Top 10 Strategies for Preparing the Annual Tenure and Promotion Dossier

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During the dossier preparation process, we often asked ourselves and others such questions as: “How do I present this representative collection of materials related to my teaching, research, and service?”, “How can the dossier preparation process be managed efficiently this year and next year?”, and “How can I simplify this process, yet at the same time, present accurate, reflective evidence that underscores my accomplishments?”

To assist those still in the tenure-earning trenches, we offer 10 dossier strategies that helped us along the way. We believe if followed, these strategies can assist junior faculty prepare an annual tenure and promotion dossier that best demonstrates and documents competencies in teaching, research, and service.

Read more of this article, by Joy J. Burnham, Ph.D., Lisa M. Hooper, Ph.D. and Vivian H. Wright, Ph.D., at

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