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BOTTOM LINE: RESEARCH, PROMOTION AND TENURE Nuts and Bolts Research Methods Symposium September 29, 2006. Billy S. Arant, Jr., M.D., FAAP Professor of Pediatrics Chair, Committee on Academic Appointments and Promotions UTCOM Chattanooga Member, CAAP, UTHSC

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BOTTOM LINE: RESEARCH, PROMOTION AND TENURENuts and Bolts Research Methods SymposiumSeptember 29, 2006

Billy S. Arant, Jr., M.D., FAAP

Professor of Pediatrics

Chair, Committee on Academic Appointments and Promotions

UTCOM Chattanooga

Member, CAAP, UTHSC

ASH Specialist in Clinical Hypertension

Diplomate, American Board of Clinical Lipidology

decision tree
DECISION TREE

RANK

Instructor

Assistant Professor

Associate Professor

Professor

COMMITMENT

Fulltime

Regular

Limited

Part-time

Joint

Administrative

Affiliated

Volunteer

Adjunct

Clinical

  • TRACK
    • Tenure
    • Non-tenure
decision tree1
DECISION TREE

RANK

Instructor

Assistant Professor

Associate Professor

Professor

COMMITMENT

Fulltime

Regular

Limited

Part-time

Joint

Administrative

Affiliated

Volunteer

Adjunct

Clinical

  • TRACK
    • Tenure
    • Non-tenure
decision tree2
DECISION TREE

RANK

Instructor

Assistant Professor

Associate Professor

Professor

COMMITMENT

Fulltime

Regular

Limited

Part-time

Joint

Administrative

Affiliated

Volunteer

Adjunct

Clinical

  • TRACK
    • Tenure
    • Non-tenure
decision tree3
DECISION TREE

RANK

Instructor

Assistant Professor

Associate Professor

Professor

COMMITMENT

Fulltime

Regular

Limited

Part-time

Joint

Administrative

Affiliated

Volunteer

Adjunct

Clinical

  • TRACK
    • Tenure
    • Non-tenure
tenure
TENURE
  • Faculty entitlement [job security]
    • Tenure track
      • Achieve within 6 years
    • Does not depend on promotion [except Instructor]
    • Does depend of value of faculty member to the institution
      • Teaching effectiveness [fair share of departmental load]
      • Funding ongoing
      • Publications [papers per year]
      • Trainees track record
      • Recognition of faculty member ~ institutional prestige
      • Political atmosphere in department

Department Chair Dean Chancellor

    • Tenure awarded by Board of Trustees and guaranteed as long as program continues and positive performance
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promotion

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research

patient care

faculty rank
FACULTY RANK
  • Instructor
    • Initial appointment usually
    • Completed training
    • Not yet board-certified in specialty/subspecialty
    • Excellent academic record
    • Not yet established independence
    • Interest in teaching and scholarly activities
    • Effective with students and colleagues
faculty rank1
FACULTY RANK
  • Assistant professor
    • Doctorate or terminal degree
    • Board-certified in specialty/subspecialty
    • Promise as a teacher *
    • Evidence of scholarly activity or promise *
    • Participate in other professional activities
    • Relate effectively to students/colleagues *

*[peer/student eval]

faculty rank2
FACULTY RANK
  • Associate professor
    • Doctorate or terminal degree
    • Board-certified in specialty/subspecialty
    • Reputation as an effective teacher *
    • Record of scholarly attainment * [5-7 prp]
    • Participate in other professional activities
    • Relate effectively to students/colleagues *
    • Rank of assistant professor for 4 years
    • 2 letters recommendation associate prof+ *[peer/student eval]
faculty rank3
FACULTY RANK
  • Professor
    • Doctorate or terminal degree
    • Board-certified in specialty/subspecialty
    • Reputation as an excellent teacher *
    • Record of excellence in scholarly attainment*[12-15prp]

Participate in other professional activities [nat/inter]

    • Relate effectively to students/colleagues *
    • Rank of associate professor for 5 years
    • 2 outside letters from professors attesting to national/international recognition

*[peer/student eval]

what is teaching
WHAT IS TEACHING?
  • Course design/syllabus/director
  • Lectures [students/residents/CME] How many?
  • Laboratory [supervision of students/trainees]
  • Conferences How Many?
  • Rounds How often?
  • Patient care supervision [when students present?]
  • Clinical skills preceptor
  • Directed reading plan
  • Evaluation of learning

What percent of total effort spent teaching? You say!

