy. 

Application for Full Professor 

Associate Professors who indicate that they intend to apply for promotion to full professor are invited to an information session in early June and workshops during the late summer and early fall prior to the application deadline. More information on the process can be found on the Academic Personnel Sharepoint site.