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COVID-19 Extension of the Probationary Tenure Period Expand answer

Dr. John Boehmer, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Penn State College of Medicine, held a question-and-answer session April 16, 2020, regarding the extension of the probationary tenure period due to COVID-19.

Activity Insight Expand answer

Activity Insight is an online software tool designed to help faculty members collect, organize and display their data for the purposes of annual reviews, promotion and tenure, CVs and more. It is used throughout Penn State as the standard for promotion and tenure activity and became available at the College of Medicine in November 2019.

All faculty members should find this application useful for annual AC-40 reviews and five-year extended reviews. Within the next two years, Activity Insight will also become the preferred method of creating a dossier for promotion and tenure purposes.

See how to use Activity Insight at Penn State

Tenure-Track Faculty Expand answer

Promotion and tenure policy and procedures for tenure-track (standing) faculty members in the College of Medicine may be found in the Promotion and Tenure Statement of the Dean of the College of Medicine and in Penn State University Policy AC-23.

In addition, each Department in the College of Medicine has a Promotion and Tenure policy that is aligned with that of the College and University.

Documents and Resources for Tenure-Track Faculty

Fixed-Term Faculty Expand answer

Promotion policy and procedures for fixed-term faculty members in the College of Medicine may be found in the Promotion and Tenure Statement of the Dean of the College of Medicine. These policies are aligned with Penn State University AC-23.

In addition, each Department in the College of Medicine has a promotion policy that is aligned with that of the College and University.

Fixed-term faculty members are reviewed using the same review procedures as those for tenure-track faculty members. However, there is no University-level review.

Documents and Resources for Fixed-Term Faculty