Promotion and Tenure
At CTE we want to be sure that all Duquesne faculty have access to the policies and guidelines relevant to promotion and tenure. CTE staff are not involved in any way in the P&T process.
The Duquesne Faculty Handbook describes describes the official policies for promotion and tenure. Appendix A outlines the promotion and tenure processes, and Appendix B outlines the faculty peer review process.
Supporting information is included in the annually updated Faculty Resource Guide. The Guide includes information about the various student evaluations of teaching (face to face, clinical/practicum, online) and gives the actual survey items.
Each fall, CTE offers to incoming full-time faculty a luncheon with Provost Pearson and a long-standing member of the University promotion and tenure committee so they can learn more about P&T at Duquesne, and ask questions relevant to their own situations.
Each spring, CTE offers a workshop open to all on preparing for third year review and promotion and tenure. Sample successful personal statements and CVs are distributed, and the entire promotion packet for five faculty are displayed at the workshop.
Every other year, CTE offers a spring workshop on promotion to full professor.
CTE offers consulting on teaching and guidance on faculty peer review of teaching, which is an integral part of promotion and tenure.
These books are available from the Gumberg Library CTE special collection:
The teaching portfolio : a practical guide to improved performance and promotion/tenure decisions 3rd ed. (2004)
Preparing for promotion, tenure, and annual review : a faculty guide 2nd ed. (2004)
Diamond, Robert M.
Serving on promotion, tenure, and faculty review committees : a faculty guide 2nd ed. (2002)
Diamond, Robert M.
Leading academic change : essential roles for department chairs 1st ed. (2000)
Lucas, Ann F.
Changing practices in evaluating teaching : a practical guide to improved faculty performance and promotion/tenure decisions (1999)