Full time, part time, and voluntary faculty are eligible for promotion as recommended by their department consistent with Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Faculty Bylaws under Part VII: Promotion and Tenure. All standards and expectations for promotion can be found in the College of Medicine APT Manual.
In order to be prepared for promotion, faculty are encouraged to keep their curriculum vitae up-to-date in order to document their scholarly productivity, educational activities and professional development. All of this can be recorded on Panther180, FIU's central reporting system for activity and achievements.
The College of Medicine's non-tenure-track faculty make valuable contributions to our mission, as well as the university's mission. Their talents and professional accomplishments complement those complement those of our tenure-track faculty.
By offering a promotion track for non-tenure-track faculty, we aim to build a stronger university and stronger college through the recognition of our faculty's outstanding teaching records and their contributions to FIU's scholarly community.
Please note that College of Medicine 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 Agreements.
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 College of Medicine 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.
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.
Educator Scholar Track
We encourage faculty on the Educator Scholar track to read the American Association of Medical Colleges' 2007 monograph "Advancing Educators and Education," which provides a comprehensive outline and description of the elements of promotions based on work in education.
Our Educator Scholar track was designed based on the framework provided by the document above. Although non-tenure-track promotion does NOT require a formal educator portfolio, the examples in the monograph include information that would be appropriate to include in the Evidence section of your Educator Scholar Track promotions file.
Tenure and promotion contributes to the resilience of the university through the recognition of exceptional faculty members.
According to the Florida International University Tenure and Promotion Manual, the faculty and administration of FIU—in compliance with the requirements of the Board of Governors of the State University System of Florida and the FIU Board of Trustees—endorse the guidelines for faculty tenure and promotion.
In the event of a conflict between the policies in the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Faculty Bylaws and the Florida International University Board of Trustees and the United Faculty of Florida Collective Bargaining Agreement, the Florida International University Board of Trustees and the United Faculty of Florida Collective Bargaining Agreement shall control.
College of Medicine faculty members are designated as out-of-unit employees. The collective bargaining agreement applies to in-unit faculty, but tenure and promotion policies and procedures are consistent for all faculty.
Departmental criteria for tenure and promotion may be obtained from the respective department chair.
Tenure-track faculty should refer to the FIU Provost’s Faculty Resources website for instructions, forms, timeframes relevant to Third Year Review and Tenure and Promotion.