Promotion Guidelines

May 2011

A conversation between the Chair and the Dean of Faculty is encouraged early in the process of bringing an associate professor forward for promotion to full professor.

Deadline for receipt of material in the Office of the Dean of Faculty:  January 27, 2012

The following material must be provided by the department:

1.  Departmental Recommendation Summary

2.  Curriculum Vitae – Use form and order as follows:

  • Department
  • Name of Candidate
  • Education:  Degrees, Date Received, Institution
  • Teaching Experience (most recent first):  Mount Holyoke College, Other Institutions
  • Compositions, Performances, Publications, Works of Art (most recent first, with full citations)
  • Lectures and Papers Delivered
  • Professional Organizations and Activities
  • Other Relevant Experience

3.   Copies of all Activities and Service Summaries filed by the candidate since tenure, in chronological order (earliest first).

4.  Record(s) of Associate Professor Conversation(s)

5.  Department Recommendation

6.  Letters are encouraged from departments or programs with which the candidate is affiliated, formally or informally, whether or not required by legislation.

7.  Letters from Evaluators outside of Mount Holyoke. 
It is the wish of the Trustee Committee on Education that at least some of these come from persons not suggested by the candidate.  The department must indicate whether or not an evaluator is acquainted with the person being reviewed, and whether the evaluator was proposed by the candidate or the department.  Please identify the outside evaluator by giving biographical information and the reason for his or her selection, and include a sample of the letter from the department chair requesting the outside evaluation.  For additional guidance please refer to “Advice About Selecting and Using External Evaluations” included in this mailing.

8.  All other Supporting Documents considered by the department, including publications, audio- and video tapes or disks, slides of works of art, etc.  Syllabi are very helpful.

9. SUGGESTED:  A Statement from the Candidate discussing (1) scholarly/professional plans for the next five years in relationship to past scholarly/professional activities, and (2) ideas about future and past contributions to the curriculum, and to other aspects of the life of the department and of the College.

For all personnel recommendations to be reviewed by the Advisory Committee, we request that eight copied sets (three-hole punched) of material plus the original be submitted to our office. Please note that copies should be submitted of supporting material such as articles and books as well. If you have difficulty in supplying any of this information, please contact Amy Berube, ext. 2858, for assistance.