Career Programs

Promotion and Tenure Workshops

Promotion and Tenure (P&T) workshops are offered through the Teaching Academy each year in the fall and spring (tenure and promotion to associate professor in the fall; college-track or promotion to full professor in the spring). In these workshops, participants hear remarks from the Provost about the P&T process at NMSU followed by a working session in which participants view sample successful portfolios from their colleges and speak to their college deans and/or P&T committee reps about P&T requirements and strategies.

What participants say about the Promotion & Tenure Workshops

Faculty need to attend this workshop. It is a MUST DO.

Good information. It was well worth the time – very helpful.

Attend. I was not sure about going up for promotion to full. Now I will.

Promotion and Tenure Portfolio Workshops

The centerpiece of a P&T portfolio is an executive summary that explains why you do what you do as a faculty member and how well you do it. In this workshop, you’ll get guidance from your writing group, which will include a mentor who is a dean or associate dean or has been a member of your College P&T committee. Participants from all colleges including the library and all four community colleges are welcome, as are college-track faculty, tenure-track faculty, and faculty going up for full professor. Clear your week for this hands-on immersion workshop.

What participants say about the Promotion and Tenure Portfolio Workshops

You should not go up for promotion or tenure without it. Take it twice—one year early and the year of your promotion or tenure.

I came here Monday completely lost. My mentor helped immensely. She read all my chaotic notes and helped me form a coherent document which I am truly proud of.

You will get more accomplished in 4 days than you would in a month of working on your own.

New Faculty Orientation

Participants in the annual New Faculty Orientation hear from the Office of Research, the Teaching Academy, and the Office of the Provost. Participants engage in a resource fair featuring about 20 support offices on campus, including the Library and Benefits. The day concludes with the deputy provost addressing annual performance evaluations and the provost sharing what he wished he had known when he was a new faculty member, much of which is about promotion and tenure.