Promotion and Tenure Boot Camp

Tenure-track faculty (year 2 to final tenure) at all ranks are invited to join the tenure prep boot camp offered by the Office of Faculty Development during summer I and summer II.   In anticipation of the October 15, 2018 deadline, 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.  Sessions will be held on Friday mornings from 10 am – 12 noon in Room 2033 UCC on the following dates:

2018 Dates

Session 1

 June 1 Topic: How the tenure process works.  How you will be reviewed and by whom.   Bring your current WMU –AAUP Agreement, your current Department Policy Statement, and your current letter of appointment 

Session 2

 June 15  Topic:  CV prep for traditionally ranked faculty 

Session 3

June 29  Topic: Narrative prep for faculty specialists, including addressing conditions from previous reviews

Session 4

July 13 Topic: CV prep for faculty specialists 

Session 5

 July 27 Topic: Narrative prep for traditionally ranked faculty, including addressing conditions from previous reviews 

 Session 6

August 3 Topic: Organizing supporting materials; creating the abbreviated file 

Session 7

August 10 Topic: Surviving the process; how to handle appeals; self-care; debrief and end of camp celebration


Registration is required:

Please, register here.