How effective are you as a teacher? Others say!

what is teaching1
WHAT IS TEACHING?
  • A teacher hasn’t taught until there is evidence that the student has learned!
what is scholarly activity
WHAT IS SCHOLARLY ACTIVITY?
  • Are you asking questions?
    • Challenging dogma
    • Rethinking mechanisms
    • Confronting doubt/dilemma
    • New/different approach
    • Quality improvement

Push the envelope!

evidence for scholarly activity
EVIDENCE FOR SCHOLARLY ACTIVITY?
  • Research – clinical or laboratory
  • Funding – institutional or extramural
  • Productivity
    • Abstracts presented regional/national/internat
    • Peer-reviewed journals
      • Original research
      • Reviews
    • Book chapters
evidence for scholarly activity1
EVIDENCE FOR SCHOLARLY ACTIVITY?
  • Research – clinical or laboratory
  • Funding – institutional or extramural
  • Productivity [after training]
    • Abstracts presented at regional/national/internat
    • Peer-reviewed journals
      • Original research
      • Reviews
    • Books
    • Book chapters
what really counts
WHAT REALLY COUNTS?
  • Original research
  • Extramural funding
  • Peer-reviewed journal
    • Reputation of journal in the field
  • Who dunnit?
    • Arant B, Smith J, Doe J, Jones Z, Black T, Gray S, Green M, Brown G, Carson J, Wayne J, Clark R, Andrews T: A cost effective cure for cancer. Nature 23:1478-1512, 2006.
what really counts1
WHAT REALLY COUNTS?
  • Original research
  • Extramural funding
  • Peer-reviewed journal
    • Reputation of journal in the field
  • Who dunnit?
    • Arant B, Smith J, Doe J, Jones Z, Black T, Gray S, Green M, Brown G, Carson J, Wayne J, Clark R, Andrews T: A cost effective cure for cancer. Nature 23:1478-1512, 2006.
what really counts2
WHAT REALLY COUNTS?
  • Original research
  • Extramural funding
  • Peer-reviewed journal
    • Reputation of journal in the field
  • Who dunnit?
    • Arant B, Smith J, Doe J, Jones Z, Black T, Gray S, Green M, Brown G, Carson J, Wayne J, Clark R, Andrews T: A cost effective cure for cancer. Nature 23:1478-1512, 2006.
what really counts3
WHAT REALLY COUNTS?
  • Original research
  • Extramural funding
  • Peer-reviewed journal
    • Reputation of journal in the field
  • Who dunnit?
    • Arant B, Smith J, Doe J, Jones Z, Black T, Gray S, Green M, Brown G, Carson J, Wayne J, Clark R, Andrews T: A cost effective cure for cancer. Nature 23:1478-1512, 2006.
what really counts4
WHAT REALLY COUNTS?
  • Original research
  • Extramural funding
  • Peer-reviewed journal
    • Reputation of journal in the field
  • Who dunnit?
    • Arant B, Smith J, Doe J, Jones Z, Black T, Gray S, Green M, Brown G, Carson J, Wayne J, Clark R, Andrews T: A cost effective cure for cancer. Nature 23:1478-1512, 2006.
what really counts5
WHAT REALLY COUNTS?
  • Original research
  • Extramural funding
  • Peer-reviewed journal
    • Reputation of journal in the field
  • Who dunnit?
    • Arant B, Smith J, Doe J, Jones Z, Black T, Gray S, Green M, Brown G, Carson J, Wayne J, Clark R, Andrews T: A cost effective cure for cancer. Nature 23:1478-1512, 2006.
what really counts6
WHAT REALLY COUNTS?
  • Original research
  • Extramural funding
  • Peer-reviewed journal
    • Reputation of journal in the field
  • Who dunnit?
    • Arant B, Smith J, Doe J, Jones Z, Black T, Gray S, Green M, Brown G, Carson J, Wayne J, Clark R, Andrews T: A cost effective cure for cancer. Nature 23:1478-1512, 2006.
process for promotion
PROCESS FOR PROMOTION
  • Ask yourself, “Do I meet the criteria?”
  • Meet with departmental chair
    • Updated c.v. in UT format
    • Accomplishment and goals
  • Chair requests letters of recommendation
    • Academic affiliation and rank of authors clearly stated
  • Chair writes letter to dean [really important]December
  • Reviewed by CAAP January
  • CAAP recommends [or doesn’t] to Dean February
  • Dean recommends to Executive Dean March
  • Executive Dean recommends to Chancellor April
  • Chancellor recommends to Board of Trustees June
  • Promotion effective July
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