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
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.