I hope that your first week in class (virtually or in person) went as smoothly as possible and that you could all get re-energized by the interaction with your students!
This week, I want to encourage you to focus on yourselves for a moment, and to consider the resources available for retention, tenure, and promotion (RTP), and more general resources that can help with your dossiers (whether you are going through a performance or periodic review this year, and whether you are a T/TT faculty or a lecturer). Last year we offered a number of Friday Forums that provided insights into a variety of topics pertaining to RTP, and many faculty helped me explore concrete examples of successful practices.
I want to share the recordings from those forums, as many of you have dossiers due on September 17th, and I hope that you can find valuable information there.
- How to Showcase Evidence of Teaching Excellence (Class Evaluations) – additional material available here
- How to Showcase Evidence of Teaching Excellence (in the RTP Dossier) – additional material available here
- How to Prepare for a Class Peer Evaluation – slides available here
- How to Approach Service Strategically – additional material available here
I want to encourage all faculty (T/TT and lecturers) to reach out to Faculty Development for questions about RTP, dossier writing, class evaluations, etc. We might not have all the answers, but we should be able to point you in the right direction. I am also happy to share my dossier with anybody who would like to see an example, just reach out to me!
Lastly, I want to send one more reminder about the Friday Forum on RTP. Join us for a discussion about tenure and promotion with the Office of Academic Personnel, Deans, Department Chairs, and newly tenured faculty on Friday, September 3rd, 12:00-2:00 p.m. The forum will be offered via Zoom and all sessions will be recorded.
Do not hesitate to reach out to me or Faculty Development for any questions!