Promotion Process: Frequently Asked Questions
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When does the Rank and Tenure Committee meet?
The Rank and Tenure Committee meets on the first Thursday of the month.
What is the deadline for a promotion application to be submitted to Faculty Affairs?
October 1st: For promotions in the Clinician Educator Pathway (Promotion effective the following July 1st).
January 1st: For promotions in the Academic Clinician, Traditional and Research Pathways as well as the Award of Tenure (Promotion effective July 1st).
How can I find out the status of my promotion?
Contact Tricia Crawford at email@example.com or 414-955-8578.
Why does it take several months to be reviewed by the Rank and Tenure Committee?
The Rank and Tenure Committee meets once a month and is able to review approximately 15 promotions per month. In general, the agenda is created in the order the promotion packets are completed. Promotions are not able to be reviewed by the Committee until all of the required letters of recommendation are received. If you feel your promotion is taking longer than anticipated, contact Faculty Affairs to see what can be done to expedite the process.
My promotion was reviewed by the Rank and Tenure Committee, now what?
Once your promotion has been reviewed by the Rank and Tenure Committee, the Committee Chairman will contact your Department Chairman to share the decision. If the Rank and Tenure Committee provides a positive recommendation, your promotion will be reviewed by the Board of Trustees later in the month. You will then receive a final approval letter via interoffice mail approximately 1-2 weeks after the Board meets.
I will be going up for promotion within the next few years. Are there resources to help me?
Yes. There are several resources created to assist in the promotion process. The Faculty Affairs website has an abundance of information including sample CVs, Educator Portfolios, and Powerpoint presentations. If you have questions or need help navigating the website, please contact Tricia Crawford at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional resources would be recently promoted faculty members and members of the Rank and Tenure Committee.
Who can answer questions regarding the promotion process?
Contact Tricia Crawford at (414) 955-8578 or email@example.com.
Do Senior Appointments in the Clinician Educator Pathway require an Educator's Portfolio?
The Rank and Tenure Committee does not currently require an Educator's portfolio for senior appointments, however they are considered helpful.
What is the general timeline for Senior Appointments being approved by the Board of Trustees?
Senior Appointments cannot be approved by the Board of Trustees until they have been approved by the Rank and Tenure Committee. The Rank and Tenure Committee will review the Senior Appointments as soon as they receive the following items: Letter of Recommendation from Department Chairman, Updated CV, Appropriate Letters of Recommendation from both Internal and External referees & 2 publications (if applicable). If the Rank and Tenure Committee has not received the necessary materials within the first six months of appointment the Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Diversity will contact the Department Chairman to discuss finalizing the appointment.