Tenure Portfolio Prep Camp

Tenure-track faculty (year 2 to final tenure) at all ranks are invited to join the tenure portfolio prep camp offered by the Office of Faculty Development during summer I and summer II.   In anticipation of the October 15, 2019 deadline, faculty will work both individually and collaboratively, in small and large groups, to prepare materials for submission.   Topics covered will include (but are not limited to):

  • CV review/update
  • Personal narrative writing, review and editing
  • Addressing conditions from previous reviews
  • Organizing materials for submission
  • Review of/understanding the tenure process
  • Understanding expectations from colleagues and administrators

 Below you will find a schedule of topics per session.  Sessions will be held on Friday mornings from 10 am – 12 noon in Room 2033 UCC on the following dates:

2019 Dates

Session 1                         

 May 17                     Topic: How the tenure process works.  How will you reviewed and by whom. Bring your current WMU-AAUP Agreement, your current Department Policy Statement, and your current letter of appointment.  Tenure portfolios help tell readers who you are, how you fit in and help the department and WMU.  Our guest will be Provost Bott. 

Session 2

 May 31  Topic: CV prep for traditionally ranked faculty and faculty specialists.  We will provide recent examples from all colleges.  Discussion then work session.

Session 3

June 14  Topic: Narrative prep for traditionally ranked faculty and faculty specialists.  Discussion of models for material organization and presentations to department promotion and tenure committees.  Creating the abbreviated file.  Addressing conditions. Discussion then work session.

Session 4

June 28 Topic: Panel discussion of views from senior faculty and/or recently tenured faculty from all colleges. This is for both traditionally ranked faculty and faculty specialists.

Session 5

July 26 Topic: Surviving the process; professional behaviors and language, interpersonal reactions and how to handle appeals; self-care; debrief and end of prep camp celebration.


Registration is required: https://wapps.wmich.edu/workshops/

Please, register here.