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  1. Promotions and Tenure UAB School of Medicine New Faculty Orientation March, 2007 Stuart J. Frank, M.D. Chair, UAB School of Medicine Faculty Council Professor of Medicine, Cell Biology, and Physiology

  2. Key Concepts

  3. Key Concepts Promotion – Advancement to higher academic rank

  4. Key Concepts Promotion – Advancement to higher academic rank Tenure – “An affirmative commitment by the Board of Trustees … generally offered after a probationary period of employment of a right to continuing employment except upon dismissal for cause, retirement, bona fide financial exigency of the institution or division ….” (Faculty Handbook 2.6.6.1)

  5. Key Concepts Promotion – Advancement to higher academic rank Tenure – “An affirmative commitment by the Board of Trustees … generally offered after a probationary period of employment of a right to continuing employment except upon dismissal for cause, retirement, bona fide financial exigency of the institution or division ….” (Faculty Handbook 2.6.6.1) Current “probationary” period at UABSOM is 10 years

  6. Key Concepts • Ranks – Instructor • Assistant Professor • Associate Professor • Professor

  7. Key Concepts • Ranks – Instructor • Assistant Professor • Associate Professor • Professor • Tracks – Tenure earning track • Non-tenure earning track

  8. Key Concepts • Ranks – Instructor • Assistant Professor • Associate Professor • Professor • Tracks – Tenure earning track • Non-tenure earning track • Note – Tenure decisions are made separately from • appointment or promotion decisions. These • decisions may be made at the same time or at • separate points in time. Tenure cannot be • awarded at the rank of Assistant Professor • or below.

  9. Criteria for Promotion and Tenure

  10. Criteria for Promotion and Tenure • For specifics and for recent interpretations, refer to: • UABSOM Faculty Handbook • (http://www.uab.edu/images/provost/APUP/Handbook.pdf) • and Dean Rich’s June, 2006 inforMED newsletter • (http://www.uab.edu/uasom/informed/061506.pdf)

  11. Criteria for Promotion and Tenure • For specifics and for recent interpretations, refer to: • UABSOM Faculty Handbook • (http://www.uab.edu/images/provost/APUP/Handbook.pdf) • and Dean Rich’s June, 2006 inforMED newsletter • (http://www.uab.edu/uasom/informed/061506.pdf) • In general, the criteria are built around the three traditional • academic activities:

  12. Criteria for Promotion and Tenure • For specifics and for recent interpretations, refer to: • UABSOM Faculty Handbook • (http://www.uab.edu/images/provost/APUP/Handbook.pdf) • and Dean Rich’s June, 2006 inforMED newsletter • (http://www.uab.edu/uasom/informed/061506.pdf) • In general, the criteria are built around the three traditional • academic activities: • Research

  13. Criteria for Promotion and Tenure • For specifics and for recent interpretations, refer to: • UABSOM Faculty Handbook • (http://www.uab.edu/images/provost/APUP/Handbook.pdf) • and Dean Rich’s June, 2006 inforMED newsletter • (http://www.uab.edu/uasom/informed/061506.pdf) • In general, the criteria are built around the three traditional • academic activities: • Research • Teaching

  14. Criteria for Promotion and Tenure • For specifics and for recent interpretations, refer to: • UABSOM Faculty Handbook • (http://www.uab.edu/images/provost/APUP/Handbook.pdf) • and Dean Rich’s June, 2006 inforMED newsletter • (http://www.uab.edu/uasom/informed/061506.pdf) • In general, the criteria are built around the three traditional • academic activities: • Research • Teaching • Service

  15. Criteria for Promotion and Tenure • For specifics and for recent interpretations, refer to: • UABSOM Faculty Handbook • (http://www.uab.edu/images/provost/APUP/Handbook.pdf) • and Dean Rich’s June, 2006 inforMED newsletter • (http://www.uab.edu/uasom/informed/061506.pdf) • In general, the criteria are built around the three traditional • academic activities: • Research • Teaching • Service • In addition, there is the expectation that faculty members • engage productively in scholarship (June, 2006 inforMED)

  16. Criteria for Promotion and Tenure • Promotion on the tenure-earning track requires • demonstration of excellence in at least • two of the three areas of academic activity.

  17. Criteria for Promotion and Tenure • Promotion on the tenure-earning track requires • demonstration of excellence in at least • two of the three areas of academic activity. • Promotion on the non tenure-earning track requires • demonstration of excellence in only • one of the three areas of academic activity.

  18. Criteria for Promotion and Tenure • Promotion on the tenure-earning track requires • demonstration of excellence in at least • two of the three areas of academic activity. • Promotion on the non tenure-earning track requires • demonstration of excellence in only • one of the three areas of academic activity. • Increasingly commonly, proposal for promotion • on the tenure-earning track from • Assistant Professor to Associate Professor • has been uncoupled from request for granting • of tenure.

  19. Overview of the Process of Promotion and Tenure

  20. Overview of the Process of Promotion and Tenure 1. Proposal to Departmental APT Committee by applicant/ Division Director. (Fall)

  21. Overview of the Process of Promotion and Tenure 1. Proposal to Departmental APT Committee by applicant/ Division Director. (Fall) 2. Departmental APT Committee vote and recommendation to Department Chair. (Winter)

  22. Overview of the Process of Promotion and Tenure 1. Proposal to Departmental APT Committee by applicant/ Division Director. (Fall) 2. Departmental APT Committee vote and recommendation to Department Chair. (Winter) 3. Proposal to Faculty Council by Department Chair. (Winter)

  23. Overview of the Process of Promotion and Tenure 1. Proposal to Departmental APT Committee by applicant/ Division Director. (Fall) 2. Departmental APT Committee vote and recommendation to Department Chair. (Winter) 3. Proposal to Faculty Council by Department Chair. (Winter) 4. Faculty Council vote and recommendation to the SOM Dean. (early Spring)

  24. Overview of the Process of Promotion and Tenure 1. Proposal to Departmental APT Committee by applicant/ Division Director. (Fall) 2. Departmental APT Committee vote and recommendation to Department Chair. (Winter) 3. Proposal to Faculty Council by Department Chair. (Winter) 4. Faculty Council vote and recommendation to the SOM Dean. (early Spring) 5. Proposal to the Provost by the SOM Dean and from Provost to the UAB President. (Spring/Summer)

  25. Overview of the Process of Promotion and Tenure 1. Proposal to Departmental APT Committee by applicant/ Division Director. (Fall) 2. Departmental APT Committee vote and recommendation to Department Chair. (Winter) 3. Proposal to Faculty Council by Department Chair. (Winter) 4. Faculty Council vote and recommendation to the SOM Dean. (early Spring) 5. Proposal to the Provost by the SOM Dean and from Provost to the UAB President. (Spring/Summer) 6. Decision by the UAB President and award. (early Fall)

  26. Who Can Help You?

  27. Who Can Help You? • Division Director/Department Chair or their designate(s)

  28. Who Can Help You? • Division Director/Department Chair or their designate(s) • Departmental APT Committee, in particular the Chair

  29. Who Can Help You? • Division Director/Department Chair or their designate(s) • Departmental APT Committee, in particular the Chair • Dean Nelson and her office

  30. Who Can Help You? • Division Director/Department Chair or their designate(s) • Departmental APT Committee, in particular the Chair • Dean Nelson and her office • For questions, contact Stuart Frank: • 934-9877 or sjfrank@uab.edu