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Promotion and Tenure OHSU School of Medicine Robert E. Shangraw, M.D., Ph.D. Chair, Promotions and Tenure Committee May 7, 2010.

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1 Promotion and Tenure OHSU School of Medicine Robert E. Shangraw, M.D., Ph.D. Chair, Promotions and Tenure Committee May 7, 2010

2 Department Chair Departmental P & T Committee SOM P & T Committee Dean/Provost Candidate

3 OHSU SOM Promotion and Tenure Timetable Sept – Oct Identify candidates; assemble materials NovemberDepartmental P&T Committee review Dec 15Departmental Review completed Recommendations to Dept chair Jan 10 Deadline for submission to SOM P&T committee May 30Complete SOM Review June 15Dean recommends to Provost July 1Promotion effected

4 OHSU SOM Promotion and Tenure Components of the Application Curriculum vitae [standardized format] – Personal statement of contributions Job description, Time & Effort statement Annual reviews Documentation of teaching (quantity and quality) Departmental P & T evaluation Supporting letters – Associate professor: 5 letters, 3 from outside OHSU – Full professor: 7 letters, 5 from outside OHSU

5 OHSU SOM Promotion and Tenure Guidelines Categories of evaluation – Scholarship – Teaching – Service Evaluation of performance – Satisfactory – Substantial – Outstanding

6 SOM Criteria for Promotion and Tenure- Associate Professor SatisfactorySubstantialOutstanding ScholarshipX TeachingX ServiceX

7 SOM Criteria for Promotion and Tenure- Associate Professor SatisfactorySubstantialOutstanding ScholarshipX TeachingX ServiceX

8 SOM Criteria for Promotion and Tenure- Associate Professor SatisfactorySubstantialOutstanding ScholarshipX TeachingX ServiceX

9 SOM Criteria for Promotion and Tenure- Full Professor SatisfactorySubstantialOutstanding ScholarshipX TeachingX ServiceX

10 SOM Criteria for Promotion and Tenure- Full Professor SatisfactorySubstantialOutstanding ScholarshipX TeachingX ServiceX

11 SOM Criteria for Promotion and Tenure- Full Professor SatisfactorySubstantialOutstanding ScholarshipX TeachingX ServiceX

12 OHSU SOM Promotion and Tenure Award of Tenure Tenure can be awarded to faculty at the associate and full professor ranks Criteria for tenure: – Institutional: satisfy one area as outstanding, one as substantial, and one as satisfactory achievement Distribution not important, but usually best in scholarship – Departmental commitment for support Must have funds to provide salary in “hard” money

13 SOM Criteria for Promotion and Tenure- Award of Tenure SatisfactorySubstantialOutstanding ScholarshipX TeachingX ServiceX

14 SOM Criteria for Promotion and Tenure- Award of Tenure SatisfactorySubstantialOutstanding ScholarshipX TeachingX ServiceX

15 SOM Criteria for Promotion and Tenure- Award of Tenure SatisfactorySubstantialOutstanding ScholarshipX TeachingX ServiceX

16 SOM Criteria for Promotion and Tenure- Award of Tenure SatisfactorySubstantialOutstanding ScholarshipX TeachingX ServiceX

17 SOM Criteria for Promotion and Tenure- Award of Tenure SatisfactorySubstantialOutstanding ScholarshipX TeachingX ServiceX

18 SOM Criteria for Promotion and Tenure- Award of Tenure SatisfactorySubstantialOutstanding ScholarshipX TeachingX ServiceX

19 SOM Criteria for Promotion and Tenure- Research Associate Professor SatisfactorySubstantialOutstanding ScholarshipX Teaching (N/A) Service (N/A)

20 SOM Criteria for Promotion and Tenure- Research Professor SatisfactorySubstantialOutstanding ScholarshipX Teaching (N/A) Service (N/A)

21 “New” Clinician-Educator Series Approved by SOM Chairs and Faculty Council, Fall 2008 Became effective June 2009 for academic year: 23 candidates

22 OHSU SOM Promotion and Tenure Clinical Professor/Associate Professor This is an elective choice decided by faculty member and his/her chair. Clinical prefix may be used for faculty who are principally engaged in clinical service activities, and provide major role to OHSU clinical enterprise Promotion is dependent upon achievement in teaching and service (only) This is a non-tenured position at either level Assistant Professor to remain un-differentiated Candidates can change between clinical and traditional pathways, but only when upwards in rank Faculty in all SOM departments are eligible

23 SOM Criteria for Promotion and Tenure- Clinical Associate Professor SatisfactorySubstantialOutstanding Scholarship (N/A) TeachingX ServiceX

24 SOM Criteria for Promotion and Tenure- Clinical Associate Professor SatisfactorySubstantialOutstanding Scholarship (N/A) TeachingX ServiceX

25 SOM Criteria for Promotion and Tenure- Clinical Professor SatisfactorySubstantialOutstanding Scholarship (N/A) TeachingX ServiceX

26 SOM Criteria for Promotion and Tenure- Clinical Professor SatisfactorySubstantialOutstanding Scholarship (N/A) TeachingX ServiceX

