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. Note: the sessions below are not 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 Working Sessions supported by staff and administration who are on hand to offer assistance. 

May 2020 FAAR Workshops 

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Tenure-Track Support

3rd Year Review

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

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 reviewer for their creative and scholarly work.

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

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

Promotion Application (Professor)

Associate Professors interested in receiving peer support for an application for promotion to Professor may consult directly with Ames Hawkins, and/or their colleagues.

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.

For more information about the FAAR, about the tenure process, and/or about Teaching-Track positions, see the newly revised Statement of Policy.