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Professor of Teaching Tenure Track Stream at UBC Anna M. Kindler, Vice Provost and AVP Academic May 2013
Tenure track Teaching stream: Ranks: Instructor Senior Instructor (2012/13 last year of eligibility to elect consideration for tenure under the old language) Responsibilities: Teaching and Service Tenure track Professor of Teaching stream: Joint Committee on titles and ranks (2005-2008) 2010 Collective Agreement Responsibilities: Teaching, Educational Leadership and Service Ranks: Instructor, Senior Instructor, Professor of Teaching
Instructor Senior Instructor Professor of Teaching - outstanding achievement in teaching and educational leadership - distinction in teaching and learning - sustained and innovative contributions to curriculum development, course design, and other initiatives that advance the University’s ability to excel in its teaching and learning mandate Professor of Teaching Tenure Track Stream
Educational Leadership Impact beyond one’s own classroom Supports scholarly teaching at UBC through: Application of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Curriculum design/re-design Pedagogical innovation Evaluation/assessment of learning/programs Innovation in the use of learning technology Administration of educational programs/initiatives Peer support/mentoring in teaching and learning Contribution to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (not required – but can be used as evidence of leadership)
Common Questions: Are publications required for tenure/promotion? “publications record is not required, but should be included if the candidate wishes to present publications as evidence supporting his/her contributions to teaching and/or educational leadership” (SAC Guide 4.2.2) What evidence is required to demonstrate educational leadership? “This evidence will vary in departments and faculties to reflect different contexts and educational leadership needs/opportunities within the department/unit, university and academic/professional communities within the candidates’ discipline” (SAC Guide 4.4.1)
Common Questions (cd): “evidence can include, but is not limited to: leadership taken at UBC and elsewhere to advance innovation and excellence in teaching; contributions to curriculum renewal (in department/Faculty); pedagogical innovation (including, but not limited to, the use of educational technology); scholarly teaching within and outside the unit (including interdisciplinary/cross-departmental/Faculty collaboration); applications of and contributions to the scholarship of teaching and learning (including scholarship applied in own classroom; scholarship disseminated through presentations, workshops, publications; serving as reviewer of SEoT grants/manuscripts, etc.) What are some examples of acceptable evidence?
Common Questions (cd): development of learning/instructional print and electronic material (including web-based instructional resources); leadership and contribution to teaching and learning initiatives and programs (within own department, faculty, across the university, and beyond; significant contribution /leadership on relevant committees); funding obtained for advising or mentoring; TLEF and other teaching and learning grants; and other activities that support evidence-based educational excellence and impact within and beyond the University” (SAC Guide 4.4.1, with added comments) What are some examples of acceptable evidence (cd)?
Common Questions (cd): “At least two of the candidate’s referees should be external to UBC and the remaining should be external to their unit or department” (SAC Guide 4.5.4) “Referees should be at arm’s length (…) In the Professor of Teaching stream, arm’s length colleagues from within the University may be appropriate” (SCA Guide 4.5.5) What rules apply to the selection of referees for appointment at/promotion to the Professor of Teaching rank?
Collective Agreement Criteria for the teaching stream ranks: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-relations/tenure-promotion- reappointment-confirmation/tenure-promotion-reappointment- /for-faculty-members/ The Guide to Reappointment, Tenure and Promotion (2012/13) http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-relations/files/SAC-Guide.pdf The Collective Agreement (2010-2012) re terms for Faculty: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-relations/collective-agreements/ appointment-faculty/ Information/Guidelines: Questions/Support: Anna Kindler, Vice Provost and AVP Academic (firstname.lastname@example.org) Fran Watters, Director, Faculty Relations (email@example.com) Simon Bates, Academic Director, CTLT (firstname.lastname@example.org) Pauline Brandes (email@example.com) - UBC Okanagan
Instructor - completion of academic qualifications - evidence of ability and commitment to teaching - promise of educational leadership Senior Instructor - evidence of excellence in teaching - demonstrated educational leadership - involvement in curriculum development and innovation - involvement in other teaching a learning initiatives - will keep abreast of current developments in discipline and in the field of scholarship of teaching and learning Professor of Teaching Tenure Track Stream
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