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3rd Annual Research-Intensive Junior Faculty Retreat to be Held Friday June 2, 2017 in Krugman Hall

By Arthur Gutierrez-Hartmann
This year’s Junior Faculty Retreat will focus on key aspects of departmental and university-wide promotions and tenure issues. It will also include mock promotions review forums at the event’s conclusion. The decision to focus on this area was in response to the Climate Survey and consistent feedback received from previous retreats.
Workshop 1: Promotions and Tenure Issues (8:00 AM-9:30 AM)

Junior faculty will gain a better understanding of the relationship to and process of departmental and SOM promotions committees, including the recurring issues that become major impediments to promotion.

Workshop 2: Case Reviews (9:30 AM-10:30 AM)

Junior faculty will receive brief vignettes that will help underscore frequently asked promotions questions, such as: What constitutes “research excellence?” What constitutes sufficient “teaching” for PhDs in a clinical department? When does the promotions/tenure clock start? Can faculty temporarily stop the promotions clock for medical, personal or career issues?

Workshop 3: Mock Promotions Committee Review (11:00 AM-12:00 PM)

The mock promotions committee exercise will help junior faculty better understand and better prepare for the promotions process.


Lunch will be provided, and faculty members will have an opportunity to ask further questions.​