Center for Faculty Innovation

Prep Your Promotion (Online Institute)

Tue, 30 May 2023 10:00 AM - Fri, 2 Jun 2023 4:00 PM

A one-week institute to make plans for promotion and create preliminary dossier drafts.

This program is for faculty who are on the way to their next promotion and can use community to draft a preliminary (or final?) packet and make plans for the remaining years or months until promotion. This includes faculty coming up for mid-tenure review in 2023-24, faculty who have been tenured for 2-3 years and are wondering what they have to do to be ready for full professor in another 2-3 years, or faculty who have been in renewable-term appointments for a few years and will be eligible for promotion soon.

If you belong to one of those groups, join this community of colleagues for an intensive week-long institute (online, with the possibility of meeting in person as well) to create a preliminary draft of your promotion dossier and identify areas for further activity until promotion.

Participants will outline specific activities that will enhance the skills needed to succeed in their current role, prioritize resources and time spent on activities that are important and beneficial for their development and performance, document goals and developmental needs that support them in reaching their career goals, decide on materials to include in their dossier, write draft narratives, review each other’s work, determine questions to ask of their academic unit heads and PACs and get ahead of the dossier curve.

Program Dates / Times:

May 30 - June 2

10:00AM - 4:00PM

Location: Online

(The Zoom link is provided upon registration confirmation and with a reminder email 24 hours prior to the event.)



Our programs are intended for JMU faculty or staff only! If you are a student or administrator and would like to attend please email with your request.

If this is your first time visiting the registration page this semester, be sure to complete your profile information (including updating your college/division and department) for our records and clear your browser cache/cookies! You should also add comments about your dietary needs at the bottom of the profile form. This information is collected and stored with your online account for all future programs you may attend.


 Registration Deadline: May 25th @ 12pm

CFI programs will be canceled automatically if JMU is closed for inclement weather.

We want this program to be welcoming, accessible, and inclusive for all of our participants. Please describe any considerations or accommodations (e.g., dietary, disability, wellness, cultural, etc.) you want us to know about in your account profile. You may also reach out to us at or (540) 568-4846.

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