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The Tenure Clock: Top Ten Tips Cary Horvath. 1. Start your portfolio today (priority #1). Work diligently on all three sections: teaching, scholarship,

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1 The Tenure Clock: Top Ten Tips Cary Horvath

2 1. Start your portfolio today (priority #1). Work diligently on all three sections: teaching, scholarship, and service Work diligently on all three sections: teaching, scholarship, and service Write down everything you do and update your vita regularly Write down everything you do and update your vita regularly

3 2. Take evals seriously. Consider student concerns Consider student concerns Listen to your peers, chair, and dean; talk with them about your progress Listen to your peers, chair, and dean; talk with them about your progress Be open-minded Be open-minded Seek and demonstrate constant improvement, innovation Seek and demonstrate constant improvement, innovation

4 3. Love your students. Think of them as friends, or your own children Think of them as friends, or your own children Think of yourself as their caretaker Think of yourself as their caretaker

5 4. Love your colleagues. Think "we" not “me” Think "we" not “me” Socialize outside the office; get to know colleagues as people Socialize outside the office; get to know colleagues as people Colleagues go beyond the department Colleagues go beyond the department

6 5. Find mentors. Relationships characterized by mutual help and friendship are ideal Relationships characterized by mutual help and friendship are ideal Seek senior, as well as peer mentors/confidants Seek senior, as well as peer mentors/confidants

7 6. Say yes. Committees Committees Special projects Special projects Leadership opportunities on campus and beyond (e.g., professional orgs.) Leadership opportunities on campus and beyond (e.g., professional orgs.)

8 7. Be positive. About your peers, dept, school, and YSU! About your peers, dept, school, and YSU! Avoid negative gossip, refuse to engage the rumor mill Avoid negative gossip, refuse to engage the rumor mill Try to keep your private problems private Try to keep your private problems private

9 8. Be ethical. Follow policies Follow policies Grade fairly, transparently Grade fairly, transparently Engage in honest communication Engage in honest communication The golden rule still rules The golden rule still rules

10 9. Network always, everywhere. A wide, varied, and positive social web is ideal A wide, varied, and positive social web is ideal The world is very small The world is very small

11 10. Preserve leisure time. Find some regularly scheduled time to relax with friends and family Find some regularly scheduled time to relax with friends and family Avoid the working vacation and jail Avoid the working vacation and jail


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