Preparing for Promotion, Tenure, and Annual Review: A Faculty Guide

Preparing for Promotion, Tenure, and Annual Review: A Faculty Guide

by Robert M. Diamond


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This guide to helping faculty prepare for professional review, whether an annual event or at a key moment in their career, will help make this often stressful and confusing experience less challenging and provide faculty a sense of mastery over the process. It shows faculty how to plan ahead by learning the rules, getting organized, developing a line of research, collecting baseline data, and fostering interpersonal relationships. It then gives practical advice and examples on documenting one’s work in all areas of teaching and scholarship.

The second edition of this best-selling book features some new materials designed to help faculty prepare for a major professional review, including post-tenure reviews. New areas covered are how to

  • Document teaching with technology,
  • Manage changing guidelines and policies
  • Use annual review materials as the foundation for a professional portfolio

In addition to updating references and resources, the author has expanded sections on scholarship, teaching and advising, how to best document faculty role and impact as part of a team, and on assessing collegiality.

Appropriate for faculty at large universities and small colleges, public or private institutions, and unionized campuses, this book enumerates important questions to be asked and the issues that should be considered as faculty approach the review process. Concrete resources, examples, references, and a faculty checklist make this a practical tool for any instructor facing a professional evaluation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781882982721
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/28/2004
Series: JB - Anker Series , #78
Edition description: REV
Pages: 88
Product dimensions: 6.04(w) x 9.13(h) x 0.19(d)

About the Author

ROBERT M. DIAMOND is research professor of education at Syracuse University and president of the National Academy for Academic Leadership. He was formerly assistant vice chancellor, director to the Center for Instructional Development, and professor of instructional design, development and evaluation, and higher education at Syracuse University, where he directed the National Project on Institutional Priorities and Faculty Reward funded by Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of teaching, the Fund Improvement of Post–secondary Education, and Lilly Endowment, and the Pew Charitable Trusts. He coauthored the 1987 National Study of Teaching Assistants, the 1992, 1994, and 1996 national Studies on the Perceived balance Between research and Undergraduate Teaching, and was responsible for the design and implementation of Syracuse University's award-winning high school/college transition program, Project Advance. He also co-directed the Syracuse University Focus on Teaching Project. Dr. Diamond has published extensively and is a consultant to colleges and universities throughout the world. His publications include Aligning Faculty Reward with Institutional Mission: Statements, Policies and Guidelines (1999), Serving on Promotion, tenure, and faculty Review Committees: A faculty Guide (2002), and Designing & Assessing Courses & Curricula: A Practical Guide (1997). He is editor of Field Guide to Academic Leadership (2002) and co-editor of the two-volume The Disciplines Speak (1995 & 2000).

Table of Contents

About the Author.




Part I: Process.

1. Planning Ahead.

2. Documenting Your Work.

Part II: Resources.

1. Assessing Collegiality: A Faculty Survey.

2. Documenting Effectiveness and Impact as a Member of a Team.

3. Mini-Quest: Questionnaire for Evaluating an Instructional Unit.

4. Documenting an Instructional Innovation or Use of Technology: Guidelines for Faculty.

5. Student Ratings of Faculty: Special Instructions Settings.

6. Evaluating an Advisor: Slelected Items From the ACT Survey of Academic Advising.

7. Documenting and Assessing the Work of Faculty.

8. The Teaching Portfolio: Narrative Guidelines of Faculty.

9. Evaluating Teaching: Selected Additional References.

10. Preparing for Promotion, Tenure, and Annual Review: A Faculty Checklist.


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"The most practical, helpful guide for promotion and tenure that I have seen."
Nora K. Bell, President, Wesleyan College

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