FAUW presents an annual series of workshops to help you through key transitions in your academic career.
We encourage you to attend, regardless of where you are on your career track—it’s never too early or too late!
You can download the workshop slides 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.
- Faculty recently hired to their first probationary term (PDF)
- Faculty applying for contract renewal (PDF)
- Faculty applying for tenure (PDF)
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
In September 2017, we piloted a workshop for recently tenured/continuing faculty, to help with planning the next stages of your career.
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.
2017 workshop materials
- Workshop materials are available on Google Drive, along with some background reading. Note: The "Strategic Doing" worksheet was used in the breakout session for continuing lecturers but is broadly applicable.
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.