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JSU Tenure and Promotion Overview, September 2014


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This presentation is an overview of the tenure and promotion processes at Jackson State University.

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JSU Tenure and Promotion Overview, September 2014

  1. 1. Jackson State University September 4, 2014 Presented by: Division of Academic and Student Affairs * Division of Research and Federal Relations * Center for University Scholars’ Faculty Engagement and Advancement Program
  2. 2. JSU’s Tenure and Promotion Process What Makes A Good Tenure and Promotion File? Definitions of Criteria and Examples Best Practices Important Dates Guiding Documents Concluding Remarks
  3. 3. To introduce faculty to the policies and procedures associated with successful completion of the tenure and promotion process at Jackson State University
  4. 4. A strong record of scholarly work as evidenced by teaching, research, and service A compelling case for meeting or exceeding unit* and University criteria Compliance with University and unit policy and criteria A well-organized tenure and promotion portfolio * CSET and the School of Social Work have supplements in addition to the University’s criteria
  5. 5. Candidate’s Dossier University Committee for Promotion and Tenure Provost and Senior VP for Academic Affairs College Dean College Committee Department Chairperson Department Committee Department School (In Some Cases) Candidate Notification President IHL Board
  6. 6. Faculty must meet unit and University standards in the following areas: ◦ Professional Collegiality ◦ Academic Citizenship and University Service ◦ Teaching and Advising Excellence ◦ Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities ◦ Service and Professional Activities
  7. 7. Professionalism in conduct and interactions with colleagues and students Conducts classes, submits grades promptly, and maintains posted office hours Embodies academic honesty and fairly evaluates student achievement or progress Participates in faculty development activities Participates in university ceremonies and programs
  8. 8. Actively participates in departmental, school, college and/or university committees Sponsors or participates in academic-related activities such as forums, book reviews, recitals or exhibits Submits required forms and documents promptly
  9. 9. Robust and current syllabi Faculty advising Teaching Evaluations: Student Instructional Rating System (SIRS) Creative teaching methods/skills
  10. 10. Grants submitted Grants funded Manuscripts submitted to refereed publications Articles published in non-refereed outlets Papers presented or creative works performed Refereed presentations Book(s) published in the discipline
  11. 11. Supports the department and school through work on self-studies, program reviews and other special projects Actively participates on departmental, school, college or university committees Discipline-related service to community organizations (e.g. event judging, etc.) Sponsoring student organizations Presenting academically-oriented sessions for professional, business and/or community groups
  12. 12. The Tenure and Promotion Portfolio MUST: Be well-organized Include well-written statements describing your accomplishments regarding the criteria - collegiality, teaching, research, and service Provide clear and concise documentation of accomplishments (e.g. award letters, syllabi, SIRS data, etc.) Adhere to the criteria and format of the tenure and promotion application
  13. 13. Start Early Your 3rd year review portfolio should be structured such that it can evolve into your tenure and promotion portfolio Don’t Go It Alone Seek advice from senior faculty and academic leaders in your department Demonstrate Your Impact Explain what makes you outstanding: as a teacher, grants writer, pioneering researcher! Craft Your Narrative Never let your portfolio be silent on one of the major components.
  14. 14. April 15: Notification of Eligibility for Applying for Tenure and Promotion May 1: Written Response from Faculty of Intent to Apply October 1: Submit to Department October 15: Submit to the Department Committee November 1: Submit to the Department Chairperson November 15: Submit to the College Committee
  15. 15. December 1: Submit to the College Dean January 5: Submit to the Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) February 1: VPAA Submits to the University Committee for Promotion and Tenure** March 15: Submit to the President April 15: President Notifies Candidate of Decision ** This committee does not evaluate the portfolio. Its sole purpose is to ensure that University policies and procedures have been followed.
  16. 16. JSU Faculty Handbook (Dec. 2011) JSU Promotion and Tenure Packet (with Guidelines) JSU Office of Promotion and Tenure Review Form