Promotion and Tenure at UNG
Policies and Procedures
- The Faculty Annual Report can be found in 7.1 of the handbook.
- For calendars related to the annual processes of P&T, please see the Promotion and Tenure Monthly Calendar on the Promotion and Tenure Policy Statement in the Faculty Handbook.
- Salary information related to Step Raises for Promotion and Post-Tenure review can be found in the Faculty Handbook, Section 9.12.1.
- For information on the University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy regarding promotion and tenure, see sections 8.3.6 and 8.3.7 of the Board of Regents Policy Manual.
- USG policy guides faculty/leadership on P&T decisions regarding faculty work beyond the Scholarship of Discovery: 188.8.131.52 Work in USG Institutions
- DETI (Distance Education and Technology Integration) creates faculty portfolios in our learning management system.
- Together CTLL and DETI facilitate workshops about tenure and promotion, as well as pre-tenure and post-tenure.
- Fall 2016 promotion and tenure workshops are listed below. Register for promotion and tenure workshops.
Promotion and Tenure Workshops
|Thursday, Feb 23, 2017||Overview||12:30 - 1:30 p.m.||Gainesville Campus||Nesbitt 3201|
|Tuesday, March 28, 2017||Overview||12:30 - 1:30 p.m.||Dahlonega Campus||Library Technology Center 369|
|Friday, March 31, 2017||Overview||12:00 - 1:00 p.m.||Oconee Campus||Admin 108|
|Friday, April 21, 2017||Overview||12:00 - 1:00 p.m.||Webinar||
GoToMeeting at this link:
|Wednesday, July 12, 2017||Overview||12:00 - 1:00 p.m.||Gainesville Campus||Nesbitt 3201|
|Thursday, July 13, 2017||Overview||12:00 - 1:00 p.m.||Dahlonega Campus||Library Technology Center 369|
|Friday, July 14, 2017||Overview||12:00 - 1:00 p.m.||Oconee Campus||Admin 108|
|Tuesday, July 11, 2017||Overview||12:00 - 1:00 p.m.||Webinar||
GoToMeeting at this link:
Promotion and Tenure Resources
- Getting Tenure (Survival Skills for Scholars), by Marcia Whicker, Jennie, Kronenfeld, and Ruth Strickland.
- This practical guide clarifies the tenure process and gives concrete advice for graduate students and junior faculty members on the strategy required to maximize the chance of achieving tenure.
Read an excerpt from Getting Tenure.
- Advice for New Faculty Members: Nihil Nimus, by Robert Boice.
Boice provides a unique and essential guide to the start of a successful academic career.
Read an excerpt from Advice for New Faculty Members.
- Life on the Tenure Track: Lessons from the First Year, by James Lang.
Lang narrates the story of his first year on the tenure track with wit and wisdom, detailing his moments of confusion, frustration, and even elation—in the classroom, at his writing desk, during his office hours, in departmental meetings—as well as his insights into the lives and working conditions of faculty in higher education today.
Read an excerpt from Life on the Tenure Track.
- Preparing for Promotion, Tenure, and Annual Review: A Faculty Guide, by Robert M. Diamond
This guide to helping faculty prepare for professional review, whether an annual event or at a key moment in their career, will help make this often stressful and confusing experience less challenging and provide faculty a sense of mastery over the process.
From Faculty Focus:
- Top 10 Strategies for Preparing the Annual Tenure and Promotion Dossier by Burnham, Hooper, and Wright. Good advice for faculty annual report and the P&T ePortfolios.
- End-of-Course Ratings: Lessons from Faculty Who Improved by Maryellen Weimer. Valuable to consider our ratings in the larger frame of how we prove our teaching excellence.
From the Chronicle of Higher Education:
- Tenured Twice by Amy Jones. One woman's story of recognizing that her first department/institution was not a good fit – just as she received tenure there – and her decision to pursue a position somewhere that would be a better fit.
- Road Signs to Tenure by Miguel Mantero. Compiled advice from six tenured professors. Also, Were the Road Signs Wrong? Miguel's retrospective article as he comes up for tenure, written two years after the previous article, analyzes and responds to the earlier advice.
- Shameless Self-Promotion by James Lang. "Given the unsupervised nature of much of what we do in this business, I am really in the best position both to describe and to evaluate my work most effectively," explains the author.
- How First-Year Faculty Members Can Help Their Chairmen by Gene Fant, Jr. Suggestions for being proactive, from a department chair.
- Keeping Your Research Alive by Rick Reis. How to make your research a priority, in the face of other, more urgent (but not necessarily more important) demands on your time.
From Tomorrow's Professor:
- Promotion, Tenure, and the Engaged Scholar by Gelmon and Agre-Kippenhan. Valuable to consider for all faculty: create clear narrative of your work and its contributions to the mission/strategic plan for the university, college, and department. Start early and spend time on preparation, writing, and adherence to policies and guidelines.
From the Magna Academic Leader Newsletter. To access please log-in with your UNG ID and Password. Related titles are listed below:
- Rendering Promotion and Tenure Transparent: A Faculty Learning Community Approach
- Improving Documentation for Promotion and Tenure
- Ensuring Fairness, Faculty Trust in Promotion and Tenure Practices
- Faculty Collegiality and Dispositions in the Tenure and Promotion Process: Developing a Performance Rubric
CTLL also offers a variety of resources for Academic leaders on our Academic Leadership page.
Other Tools & Resources
Charting Your Progress Toward Tenure. Guidelines and template for creating your own table to track your progress toward tenure provided by Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College.