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1 1 Whats All This Fuss About Promotion & Tenure? Sandra Burge, Ph.D. Dept. Family & Community Medicine Sandra Burge, Ph.D. Dept. Family & Community Medicine

2 2 What is the Purpose of a University? Teaching Research Service Teaching Research Service

3 3 What is Academia? Community of scholars who demonstrate excellence in –teaching –research –service with expertise built by peer review. Community of scholars who demonstrate excellence in –teaching –research –service with expertise built by peer review.

4 4 What is Academia? Community of scholars who demonstrate excellence in –teaching –research –service with expertise built by peer review. Community of scholars who demonstrate excellence in –teaching –research –service with expertise built by peer review. THIS is Scholarship! THIS is Scholarship!

5 5 What is Promotion? Assistant Professor Associate Professor Professor Assistant Professor Associate Professor Professor

6 6 What is Tenure? University recognition of value & commitment to the faculty. Protections awarded after faculty have demonstrated their value to the institution. Designed to protect academic freedom. University recognition of value & commitment to the faculty. Protections awarded after faculty have demonstrated their value to the institution. Designed to protect academic freedom.

7 7 Tenure at UTHSCSA Tenure-track should be negotiated with Dept Chair, when you are offered a position. Full-time faculty only 3-9 year probationary period Usually sought with promotion to Associate Professor Requires recommendation from Dept Chair & Dept P&T Committee Tenure-track should be negotiated with Dept Chair, when you are offered a position. Full-time faculty only 3-9 year probationary period Usually sought with promotion to Associate Professor Requires recommendation from Dept Chair & Dept P&T Committee

8 8 Tenure at UTHSCSA What does it take to get tenure? –Exceptional competence & scholarly achievement –Original accomplishments and sustained performance in 2 of 3 missions –Recognized as outstanding by ones peers, both inside and outside the institution –Local, state, national and international recognition –And/ or unique value to the institution What does it take to get tenure? –Exceptional competence & scholarly achievement –Original accomplishments and sustained performance in 2 of 3 missions –Recognized as outstanding by ones peers, both inside and outside the institution –Local, state, national and international recognition –And/ or unique value to the institution

9 9 Two-Track System UTHSCSA has two tracks for promotion, with different requirements for each track. Tenure track Non-tenure track UTHSCSA has two tracks for promotion, with different requirements for each track. Tenure track Non-tenure track

10 10 Promotion & Tenure at UTHSCSA Assistant to Associate Professor Tenure Track –Strengths in 2 missions –Developing national reputation (peer recognition) –Scholarly achievements Tenure Track –Strengths in 2 missions –Developing national reputation (peer recognition) –Scholarly achievements NonTenure Track –Strength in 1 mission –Developing reputation within institution (peer recognition) –Scholarly achievements

11 11 Promotion & Tenure at UTHSCSA Associate to Full Professor Tenure Track –Strengths in 2 missions –Established national or international reputation –Sustained scholarly achievements Tenure Track –Strengths in 2 missions –Established national or international reputation –Sustained scholarly achievements NonTenure Track –Strength in 1 mission –Established extramural reputation –Sustained scholarly achievements

12 12 Can You Change Tracks? Yes - See Handbook of Operating Procedures, Policies & –At mid-term review, 3-5 years from initial appointment –When changing departments –If tenure is denied, the chair may appoint that faculty to a nontenured position. –When employment is terminated, tenure is terminated –When moving from full-time to part-time, tenure is terminated Yes - See Handbook of Operating Procedures, Policies & –At mid-term review, 3-5 years from initial appointment –When changing departments –If tenure is denied, the chair may appoint that faculty to a nontenured position. –When employment is terminated, tenure is terminated –When moving from full-time to part-time, tenure is terminated

13 13 Excellence in Teaching Responsible for a course or a curriculum, Course Director Excellent student & faculty evaluations Teaching awards Innovations in teaching methods Continuing education speaker Exemplary scientist or clinician = role model Student advising; supervising dissertations Publications: text books, chapters, journal articles about teaching, software, online or electronic materials Letters of support from students Responsible for a course or a curriculum, Course Director Excellent student & faculty evaluations Teaching awards Innovations in teaching methods Continuing education speaker Exemplary scientist or clinician = role model Student advising; supervising dissertations Publications: text books, chapters, journal articles about teaching, software, online or electronic materials Letters of support from students

14 14 Excellence in Research Publications in refereed journals Presentations at professional meetings Grants for research Sustained activity Independent investigations (PI) Serves on dissertation committees Serves on grant review committees Publications in refereed journals Presentations at professional meetings Grants for research Sustained activity Independent investigations (PI) Serves on dissertation committees Serves on grant review committees

15 15 Excellence in Service Staff responsibility for a specific area of patient care Key administrative role in patient care, research, or teaching (or dept/division) Serves on institutional committees (chair) Service to the profession: –Professional society committees or offices, grant review committees, editorial boards, reviews for journals Consultant, visiting professor Community service Staff responsibility for a specific area of patient care Key administrative role in patient care, research, or teaching (or dept/division) Serves on institutional committees (chair) Service to the profession: –Professional society committees or offices, grant review committees, editorial boards, reviews for journals Consultant, visiting professor Community service

16 16 Tips: YOU are responsible for your academic advancement! Document EVERYTHING you do! –Keep a file –Community work counts! For recognition within the Department, volunteer for committees; give talks about your work; collaborate For recognition outside the Department, volunteer for committees; join interest groups; give talks about your work Teaching, Research, Service should be related to each other YOU are responsible for your academic advancement! Document EVERYTHING you do! –Keep a file –Community work counts! For recognition within the Department, volunteer for committees; give talks about your work; collaborate For recognition outside the Department, volunteer for committees; join interest groups; give talks about your work Teaching, Research, Service should be related to each other

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