Tools for Dossier Success demystifies the dossier process from start to finish. Written for faculty members at different points in their academic trajectory, this is a practical, step-by-step guide to planning, creating, and polishing the best possible representation of accumulated evidence and accomplishments in teaching, research, and service. The "how to" information offered here is essential for those seeking tenure or promotion from associate professor to professor, senior faculty serving as mentors, and graduate students planning an entrance into academia.
Key features include:
- Relevant and useful information for faculty in diverse disciplines and settings
- A comprehensive six-step model to ensure the best representation of one’s work
- Tips and suggestions to help avoid common pitfalls
- Best practice examples from successful tenured faculty
- Steps for seeking out assistance from other faculty, mentors, and peers
- A balanced review of the "ups and downs" of the tenure process
Table of Contents
1. Defining and Deciphering Dossier Guidelines
2. Preparing Your First Dossier
3. Putting it All Together: The Three Pillars of the Dossier
4. Reviewing Letters: Lessons Learned and Preparing for the Next Dossier
5. Getting the Most from Your Professional Relationships: Mentoring, Peer Review, and Consulting
6. Preparing for the Final Dossier and Choosing Potential External Reviewers
7. Waiting it Out: Being a Scholar of the Process
8. Reflecting: Life Before and After Promotion and Tenure
Joy J. Burnham is an Associate Professor of Counselor Education in the College of Education at The University of Alabama.
Lisa M. Hooper is an Assistant Professor of Counselor Education in the College of Education at The University of Alabama.
Vivian H. Wright is an Associate Professor of Instructional Technology in the College of Education at The University of Alabama.