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How to Succeed in Your Academic Career Research Orientation Series Kristi Nelson Sr. Vice Provost for Academic Planning April 6, 2007 Areas to be Covered Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenure Documents Process Dossier Preparation Your Rights Helpful Tips Documents

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How to Succeed in Your Academic Career

Research Orientation Series

Kristi Nelson

Sr. Vice Provost for Academic Planning

April 6, 2007


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Areas to be Covered

Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenure Documents

Process

Dossier Preparation

Your Rights

Helpful Tips


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Documents

  • Unit Level RPT Criteria

  • Article 7 – UC/AAUP Contract

  • Provostal Guidelines


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Process

  • Candidate Prepares Dossier

  • Layered Review with Separate, Independent Evaluations

    • Unit Committee

    • Unit Head

    • College Committee

    • Dean--Provost


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Process, con’t

  • Notification from Provost on Reappointments

  • Tenure and Promotions to Full Professor Need Board Approval through the President


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Dossier Preparation

  • Follow Provostal Guidelines

  • Honest Self-Evaluations

  • Updated Curriculum Vitae

  • Summaries of Annual Perf. Evals

  • Letters from all Levels of Review

  • Signed File Checklist


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Your Rights

  • To Have the Criteria, Process, and Schedule

  • To Have Accomplishments Evaluated Against the Criteria

  • To be Copied on Material Added to the Dossier


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Your Rights, con’t

  • To Ask for Reconsideration

  • To Receive ‘Admonitions’ Regarding Subsequent Actions

  • To Add Material to the Dossier


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Helpful Hints

  • Learn about the culture of your unit

  • Make sure that you have annual meetings with your unit head

  • Participate in Faculty Development Workshops – i.e. those offered by CET&L and this Research Series


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Helpful Hints, con’t

  • Develop a support network both within and outside your unit

  • Establish a network and develop contacts with colleagues at other institutions in your field

  • Make sure that you keep your productivity in teaching, research, and service in line with your unit’s RPT criteria and its culture – i.e. be planful and strategic as to how you spend your time


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Helpful Hints, con’t

  • Become known for something

  • Be a good colleague

  • Maintain a balance between your professional life and personal life


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