It seems like just yesterday that I was introducing myself and this blog. And today I am packing up and excited for the next new opportunity. One thing is for sure, there’s never a shortage of opportunities and challenges to make a four-year administrative appointment seemingly go by fast.
It is that wonderful time of year when we recognize colleagues for the successful application for promotion in rank. What is that all about? Put simply, our A&P and faculty program professionals continually engage in a variety of functions (think programming, engagement, teaching, scholarship, service, etc). When deemed ready, they share their accomplishments across these various dimensions which are reviewed by peers and weighed against the expectations of their rank and position description.
Most recently these pages have focused on telling your story. First was a focus on the 3-page narrative for A&P educator promotion.
Last time we ran through the dossier as a tool to tell your story. As a member of the faculty, the Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) dossier is key to your tenure, promotion, and the annual performance review (i.e. merit increase) processes at OSU. Read more here.
Last time we discussed the value of a 3-page narrative (a key part of your A&P promotion application). This 3-page narrative describes your unique position, highlights what you have accomplished in your current role, and describes the contributions you plan to make in your new role. You can read more about that here.
The Ohio State University aims to be recognized worldwide for the quality and impact of its research, teaching, and service; key responsibilities of tenure-track faculty at the institution (3335-06-02).
A previous post announced this year’s A&P educator and faculty promotion class. Today, we will briefly highlight the promotion celebration held for our A&P educators a few weeks ago. Roughly half of this year’s class could join along with our four state program leaders too.
It is that time of year that we recognize colleagues for the successful application for promotion in rank. Our A&P and faculty program professionals continually engage in a variety of functions (think programming, engagement, teaching, scholarship, service, etc). When “ready” their accomplishments across these activities are reviewed by peers weighed against the expectations of their rank and position description.
The turning of the calendar is usually a time we report on last year, and then think about and formalize plans for the next year. As far as recurring work activities go, this one of my favorites because it forces me to slow down and think about accomplishments and where I’ve spent time. Reflecting also provides some perspective on the things that didn’t get as far as I’d hoped and can generate some new thinking and ideas that I might try instead. It helps to identify a course forward.
We have talked about the value of being part of the land-grant institution on these pages in the past. One thing about that which is particularly appealing to me is the focus on learning. The notion that working together we can identify solutions and capitalize on opportunities in ways that we could not otherwise is the essence of Extension work. It is also how we grow personally and professionally.