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1 Begin With The End In Mind: Think Now About What Will Happen ThenYou Are In Your Last Year Of Your Probationary Appointment: What To ExpectJeff E. Goodwin, Ph.D.Department ChairKinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation
2 Presentation Overview Department Chair Letter To The External ReviewerSelection Of External Reviewers: The ProcessWhat Will Get You Tenured And Promoted?First Things First: Develop A Scholarly DevelopmentPlanFaculty Essay: Connecting The DotsCommon Mistakes: Department Chair PerspectiveQuestions
3 Department Chair Letter To The External Reviewer September 20, 2006Dear Dr :Thank you for agreeing to serve as an external reviewer for Dr. Christy Greenleaf’s application for the rank of Associate Professor with tenure. The Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation, College of Education, and University of North Texas are aware that such a review can take considerable time, and we are most appreciative of your willingness to aid us in evaluating her credentials.The University of North Texas is a state supported institution that is over 100 years old. Our total student body is approximately 32,000. Denton is located at the top of a triangle formed by Dallas, Fort Worth, and Denton. Denton is approximately a 45 minute drive from both Dallas and Fort Worth. As such, we serve many students from the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. The University of North Texas, as a Research institution committed to excellence, is making a concerted effort to promote and/or tenure the strongest candidates possible in each of its programs. Accordingly, we would very much appreciate your assistance in evaluating the merits of Dr. Greenleaf’s record of research and professional service. Evaluations of the candidate’s teaching are conducted internally, but if you have information about the quality of Dr. Greenleaf’s contributions to pedagogy we welcome comments on that aspect of the candidate’s case.The typical teaching load in the College of Education and Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation is three (3) courses each Fall and Spring semester. Recently, the Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation moved to a 3/2 (or 2/3) workload for tenure-track faculty members. The Kinesiology Program consists of five Professors, four Associate Professors, three Assistant Professors, one Instructor, two Lecturers, and adjunct faculty members. Faculty members provide career advising to students and may have a few theses or internship students. The Kinesiology Program offers both the BS and MS degrees. There is no doctoral program in the Kinesiology Program. The number of majors in the Kinesiology Program is approximately 1,100 undergraduate students and 70 graduate students. Since Fall 2001, Dr. Greenleaf has taught 33 courses (29 undergraduate courses and 4 graduate courses). Of the 33 courses, 6 were new course preparations (3 undergraduate and 3 graduate). These courses have included a university core course (KINE 2050) and kinesiology core courses (KINE 3090, KINE 4000).
4 (2) Describe the range, depth, and quality of the research? Enclosed are Dr. Greenleaf’s curriculum vita, personal essay, selected copies of her major publications, and the department/unit promotion and tenure criteria. Our review procedures require that specialists in the field evaluate the candidate’s research and professional service record. It is our intent that the names of the external reviewers and the contents of their evaluations will not be shared with the candidate. In most cases, your evaluation will be seen by a small group of faculty and administrators serving in a promotion and tenure advisory capacity. However, the University of North Texas may be legally compelled to disclose your evaluation upon request of the candidate.As part of your evaluation, we ask that you address the following:Provide a brief statement regarding your acquaintance with the candidate;Evaluate the candidate’s research, creative activity, publications, and professional servicewith respect to their quality and their impact on the candidate’s field or subfield – the moredetailed your analysis and evaluation of the candidate’s work, the more useful your reviewwill be to our deliberations. Examples include, but are not limited to, the following:(1) Describe the importance of the research area and work to the field?(2) Describe the range, depth, and quality of the research?(3) Does the research represent that of a candidate who has demonstrated promise in thefield as well as continuous involvement?;Evaluate the suitability of the candidate for tenure and/or promotion based upon theenclosed criteria of our department at the University of North Texas;Provide your opinion regarding the level of the candidate's work as it would compare toothers at the same point in their careers;Provide a summary recommendation as to whether you support the candidate’s applicationfor the rank of Associate Professor with tenure; andProvide a copy of your curriculum vita.
