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In R, T & P!. College of Health Sciences RT&P Workshop September, 2014. T & P – A bit overwhelming?. We’re here to help!. End in Mind. Understand your pathway to reappointment, tenure, and promotion. Explain the organizational structure of the RT&P packet.

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In R, T & P!

College of Health Sciences

RT&P Workshop

September, 2014

end in mind
End in Mind
  • Understand your pathway to reappointment, tenure, and promotion.
  • Explain the organizational structure of the RT&P packet.
  • Analyze strategies for communicating your work effectively.

UW 5-1

      • Designation
    • Appointment
  • College Guidelines
    • Review Process
  • UW 5-1
      • Designation
    • Appointment
  • UW 5-408
    • Review Process
extended term ap non extended term ap non tenure track faculty clinical

Promotiontimeframe is not tied to years of service.

  • Use academic unit standards to determine readiness.
Extended Term APNon-Extended Term APNon-Tenure Track Faculty (Clinical)

Path to Promotion

the t p map
The T & P Map

Division/School Faculty Vote


College Dean

College T & P Committee

University T & P Committee Office of Academic Affairs


Trustees’ action

    • Only positive cases forwarded
    • March for first-year cases; May for all others
  • There is no tenure until the Trustees confer it.

Rule #1A picture is

NOT worth

a thousand words!

  • Clearly articulate
    • what you are expected to do,
    • how you do it,
    • how the two are related.


  • Documentation of performance
    • Teaching evaluations (students, peers, administrators)
    • Research record (publications, grants, creative work)
    • Service (UW committees, statewide service,
    • professional organizations)
  • Evidence of progress
    • Job description and expectations
    • Record of previous decisions at all levels
    • Written evaluations by candidate, peers, and administrators
  • External evaluations
    • Letters from outside experts (T&P cases)
    • Letters from former students

Rule #2Organize



  • Systematically design your packet.
    • Table of Contents
    • Clearly label sections
what s new in the chs packet
What’s new in the CHS packet?
  • New Binders/Tabs
    • Some modification to order/location of material
    • Inclusion of UW regulation language
  • New Instructions/Items
    • Job description instructions
      • Encompass period of review
      • Can address changes to job description in essay
what s new in the chs packet1
What’s new in the CHS packet?
  • Supporting Documents Section
    • Research/Professional Development Summary
    • Delineate courses by academic semester/year in course list
  • Student evaluations*
    • Student evaluations from past 2 academic years (raw data/comments)

* See Dean’s memo.


Rule #3It’s not WHAT you

say, it’s HOW you

say it!

  • Attend to details.
  • Insure that all sections are complete.

Rule #4Prepare your packet

for the


  • Know your audience.
  • Don’t assume that your colleagues will understand your research, teaching, and service.
  • The further your packet makes it through the system, the less familiar your audience will be.
  • Seek out external feedback.

Rule #5Balance the Scales!

  • Explain any discrepancies that may be seen in your materials.
  • Respond to faculty/committee feedback.
  • Provide thorough documentation, especially if you have a non-traditional faculty position.

Rule #6Faculty Essay

Connect the Dots!

  • Draw connections between your research, teaching, and service performance to:
    • Division/School Mission
    • College Goals & Objectives
    • University Mission/Academic Plan

How to construct

the essay

  • Precise and concise statement that “connects the dots.”
    • Remember your audience.
      • It is not about educating your audience about your research.
      • It is about providing evidence of your scholarship.
have you addressed these questions about scholarship
Have you addressed these questions about scholarship?
  • Where am I now?
  • Where am I going?
  • How will the reviewer know I got there?
  • Research plan
  • How does my research contribute to the body of knowledge in my discipline?
  • What is the impact of my research?
  • How is my research novel?
  • What makes my research relevant and meaningful?
does your essay do this
Does your essay do this?
  • Show trajectory … connect the dots.
  • Illustrate how:
    • grants lead to publications?
    • presentations lead to publications?
    • publications lead to publications?
does your reflection on teaching do this
Does your reflection on teaching do this?
  • Explain why you choose teaching strategies and methods?
  • Illustrate how you use feedback (i.e., student, peer, self) to modify and/or retain teaching strategies and methods?
  • Show connections to research- or evidence-based best practice?
  • Show a trajectory of improvement and/or sustained excellence?
does your reflection on service leadership and professional clinical practice
Does your reflection on service, leadership and professional/clinical practice?
  • Provide evidence of contributing to the service mission of the university?
  • Reflect public engagement beyond the university community?
  • Provide evidence of your leadership role in practices and in professional development?
  • Illustrate how your professional or clinical practices are evidence based and ultimately innovative?
do you address your professional development
Do you address your professional development?
  • Workshops you attend
  • Conferences you attend
  • CEUs
  • Other

Rule #7

The early bird

catches the worm!

  • Keep your packet up-to-date.
  • Make sure your job description is accurate and up-to-date.
    • Job descriptions can be updated on an annual basis.
helpful hint for newly minted assistant professors
Helpful hint for newly minted assistant professors
  • Make a list of important scholars in your field.
  • Make sure it has wide representation and heft.
  • Send them copies of your work as you complete it.

Rule #8

The buck stops


  • Ultimately, you are responsible for your success.
  • So, it is really all about ME in T & P!