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Faculty Promotion - Strategies for Presenting a Strong Case: A Discussion w/the Provost & Senior Leaders


Friday, April 6, 2018
2:00pm - 4:00pm


LOW - Max Lowenthal Hall (12),

Event Contact

Anne Canale


Jeremy Haefner
Anne Haake
Doreen Edwards
Twyla Cummings
Sophia Maggelakis
Danielle Smith

This event has already occurred and, therefore, can no longer be registered for.

Intended Audience:  All full-time faculty who want to submit a strong package for promotion OR are planning to do so in the near future.  Tenured faculty seeking promotion to full professor and non-tenure track faculty seeking promotion to Senior or Principal Lecturer are invited to attend. 

Panelists for this session include Jeremy Haefner, Provost; Doreen Edwards, Dean of KGCOE; Anne Haake, Dean of GCCIS; Sophia Maggelakis, Dean of COS; Twyla Cummings, Dean of Graduate Education; and Danielle Smith, Professor of Sociology & Honors Program Director.

Questions provided to the panelists prior to the previously held event:

  • Can you give an example of a strategy someone used in making their case for promotion that you thought was particularly successful?
  • Can you share what you think are common mistakes that candidates make in preparing their package?
  • If your time since last promotion has involved both mostly-administrative time and teaching/research time – do you have suggestions on packaging our narrative to address needs of promotion guidelines?
  • Are there ever quotas or limits placed on the number of faculty who can be promoted in any given year?

Past participant feedback from this event included the statement: “This was a great panel, very helpful”.  More than 90% of survey respondents strongly agreed that attending this session was a valuable use of their time, that the panelists were knowledgeable about the topic, and that the session was relevant to the recruitment, retention and advancement of a diverse faculty.  All agreed that attending the session helped with identifying strategies for making a compelling case for promotion.  

-Light Refreshments will be provided.

-Interpreters provided upon request and subject to availability. Please make your request today at

-Registration preferred, but walk-ins are welcome.


This panel discussion is the first of three workshops that will be offered as part of the P3 Group program.  Any interested faculty member can attend any of the three workshops, participation in a P3 Group is not required.  AdvanceRIT, Council for the Representation & Engagement of Women Faculty (CREW), and Faculty Career Development facilitate the formation of peer support groups for faculty submitting their packages for promotion to full Professor and Senior or Principal Lecturer. These teams are referred to as Promotion Package Prep or “P3” (P cubed) groups.  

 What is a P3 Group?

This effort began in 2016 when a group consisting of seven women faculty from five different colleges began meeting together and working towards assembling effective promotion materials.  Out of this group, six faculty submitted their proposal packages and all were promoted to full Professor.  Based on the positive feedback from participants from the first year, we broadened the effort and now coordinate the formation of P3 Groups for ALL interested tenured faculty seeking promotion to full Professor and for Lecturers seeking promotion to Senior or Principal Lecturer.   Visit the Promotion Package Prep P3 website for more details on this program. 

Please contact with questions. 


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1209115. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.