Timeline: Teaching Profesor Promotion (to Teaching Associate Professor & Principal Instructor/Teaching Professor) updated June 2023
After three years of continuous appointment at the rank of senior instructor/associate teaching professor, associate teaching professors may elect to be considered for the title of Principal Instructor. For faculty members with a 50% or greater appointment, the promotion to Principal Instructor results in the individual being granted the working title of Teaching Professor.
This is a standardized timeline, and therefore may not account for holidays and weekends. Please let the chair and business manager know if you will need any additional time because of a holiday or because a deadline falls on the weekend. We are working toward a hard deadline, and need to adhere to this timeline as strictly as possible.
See expedited timeline for information on expedited reviews for teaching professors.
April 2016 Teaching Professor promotion document includes criteria and examples of possible materials to include in the teaching portfolio as "measures of exemplary performance."
February 15: candidate should notify chair (cc department business manager) of their intent to be promoted.
February: Department chair appoints PUEC committee (three faculty members).
March 1: candidate should submit to the PUEC (cc Karen) their list of three to four colleagues (from inside or outside the unit or campus) who would be able to write a letter supporting the candidate’s nomination. Colleagues should have had a chance to see the candidate teach and have looked over their teaching materials. List should exclude dept chair, PUEC, and anyone who would have a conflict of interest (graduate advisor, someone you have co-written publications with, etc.). Faculty being considered for promotion to Teaching Professor/Principal Instructor should submit 4-5 names, with at least one name being outside the unit.
March 1: Candidate should submit to the PUEC a draft pdf of the materials they would like sent to their evaluators (syllabi, Canvas materials, workbooks, study guides, etc.).
March 15: PUEC chair submits feedback on teaching materials (syllabi, Canvas materials, workbooks, study guides, etc.) to candidate.
Mid-March: Letters of support are requested from evaluators (using template). Teaching materials should then be distributed to evaluators.
March 20: candidate should submit to PUEC chair (cc business manager) a final pdf version of materials for evaluators (syllabi, Canvas materials, workbooks, study guides, etc.).
Mar/Apr: peer observation letters + classroom interviews, if needed. Should include at least two peer observation letters and one classroom interview from prior four years in reappointment dossier.
Aug: PUEC chair emails committee PUEC letter assignments. PUEC committee members should submit a draft of their portion of the PUEC letter to the PUEC chair 1-3 days before the September PUEC meeting/vote.
August 15: Draft of candidate materials due to PUEC chair: cv, teaching statement, service statement and optional teaching materials. Additional teaching materials (syllabi, additional course assignments and materials, etc), should be submitted as one pdf. (PUEC chair: see Guidance for PUEC).
August 25: PUEC chair submits feedback to candidate on materials.
August 30: Candidate submits final version of candidate materials to business manager: cv, teaching statement, service statement and optional teaching materials. Additional teaching materials (syllabi, additional course assignments and materials, etc), should be submitted as one pdf.
August 30: Letters of support due
September: candidate should be given access to dossier (excluding confidential materials such as external and student letters).
mid-Sept: PUEC committee members should submit a draft of their portion of the PUEC letter to the PUEC chair 1-3 days before the September PUEC meeting/vote.
mid-late Sept: PUEC committee meets and votes on case. PEUC committee members should submit a final draft of their portion of the PUEC letter to the PUEC chair 2-5 days after this meeting.
October 4: PUEC chair sends draft of PUEC statement to department chair for review (chair should have at least one week to review). PUEC letter should include PUEC vote for teaching, service, and reappointment.
October 11: PUEC chair sends draft of PUEC statement to candidate to review for accuracy (candidate should have 3 business days to review).
October 15: Final version of PUEC statement due to department business manager.
October 16-23: Faculty review dossier and vote on case (vote is done by Qualtrics ballot, only faculty equal or higher in rank vote, PUEC members do not vote).
October 25: Draft of Chair’s letter due to candidate to review for accuracy (candidate should have two days to review).
October 30: Chair’s letter due to business manager. Chair’s letter should mention a vote that includes the voting faculty and PUEC (e.g. "The department met on 12 September 2015 and voted 7-0-0; this tally includes the votes of the PUEC.") Letter should also include votes on teaching and service. Chair’s letter should be addressed to the Dean of Division and should include desired reappointment option (A, B, or C).
November 1: Electronic dossier due to A&S (business manager sends). Before classroom interviews, include a cover sheet with the following: “Faculty member observing class met with students at end of class, after teaching faculty member had been excused. All students were asked to fill out classroom interview form, and all returned forms are included in dossier."