5 Please return your evaluation and copy of your current curriculum vita no later than November 22, Please me an electronic copy of the evaluation and vita followed by a hard copy. If you have any questions or if you need further information, please feel free to contact me by phone at (940) orThank you very much for taking the time to convey your professional evaluation! We look forward to receiving your review.Sincerely,Jeff E. Goodwin, Ph.D.Department Chair
6 Selection Of External Reviewers: The Process Individuals Should Be:Full ProfessorsAt An Institution “Better” ThanUNTJEG Suggestion:Start identifying "experts" in the area of your focused research agendaStart identifying individuals citing your publicationsWhy?Early September
7 refereed articles will NOT get you tenured and promoted What Will Get You Tenured And Promoted?Article 4Article 1Article 2Article 3Large quantity ofrefereed articles will NOT get you tenured and promotedArticle 8Article 5Article 6Article 7Article 12Article 9Article 10Article 11
8 What Will Get You Tenured And Promoted? “Under workload Option 1, faculty teach five 3-hour courses per year (two long semesters). Teaching related activities should account for approximately 30-45% of a faculty member’s time or about hours per week. Research related activities should account for approximately 40-55% of a faculty member’s time or about hours per week. Faculty will develop a strong research agenda leading towards national recognition in their chosen field, discipline, or area. Faculty will publish at least two high quality publications each year – with at least one of these being first or sole authored and at least one of the annual publications be in a top-tier journal. Other kinds of publications are encouraged but are not required. Administrative service activities should account for approximately 15% of a faculty member’s time or about 6 hours per week” (Earlier Version of COE Academic Plan).Is this the current expectation? NO, BUT…….Ideal ScenarioArticle 4Article 1Article 2Article 3Type of AuthorshipFirst AuthorSole AuthorArticle 8Article 5Article 6Article 7Article 12Article 9Article 10Article 11Top-Tier JournalsImpact FactorDo all of the dots have to connect? NOAm I suggesting it takes 12 refereed articles? NOJEG Suggestion:Think marathon – not sprint.Faculty Essay – connect the dots.
9 Scholarly Development Plan: Independence Through Collaboration First Things First: Develop A Scholarly Development PlanScholarly Development Plan:A Plan of ActionRefereedArticlesManuscriptsIn ReviewIn PreparationResearchProjectsWHY?What does JEG want to see? A focused line of research that is clear, consistent, progressive, and independent leading to scholarly publications and presentations.Note: One pipeline...different directions...one pipelineIndependence Through CollaborationDepartment Chair Letter To The External ReviewerEvaluate the candidate’s research, creative activity, publications, and professional service with respect to theirquality and their impact on the candidate’s field or subfield. Examples include, but are not limited to, the following:(1) Describe the importance of the research area and work to the field?(2) Describe the range, depth, and quality of the research?(3) Does the research represent that of a faculty who has demonstrated promise in her or his field as well ascontinuous involvement?;Evaluate the suitability of the candidate for tenure and/or promotion based upon the enclosed criteria of ourdepartment here at the University of North Texas;Please share your opinion regarding the level of the candidate's work as it would compare to others at the samepoint in their careers;Provide a summary recommendation as to whether you support the candidate for the rank of Associate Professorwith tenure.
10 Faculty Essay: Connecting The Dots My research endeavors have continued to focus on why, or why not, people with brain injuries are physically active. Over the past five years I have developed this distinct line of research and have identified several constructs that are critical determinants and consequences of physical activity participation. These efforts resulted in the publication of six peer reviewed articles between 2003 and In my second year as a faculty member at UNT I have published three articles and one refereed abstract. I am sole author on two of these articles which are in the premier journal specific to my field of study (Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly; Official Journal of the International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity; 2005 ISI = .72; acceptance rate 23%). I am also first author on the third paper which was published in Brain Injury (Official Journal of the International Brain Injury Association; 2005 ISI = 1.47; acceptance rate 73%). The abstract was published in Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport (Official Journal of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance; 2005 ISI = 1.11). These articles demonstrate the range of my statistical, methodological, and writing skills as they each employ different styles and procedures. My history of publishing will continue in 2007 as I have two articles in press and one under review. The articles in press will appear in Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly and the Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (Official Journal of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance). The third manuscript has been submitted to Brain Injury. I am first author on two of the articles and second author on the paper for JOPERD. I am particularly proud of the JOPERD paper as I funded and mentored an undergraduate student, through a Service Learning mini-grant, who will be publishing his first paper.
