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.  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.  Virtual sessions will be held synchronously from 10 -11:30 a.m. on the following dates:

2020 Dates

Session 1                       May 22                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 June 5 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 19 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 July 10 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 24 Topic: Surviving the process; professional behaviors and language, interpersonal reactions and how to handle appeals; self-care; debrief and end of prep camp celebration.


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