Non-tenure-track faculty make valuable contributions to the missions of FIU and Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM), and their talents and professional accomplishments complement those of tenure-track faculty. Offering a promotion track for non-tenure-track faculty aims to build a stronger university by recognizing the outstanding teaching records of these faculty and their contributions to FIU.
Because HWCOM faculty members are designated as out-of-unit employees by the Florida International University Board of Trustees and the United Faculty of Florida Collective Bargaining Agreement, guidelines for promotion are found in the HWCOM APT Manual.
We have two presentations that outline the key information that faculty need.
This presentation demonstrates what faculty should do to position themselves for promotion: CV maintenance, knowing rank and track, the annual review process, identification of information and resources, and more.
Click here to view Promotions 101 PowerPoint presentation.
This presentation is for faculty planning to go up for promotion within the next year. It reviews the timeline, the candidate’s responsibilities, and details the contents of the promotions file.
Click here to view the Promotions 201 PowerPoint presentation.
For those faculty on the Educator Scholar track consider reviewing the AAMC Monograph "Advancing Educators and Education: Defining the Components and Evidence of Educational Scholarship" This 2007 document provides a comprehensive outline and description of the elements of promotion based on work in education. The FIU HWCOM Educator Scholar track was designed based on the framework offered here. The monograph also includes examples of educator portfolios. While NTT promotion on the Educator Scholar track here at HWCOM does NOT require a formal educator portfolio, the examples here include information that is very appropriate in the Evidence section of an Educator Scholar Track promotions file.