The set of guidelines in place to help navigate academic promotion for the School of Medicine’s full-time, part-time, and adjunct faculty were recently revised. The new guidelines are in effect as of today, July 1, 2021.
The revised guidelines and other information related to faculty career navigation including dossier preparation materials can be found on the Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development website.
In the fall of 2020, the Faculty Affairs and Diversity Leadership Committee (FADLC), which reports to the Academic Council (AC), formed a task force to review and propose revisions to the School of Medicine’s guidelines for appointments, promotion, and tenure. In December 2020, the revised guidelines were approved by the Dean’s Advisory Committee (DAC) and the AC.
Major enhancements included in the revised APT criteria consist of the creation of variable track, ‘Meet the Mark’ criteria for promotion and tenure, and the purposeful involvement of faculty promoting diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). Faculty DEI contributions may extend across research, teaching, or service and will be documented in the faculty’s Curriculum Vitae and at the time of proposed promotion in the new DEI Statement and the Department Chair’s letter. Meet the mark criteria replaced time-based promotion requirements as the basis for promotion and tenure. The variable track is to be used in limited circumstances for initial appointment of junior faculty.
Since the DAC approved the guidelines in December, the guidelines were slightly revised to include more clarification on departmental mentorship responsibilities, search waivers, scholarship requirements for fixed term faculty, and the connection between DEI effort and successful promotion/tenure. Other additions include: a maximum number of official letters of reference for tenure/tenure track dossiers, information regarding professionalism, track change request details, and information regarding adjunct appointments.
A special thank you goes out to the 16 taskforce members for their tremendous work on this effort:
- Kim Boggess, MD (task force co-chair)
- Cam Enarson, MD, MBA (task force co-chair)
- Kenya McNeal-Trice, MD (FADLC member)
- Fernando Pardo-Manuel de Villena, PhD (FADLC member)
- Morgan Resnick-Kahle, MAEd (FADLC member)
- Antoine Bailliard, PhD, OTR/L
- Jean Cadigan, PhD
- Stephen Crews, PhD
- Anthony Charles, MD, MPH
- Keisha Gibson, MD, MPH
- Nilu Goonetilleke, PhD
- Susan Martinelli, MD
- Joseph Pino, MD, FAAP, FACP
- Jana Ross, MA
- Keith Smith, MD, PhD
- Lindsay Wilson, MD, MPH