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Are electronic files required?
Michelle Fellows (she/her)
Session is being recorded and will be available later.
A 2-hour version of an earlier version of this training is available at: https://mediaspace.uaa.alaska.edu/media/Preparation+for+Faculty+Evaluation/0_0toz3g6k/76038642
I recommend you think about which criteria before you submit your file.
Can the "Marked Strength" change based on workloads from one review period to the next?
There is supposed to be a marked strength identified for the whole file, for the whole period of review
can the “marked strength” be integration across teaching, research, and service?
Good question, Travis. It's generally one of the three.
That said, Marian and John may have a different take.
Can you give me an idea of what the criteria is for a person already a full professor going up for tenure
We'll be sure they address this, @Teresa Stephenson
I’m looking at page 23 of the new FEPPs and I see language about “integration of scholarly accomplishments across these components”. I have been encouraged by a more senior/experienced faculty to consider doing this but want to make sure that is ok
There's nothing saying there can't be more than one marked strength, so I think it would be fine
Ah, Travis. I see. We'll be sure this is addressed in the Q&A.
You can find the criteria benchmark handouts here:https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/academics/faculty-services/faculty-evaluation/training-materials.cshtml
@Teresa, if you look at the benchmark handouts at the link above, you can see the overall criteria for Professors. You'll also want to see your college evaluation criteria, which you can find here: https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/academics/faculty-services/faculty-evaluation/
The criteria for tenure is performance at whatever rank at which tenure is granted (either associate professor or professor)
We have sample files that faculty have agreed to have shared with colleagues. They illustrate the tabs, etc.
Other docs that might be useful:
Flowcharts of the process https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/academics/faculty-services/faculty-evaluation/faculty-evaluation-process-dates.cshtml
History of AARs and Dean's evaluations
We will post this PowerPoint as well
Jennifer Stone (English) has offered sessions in the past on creating a file that is audience-focused and rhetorical in nature, making a strong case. There's a video available to all of you in the ePortfolio template for files.
Adding emphasis here to what John Petraitis is saying: be direct in identifying the marked strength AND in how you've addressed items that have been identified as an area for improvement.
Note re: teaching effectiveness, those of us in Faculty Development and Instructional Support (CAFE, AI&e, and CCEL) send you a letter at the end of the year that documents the workshops you've attended or any learning communities you've been in. Use this in your file!
We're also happy to have individual consultations with you to help you select a groups of workshops or a series on a given topic, pedagogy, or issue, that will help you address a particular topic more deeply.
If you will be working on your file this summer, CAFE will be coordinating a peer-led, colleague-to-colleague community around file development and support. This is the fourth summer we've offered this type of group and it makes a real difference in not feeling isolated, getting feedback, etc. Watch for registration information coming soon!
I’m looking forward to the peer-support group :)
We can offer recommendations re: Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) that can be deployed as a way of collecting student feedback beyond IDEA.
If you receive a letter of thanks for your service on a committee, save it for your ePortfolio.
Excellent to know about the memo, Marian. Thank you.
This session is being recorded. The PowerPoint will be made available
I was always told not to use co-authors or former colleagues... is that not true here?
Re: 'Marked Strength," I think it's important to ensure that you have extensive, sound evidence in the area(s) you have selected.
Thank you, Songho. Good advice.
Again, a longer version of this training is available at https://mediaspace.uaa.alaska.edu/media/Preparation+for+Faculty+Evaluation/0_0toz3g6k/76038642
I have to say that the electronic file is a big barrier
Teresa, our ePortfolio folks provide individual and group support through sessions, like the one Paul will do today.
Okay, I was trying to figure out how to get help and wasn't seeing anything
Best wishes, everyone.
Thanks John, Marian, and Shawnalee