27 Clinician Educator Series: Questions ? Page 1 How does one pursue the clinician-educator pathway? – On the promotions packet cover page there will be a check space indicating pathway sought for this promotion What is the timeline for promotion? – The timetable will be exactly that set forth for the traditional promotions and tenure processes. Go through department P&T in fall, January 10 hard SOM deadline, notification in June. What about letters of recommendation? – Number of letters will be unchanged (professor 7/5, associate 5/3). Chairs should clarify the nature of the request to referees. What about tenure? – Tenure is not available within clinician-educator series

28 Clinician Educator Series: Questions ? Page 2 How do you switch from (or to) the traditional path? – The pathway being sought has to be specified on the cover sheet checkbox. We do not discriminate based on present status. For example, an associate professor seeking clinical professor rank just has to check the clinician-educator path on the cover sheet. Leaving this space unchecked will result in traditional evaluation. Who evaluates the candidates? – Evaluation will be by the SOM Promotions committee, the same committee that considers traditional and research candidates. Will the SOM Promotions committee award “clinical” rank when it is not explicitly sought? – No. Candidates and their chairs must identify the most viable and satisfying pathway for the candidates, and the committee will adhere to that choice. Informal preceding advice can be arranged, as always.

29 Clinician Educator Series: Questions ? Page 3 Will “fast-tracking” be possible for the clinician-educator series? – No. Fast-tracking applications are used for candidates of same rank at another (US) academic institution transferring here. Fast-tracking is not faster, or out of sequence, but rather streamlined. Because of the inconsistent definition of the “clinical” prefix across the US, the meaning of the title is difficult to interpret a priori. We now have a very tight definition for our clinician- educator series at OHSU, but even that is a marked departure from our definition last year. Therefore a full application will be required for all incoming candidates seeking rank with the “clinical” prefix. Speaking of recruits from other institutions, what about “provisional” status? – “Provisional” is a suffix used as a placeholder for recruits who the chair feels is appropriate for a given senior rank, but the faculty member is hired at a time out of sequence with the annual SOM Promotions review. The candidate may be hired at the selected rank, but the “provisional” suffix will be attached until the SOM Promotions committee can review the candidate. The Committee will consider to recommend removal of the suffix. Candidates should not retain the “provisional” suffix for more than one year. (This suffix applies to all pathways, not just the clinician-educator series.)

30 Promotion and Tenure OHSU School of Medicine James Cohen MD Ph D Professor Otolaryngology/Head and neck Surgery Chief Otolaryngology PVAMC

31 Promotion and Tenure Packet Outlines your rationale for promotion and provides supporting evidence – It is your responsibility to make it a cohesive and logical argument – The better you educate your reviewers and the committee the lower the chances of misunderstanding

32 “Making a Case”

33 “The Judges” Committee – Associate Professor or above – Familiar with P+T guidelines – Consistency from year to year 1 or 2 three year terms Less than 30% turnover each year – 2 “Peer” reviewers who “argue your case” before the committee They know P+T but not your department, your practice situation or your field!!

34 OHSU SOM Promotion and Tenure Components of the Application “The Facts” Curriculum vitae – annotated where necessary to provide explanation or emphasis Documentation of teaching (quantity and quality) Job description, Time & Effort statement – Helps the committee understand the context in which you work

35 OHSU SOM Promotion and Tenure Components of the Application “The Spin” Personal statement of contributions – Where you rank your contribution in each area and why – Explain the significance of your work product – Explain any extenuating circumstances

36 OHSU SOM Promotion and Tenure Components of the Application “Supporting Evidence” Annual reviews – Helps the committee understand the trajectory of your achievement s and your departments expectations – “Chairman’s Letter”

37 OHSU SOM Promotion and Tenure Components of the Application “Supporting Evidence” Supporting letters – Should “tie into” your argument – Who chooses and who solicits-you should have input – Cover letter?

38 OHSU SOM Promotion and Tenure Components of the Application “Supporting Evidence” Departmental P & T evaluation – vs. Chairman’s letter

39 Tips for Success in the Promotion and Tenure Process Susan Olson, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Molecular and Medical Genetics Oregon Health & Science University

40 Curriculum Vitae Use OHSU CV/ Teaching Portfolio templates from day 1 Keep up-to-date and list everything –Add publications when status is “in press” – number and underline your name Keep peer-reviewed manuscripts, abstracts, book chapters separate –Add each lecture/presentation in proper category

41 Curriculum Vitae Keep up-to-date and list everything –Past Trainees – include their current positions –Co-mentorship of trainees Explain critical roles in training even if you are not the official mentor of record –Community Service Counts Include activities with K-12 students, undergraduates, lay public Highlight OHSU-supported outreach

42 Curriculum Vitae Keep up-to-date and list everything –Continuously monitor effort in Scholarship, Teaching, and Service Plan ahead for success Important to demonstrate sustained effort and accomplishment

43 Personal Statement Do’s Sell yourself –What do you view as your important contributions in Scholarship, Teaching and Service? Highlight strengths that may be ‘hidden’ within CV –Authorship contributions that are significant even though you are listed as a ‘middle’ author

44 Personal Statement Don’ts Don’t whine or make excuses Don’t include new information that is not supported by CV –“I served on numerous task forces and committees since my last promotion.” [CV blank for all international/national, regional, institutional and departmental committees – true story!]

45 Avenues for P&T Mentorship Use annual reviews as a time to summarize activities, set goals, touch bases with Chair on progress toward promotion. No formal annual review process? Request a meeting with your Chair or Division Chief. Seek guidance from a senior faculty member.


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