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Tenure & promotion workshops

FAUW presents an annual series of workshops to help you through key transitions in your academic career.

We encourage you to attend, regardless where you are on your career track…it’s never too early or too late!  

You can download the 2017 workshop materials below.

For tenure-track faculty

The probationary contract period and applying for tenure can be intimidating. 

These three workshops provide critical information on how to succeed and to ensure you know where and how to get your questions answered. They also clarify the expectations of your peers and of University policy during this process.

Workshop slides

A workshop for definite term lecturers is in the works.

Also check out the "Documenting Your Teaching for Tenure & Promotion" workshop presented by the Centre for Teaching Excellence. 

For tenured/continuing faculty

Applying for promotion to full professor

This workshop will walk you through the promotion process step by step and provide explanations of formal policy as well as practical tips to help you succeed. 

Workshop slides

Pilot: Making the Most of your Mid-career Years

In September 2017, we piloted a workshop for recently tenured/continuing faculty, to help with planning the next stages of your career. Workshop materials are available on Google Drive from all of the presenters, plus some background reading. (The "Strategic Doing" worksheet was used in the breakout session for continuing lecturers but is broadly applicable.)

We also have a blog post with eight key lessons our presenters shared during the workshop.

Also see articles by Kerry Ann Rockquemore on Inside Higher Ed from August and September 2017, and the Coping with Midcareer Malaise series on The Chronicle – access the site via the library for premium articles.