Points to Consider

Faculty of Applied Health Sciences




Points to Consider

  1. The responsibility to demonstrate your achievements according to the criteria in the Collective Agreement lies with you. It is helpful to the Committee if you succinctly summarize your research, teaching and service achievements according to the criteria. Remember that, beyond your own Department and Faculty, your achievements will be interpreted by members of faculty not from your own disciplinary area so helping them understand your work as fully as possible is sound strategy.
  2. Identify if you are a lead author and your contributions to publications of multiple authorship.
  3. The Collective Agreement states, “The quality and originality of all scholarly and creative work shall be evaluated” 21.11 (b). Unless your scholarship appears in a well-known journal, you may be asked to provide information on the nature of the sources of publication—acceptance rate, standing of the journal in the discipline, rating of publisher.
  4. Articulate a clear research program using your publications and conference presentations. (e.g., conference presentations lead to publications; nature of publications indicate to some extent your personal program of research). It is helpful to identify a pattern of development in your body of work.
  5. The Committee will be looking for a substantial and solid body of work as specified by the terms of the BUFA collective agreement. That will largely be reflected through the curriculum vitae; however, professional recognition from professional associations or the University also speak to excellence and accomplishment in an area and can be important.
  6. Identify and explain any ‘gaps’ in your curriculum vitae., e.g. a two-year period without a publication. There are acceptable reasons (personal exigencies, time to establish a lab, extended time under academic review, etc.) but without some explanation on your part, Committee members may not be able to interpret such gaps accurately.
  7. If you are outside of the normal timeframe for progression (21.06 (b); 21:10 (c); explain your rationale and interpret your progression in light of the criteria in the Collective Agreement (Article 21.11).
  8. Provide a diversity of indicators with regard to teaching excellence: e.g. scholarly publications specific to teaching and learning, course curriculum development, graduate and undergraduate supervision, educational leadership, guest lecturing, professional development, etc.
  9. Assembling a clear, concise and complete portfolio takes time. Leave sufficient time to prepare your materials.
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