Faculty of Applied Health Sciences
1. Know the year you must apply for Promotion and Tenure, and plan accordingly well in advance. Recognize that Article 21.11 (b) iii allows “the judgments of scholars through letters of reference” to be included in your materials, and this takes planning in advance.
2. Consult with the Office of the Dean early in the Fall to establish specific timelines. Recognize that your Department will establish timelines for your materials to be reviewed in advance of the deadline that they are to be submitted to the Dean’s Office.
3. Assemble your materials. Consider consultation with your Departmental Promotion and Tenure mentor and the Faculty Promotion and Tenure mentor (see below). Both the Department’s perspective and the University’s perspective are important, and will help you to identify any gaps or areas for restructuring, refinement, or clarification.
4. Consult with the Chair of your Department. Note Article 21.13 (e) states “The dossier shall be checked for accuracy and completeness by both the candidate and the Chair and his/her designate, and made available to the Department.” Ensure that you meet with your Chair for this final review before your materials go forward for review.