Preparing Your Tenure File

Ruth D. Peterson, The Ohio State University

ABSTRACT
An important part of the tenure process involves developing a dossier describing your teaching, service, research, or other credentials. A positive aspect of assembling your tenure file is that it affords you an opportunity to discuss your accomplishments in a manner that signals their importance and explains how they contribute to the field, department, or university. However, doing so is time-consuming and must be accomplished with the recognition that the dossier is a central component of the evaluation process. This part of the tenure workshop will address the role and importance of the tenure file, its general content, and steps to take along the way to facilitate developing a strong dossier.

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Updated 05/20/2006