College of Liberal Arts Tenure and Promotion workshop: Dossier Preparation 21 March 2014 Calendar of Key Steps • Spring: Consultation between chair and faculty about external reviewers • Spring: Chair selects and contacts 5 or 6 external reviewers. (Specify the date you will send material to reviewer and when reviewer’s letter will be due to you.) • Late Spring/Early Summer: Chair sends research material to external reviewers. • Summer: Faculty compiles teaching support material and composes reflective statements on teaching, research, and service. Calendar of Key Steps continued • Summer: Chair composes “Evidence and Evaluation of Research/Creative Activity” chart and consults with faculty. • Late Summer: Chair requests dossier shell in D2L for each candidate. Chair will act as project supervisor until dossier is submitted to college. • 1 September: Recommended due date for external reviewer letters • 10 September: Target date for finalized dossier and signed acknowledgements Calendar of Key Steps continued • 10-24 September: Dossier closed and available for review by eligible faculty (Chair adds faculty to the list of D2L participants for each dossier.) • 24 September-1 October: Department meeting and vote. Chair composes letter and adds letter to dossier. • 1 October: Chair hands off dossier to college. What Guides the Process? • Departmental Operating Paper • College of Liberal Arts Operating Paper (trumps department or school OP) • Employee Handbook and Updates (provides details) • Faculty Association Contract (trumps college OP) Where to Go for Information • Provost's Website • Provost’s Guidelines (both chair and faculty) • Use and Ordering of P&T Dossier Section Templates (chair) • eDossier Naming Guide (chair) • eDossier sections and documents templates (chair) • eDossier request form (chair) What the dossier contains Section I: Candidate Information (CV in SIU format, signed statements about content and confidentiality) Section II: Letters of Recommendation and Review (dean’s, chair’s, annual review letters, and any faculty response or rebuttal letters) Section III: Position Information (position description and job ad, workload assignments, sections on tenure and promotion from department/school and college operating papers). What the dossier contains Section IV: Evidence and Evaluation of Teaching (reflective statement on teaching [two pages], summary of teaching evaluations, letters of support or evaluation from students and faculty, students advised, awards and honors) Section V: Evidence and Evaluation of Research/Creative Activity (reflective statement on research; “Evidence and Evaluation of Research/Creative Activity” chart; “Evidence and Evaluation of Funded Research” chart [if relevant]; External Evaluations of Research/Creative Activity: sample letter to reviewers, reviewer bios, reviewer letters) Section VI: Evidence and Evaluation of Professional Service (reflective statement on service, list of service activities, letters of service acknowledgement). Who’s responsible for what? • Chair verifies that the dossier has been properly prepared and ensures that the dossier contains all necessary information, organized and presented in a logical manner conducive to evaluation and consistent with the standard format used by the University. • Faculty provides contents of the dossier with sufficient and consistent documentation to make a clear case for promotion/tenure but with a size limited to ensure central message and record of accomplishments are not obscured or diminished by less relevant information. Who’s responsible for what?