Faculty Tenure Track Mentoring Session

Presented by Jim Escalante

SoE Recently Tenured Faculty Talks

  • Craig Albers, Educational Psychology
    Title: "Enhancing Prevention and Early Intervention Services to ELL Students."
    December 13, 12-1 p.m., Room 159, Education Building
  • Dane Cook, Kinesiology
    Title: "Pain, Fatigue & Tenure... Related?
    November 30, 12-1 p.m., 2055 Gym, Natatorium
  • Amy Bellmore, Educational Psychology
    Title "The Social Contexts of Bullying."
    November 28, 12-1 p.m., Room 159, Education Building
  • Dawnene Hassett, Curriculum and Instruction
    Title "Language in Our Path: Semiology and Children's Texts"
    October 29, 12-1 p.m., Room 220, Teacher Education Building
  • Nancy Kendall, Educational Policy Studies
    titled “The Feminization of Schooling in Africa: Global Labor Markets, Social Norms, and Reproductive Realities"
    October 25, 12-1:30 p.m., Room 159, Education Building


Advice I Have Heard

  • Design a filing systems for record keeping. We are making the transition from paper dossiers to digital. It is a good idea to start scanning or capturing most of you documentation is digital form. Needles to say, a back up strategy is essential.
  • Start sooner than later. Especially with simple items, like course history and names of your Master and PhD candidates. It is best to up date this at the end of each semester. If possible, keep a record of where your graduate students go.
  • Each December or January your department will ask you to assemble a Professional Activities Report (PAR) - When you turn it in, it is a is a good time to check all of your materials. Taking time to prepare a complete PAR will save you time once you start to assemble the tenure dossier.
  • Review your research statement as you submit grants or proposal.
  • Early on, draft a statement about your goal for teaching. The first draft is simply a first draft. Edit it as you progress or as you refine your teaching philosophy.
  • Family Leave - Ask questions sooner than later. Contact me if you have concerns.
  • Be professional and follow through on promises.
  • Formal and informal mentoring.
  • Strategies to overcome anxiety.

Things That May Need Attention

  • Your research start up is not fully in place. (Lab, equipment, software, or community connection, etc)
  • Your department duties are shifting away from your appointment letter.
  • Your research interest is shifting away from your appointment letter.
  • Department is not visiting your classroom or reviewing your teaching.
  • Confusing or conflicting advice from department.
  • Family and medical leave.
  • Divisional affiliation

Dossier Samples

Copies of good dossiers are available in your department office and at the Office of the Secretary of the Faculty. Feel free to contact Andrea Poehling to schedule time to view samples in her office.
Andrea Poehling
134 Bascom Hall
(608) 262-2143

Other UW-Madison Resources

  • Balancing Family and Work Brochure
  • New Faculty Workshop
  • The Tenure Process at UW-Madison by Steve Stern
  • Please plan to attend with members of your faculty division:
    • Arts and Humanities
      Thursday, January 17, 2-4 p.m.,
      Class of 1924 Reception Room, Memorial Union/TITU (800 Langdon Street)
    • Biological Sciences
      Wednesday, January 16, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.,
      Class of 1924 Reception Room, Memorial Union/TITU(800 Langdon Street)
    • Social Studies
      Thursday, January 17, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.,
      Class of 1924 Reception Room, Memorial Union/TITU (800 Langdon Street)