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Dossier Preparation

It is the responsibility of the Tenure-Probationary Faculty to assemble a dossier that includes documentation of accomplishments in teaching, scholarship, and service. Assembly of the dossier should begin during the first year of the faculty member's appointment since the dossier must be submitted to the School of Education Promotion, Tenure, and Reappointment (PTR) Committee during the first or second year of their appointment depending on whether the faculty member is hired on a one or two-year appointment. Clear documentation of professional development in teaching, scholarship, and service is important beginning with the first semester the faculty member is employed at the university.

Candidates for promotion, tenure, or reappointment are encouraged to include an introductory statement describing the area(s) of excellence the candidate will present and a personal statement for each of major areas of university concern (teaching, scholarship, and service.) The statement should emphasize the strengths which are being documented. It also will allow the candidate to draw attention to any unique contributions which otherwise might be overlooked.

Dossiers should be kept brief, highlighting salient features of the person's contributions. It is critical that the candidate explain the relevance of the evidence in the dossier. This could include a narrative that guides the reader through the dossier in a manner which informs the reader of the strengths and significance of the evidence. Additional documentation should be compiled in a supplementary notebook, as appropriate.