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Faculty Toolkit for Professional Development and Advancement

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Transparency and access to information are fundamental to inclusive and equitable workplace environments. Faculty members need and want information that clarifies job expectations, especially as they are related to advancement and annual reviews. The more transparent and accessible the information, the more comfortable and certain faculty are as they make decisions about the value of their contributions and how best to balance commitments to teaching, service, and research activities.

The Faculty Toolkit, once complete, will offer faculty a regular electronic communique and access to a collection of documents generously submitted by colleagues as examples of model  curriculum vitas; promotion and tenure dossiers, including faculty-written teaching, research, and service letters; grant and fellowship proposal writing as well as other informative materials. The content of the Toolkit will be made available to Penn State faculty members, only.

The expected date of availability of this resource is Fall 2020.  At this time we ask the faculty community to contribute to the Toolkit by submitting one or more of the materials listed below for inclusion in this resource.  Please send submissions to  .  A confirmation response will follow each submission and identifying information that appears on submitted documents will be removed upon request.  

Please Contribute the Following Materials:

Curriculum vita

Annual review statements (teaching, research, service)

Tenure and promotion statements (teaching, research, service)

Promotion to full professor statements (teaching, research, service)

Request for courtesy/affiliated faculty status

Course Syllabi

Book proposal

Academic/Trade Press Marketing Survey


Grant proposals (successful/unsuccessful)

Other proposals for Fulbright, Fellowships, etc. (successful/unsuccessful)