Promotional Cohorts are designed to help associate professors focus explicitly on the goal of promotion to full professor.
A small faculty working group, typically interdisciplinary, will meet on a regular basis to benefit from mutual feedback and support in working towards this common goal with support from the IAS.
In the fall semester, the Cohort will use the semester for a series of informational meetings and discussion about topics of interest, such as CV revision, using the online dossier program, etc. In the spring semester, members of the Cohort will work on their research, teaching, and service statements. The IAS will arrange for a former college, school, or university promotion committee member to review a draft of each cohort member’s statements and provide detailed feedback.
The IAS invites associate professors to self-nominate for these promotion cohorts. We ask them to take seriously the commitment to come up for promotion in the year specified. Selected participants will commit to providing two brief status updates on their progress toward promotion preparation over the course of the year and promise to attend Cohort meetings and prepare feedback for Cohort colleagues.
Selected participants will be required to sign agreements to provide status updates on progress toward promotion preparation, attend Cohort meetings, and prepare feedback for Cohort members. Cohort members who do not uphold the terms of the agreement as described above may be asked to leave the Cohort program.