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Promotion to Full Professor. Arlene Carney Vice Provost for Faculty & Academic Affairs. General Topics. Introduction Tenure Code Proposed New 7.11 Statement Revisions of 7.12 Statements Proposed New 9.2 Statement Long-Term Planning Dossier Preparation. Introduction.

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Promotion to full professor

Promotion to Full Professor

Arlene Carney

Vice Provost for Faculty & Academic Affairs


General topics

General Topics

  • Introduction

  • Tenure Code

    • Proposed New 7.11 Statement

    • Revisions of 7.12 Statements

    • Proposed New 9.2 Statement

  • Long-Term Planning

  • Dossier Preparation


Introduction

Introduction

  • Life course of P & T

  • Associate Professor status

  • Discussion


Life course of p t

Life Course of P & T

  • Six-year probationary period with one grace year for assistant professors

  • According to Section 5.5 of the Tenure Code, probationary faculty can stop the tenure clock.

  • Stated explicitly in the Tenure Code


Life course of p t1

Life Course of P & T

  • Few departmental 7.12 statements make statements about the expectation to achieve the rank of professor.

  • Tenure Code is silent on this topic.

  • Criteria for promotion to professor are often brief and non-explicit.


Guiding documents

Guiding Documents

  • Faculty Tenure Codehttp://www1.umn.edu/regents/policies/humanresources/FacultyTenure.pdf

  • Procedures for Reviewing the Performance of Probationary Faculty

    http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/policies/performance/probfacreview.html


Faculty tenure code

Faculty Tenure Code

  • Describes criteria for tenure at the university level

  • Describes mandatory annual review of probationary faculty

  • Describes the overall process for tenure and promotion to associate professor


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Faculty Tenure Code

  • Describes the procedures for due process for denial of tenure and/or promotion

  • Describes post-tenure review process

  • Section 9 describes the appointment of faculty with indefinite tenure.


Section 7 11

Section 7.11

  • General criteria for promotion and for conferral of indefinite tenure

  • Handout has old 7.11 and latest draft of 7.11 from the Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee


Section 7 12 of the tenure code

Section 7.12 of the Tenure Code

  • Department statement of criteria for promotion and tenure

  • Must be shown to new faculty according to the tenure code

  • Should reflect the values of the faculty for promotions and conferral of indefinite tenure


Promotion from associate to full professor

Promotion from Associate to Full Professor

  • Usually the shortest part of the 7.12 statement.

  • Most frequent criterion – a national or international reputation.

  • Since we have no system of reviews for associate professors, the path to promotion is not clear.


Section 9 2 of the tenure code

Section 9.2 of the Tenure Code

  • Handout has the old language of the current section 9 – this is proposed as new subsection 9.1.

  • New subsection of 9.2 is in the handout.


9 2 and post tenure review

9.2 and Post-Tenure Review

  • One can remain an associate professor without post-tenure review.

  • Do need to achieve a higher level of performance to become a professor


Faculty life course

Faculty Life Course

Associate Professor

Tenure

Probationary

Period


Faculty life course1

Faculty Life Course

Full Professor

Associate Professor

Tenure

Minimum Standards

For Tenure Maintenance

Probationary

Period


Faculty life course2

Faculty Life Course

Full Professor

Associate Professor

Tenure

Post-tenure

Review

Probationary

Period


Current status of associate professors at minnesota

Current Status of Associate Professors at Minnesota

  • Fall of 2005 – 38% of associate professors on the Twin Cities campus had been at that rank for 8 years or more.

  • Fall of 2005 – looked at full professors who spent their careers at UMTC

    • Average time as an associate professor was 7.9 years


Midlife faculty

Midlife Faculty

  • Baldwin et al. (2005) described stages

  • Probationary period is clearly demarcated (early life < 39 yrs old)

  • Early midlife (40-49)

  • Late midlife (50-59)

  • Late faculty life ( 60 or older)


Midlife faculty1

Midlife Faculty

  • Spend more time on teaching and administration in late midlife and late life than other groups.

  • Early midlife faculty have highest percentage of publications and presentations, with late midlife faculty coming in next.


Midlife faculty2

Midlife Faculty

  • More early midlife faculty have higher rates of dissatisfaction than other groups.

  • Time of reassessment and redirection

  • Some report of research productivity going down.


Criteria for professor

Criteria for Professor

  • National and/or international reputation.

  • Varies by campus and by unit.

  • Need for a long-term plan and short-term objectives to build the reputation is consistent across campuses and units.


Perceived impediments

Perceived Impediments

  • Service load

  • Teaching focus

  • Research burnout post tenure


Effort distribution

Effort Distribution


Research incentives

Research Incentives

  • Semester leaves

  • Sabbaticals


Continued needs

Continued Needs

  • Mentoring

    • Peer mentoring

    • Senior faculty member

  • Self-imposed goal for promotion

  • Decision about balance of one’s effort

  • Ways and means to revitalize one’s scholarly interests


Contact information

Contact Information

Arlene CarneyVice Provost for Faculty & Academic [email protected]


Contact information1

Contact Information

Karen Zentner Bacig

Assistant to the Vice Provost

[email protected]

Robin Matross Helms

Coordinator of Faculty Awards

[email protected]


Provost s web site

Provost’s Web Site

http://www.academic.umn.edu/provost/faculty


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