11 Common Mistakes: Department Chair Perspective Failure To Listen To Department Chair and Promotion andTenure CommitteeNot Presenting At Conferences Related To Research DisciplineRecently, a faculty member asked me if he/she should present at a conference that was not directly related to his/her research discipline. My answer was "no." Please keep in mind your future external reviewers (experts in the field at high quality institutions). Which conferences do they attend? Generally speaking, I would contend that they attend conferences related to their research discipline. Therefore, you should present at conferences related to your research discipline in which they will have an opportunity to learn of your work. Will they actually see it? I don't know. The key is to put yourself in the best position possible. In order to put yourself in the best position possible, be strategic in your planning (Begin With The End In Mind. We don't have unlimited funds to support faculty travel to every conference that we would like to attend).You should think about presenting at "high quality" conferences related to your research discipline. Presentations are good, but presentations that are not followed by publications are questionable in my opinion - that is, don't do a presentation "just to have" a presentation listed on your vita - be strategic - presentations should be followed by publications, whenever possible. If the presentation will not be followed by a publication, then it may not be in your best interest to prepare the presentation. Instead, you may want to use that time planning research projects, collecting data, writing manuscripts, etc.
12 Apply For Internal Grants Not Taking Advantage Of Professional Organization OpportunitiesMany professional organizations (e.g., AAHPERD, ACSM) have the opportunity for individuals to become Research Fellows. Examples: Noreen and I are Research Fellows of the Research Consortium of AAHPERD, Scott is a Fellow of AAASP, and Jim and Allen are Fellows in ACSM. If available, I would suggest inquiring about Research Fellow guidelines in your research discipline. At that point, you can decide if it is an important goal for you to pursue. It may take a couple of years for you to obtain that recognition, but it also demonstrates that you are developing a national reputation as a scholar. Developing a national reputation as a scholar is an expectation in the tenure/promotion process and becoming a fellow in a professional organization provides evidence that you are developing a national reputation.Not Understanding Risk-Reward RatioA ratio used by many investors to compare the expected returns of an investment to the amount of risk undertaken to capture these returns. This ratio is calculated mathematically by dividing the amount of profit the trader expects to have made when the position is closed (i.e. the reward) by the amount he or she stands to lose if price moves in the unexpected direction (i.e. the risk).Source:RefereedArticlesManuscriptsIn ReviewIn PreparationResearchProjectsApply For Internal GrantsExternal GrantFunding
13 A man in a hot air balloon realized he was lost A man in a hot air balloon realized he was lost. He reduced altitude and spotted a woman below. He descended a bit more and shouted, "Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a colleague I would meet him an hour ago, but I don't know where I am." The woman below replied, "You are in a hot air balloon hovering approximately 30 feet above the ground. You are between 40 and 41 degrees north latitude and between 59 and 60 degrees west longitude.""You must be a faculty member," said the balloonist. "I am." replied the woman, "How did you know?" "Well," answered the balloonist, "everything you told me is technically correct, but I have no idea what to make of your information, and the fact is I am still lost. Frankly, you have not been of much help so far." The woman below responded, "You must be an academic administrator." "I am," replied the balloonist, "but how did you know?" "Well," said the woman, "you do not know where you are or where you are going. You have risen to where you are due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise that you have no idea how to keep, and you expect someone else to solve your problem. You are lost. You do not know your strengths. You do not know your weaknesses. You do not know where you are going. The fact is you are in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but now, somehow, it is my fault! You need a plan!“I cannot attest to the accuracy of this story. For example, I do not know of many men who would ever stop and ask for directions. On a more serious note, this story represents what is happening to many academic units – that is, there is no plan in place.