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Promotion and Tenure


At CTE we want to be sure that all Duquesne faculty have access to the policies and guidelines relevant to promotion and tenure. CTE staff are not involved in any way in the P&T process.


The Duquesne Faculty Handbook describes  describes the official policies for promotion and tenure. Appendix A outlines the promotion and tenure processes, and Appendix B outlines the faculty peer review process.

CTE Events

Each spring, CTE offers a workshop open to all on preparing for third year review and promotion and tenure. Sample successful personal statements and CVs are distributed. Brief presentations will be followed by time for questions and answers. Sample personal statements and vitae will be distributed. This session is designed primarily for those who will be applying for third-year review, or promotion and tenure in the future. It is equally useful for department chairs and faculty who mentor faculty and vote on promotion decisions.

The Spring 2015 session was recorded. Click here to watch (requires a multipass) and to download the powerpoint presentation from the session. 

CTE Resources

CTE offers consulting on teaching and guidance on faculty peer review of teaching, which is an integral part of promotion and tenure.

These books are available from the Gumberg Library CTE special collection:

The teaching portfolio : a practical guide to improved performance and promotion/tenure decisions 3rd ed. (2004)
Seldin, Peter

Preparing for promotion, tenure, and annual review : a faculty guide 2nd ed. (2004)
Diamond, Robert M.

Serving on promotion, tenure, and faculty review committees : a faculty guide 2nd ed. (2002)
Diamond, Robert M.

Leading academic change : essential roles for department chairs 1st ed. (2000)
Lucas, Ann F.

Changing practices in evaluating teaching : a practical guide to improved faculty performance and promotion/tenure decisions (1999)
Seldin, Peter