Faculty Promotion Series

Presenting a Strong Promotion Case

Friday, March 22, 2:30-4:00 pm, register here.
For faculty preparing promotion packages to full professor or senior/principal lecturer, campus leaders will serve on a discussion panel including Provost Ellen Granberg.

University & College Policies

Thursday, April 18, 2:30-4:00 pm, register here
Covers university and college-level policy on promotion (E6.0) to full professor or senior/principal lecturer. Topics include promotion requirements and timeline; and strategies for listing accomplishments in scholarship, service, and teaching.

External Letters/Research Statements

Friday, May 3, 2:30-4:00 pm, register here. 
This interactive session is for faculty preparing promotion packages to full professor and covers preparation of materials for external reviewers.


Let's Talk Money: Being Your Own Informed Advocate

  • When: Thursday, April 4, 2019 from 1:00 - 2:30 PM
  • Where: CPC-2650/Bamboo Room
  • Register here

All full-time faculty members are invited to attend an interactive workshop titled “Let’s Talk Money: Understanding RIT Pay Practices” where participants will learn where to find salary-related resources available today and explore how to shape future thinking and discussions regarding salary. This is a hands-on, 90-minute session where participants will ideally understand RIT’s compensation philosophy and salary practices (such as factors affecting faculty salary, compa-ratio/position to market, and moving pay toward market).  Learning objectives also include finding your salary-related information in Oracle and general salary-related information on the HR website. Facilitators are Professors Margaret Bailey (KGCOE) and Carol Marchetti (COS/Math) from the AdvanceRIT Leadership Team, as well as Christine (Tina) Ross from RIT Human Resources. Please feel free to bring your laptop to the session if you would like to follow along ‘real-time’ in locating salary-related resources.

In Spring 2018 over 30 individuals attended a similar workshop, and the survey responses were positive. When participants were asked what they might do differently as a result of participating in the session, they responded with comments such as “become a better advocate for myself and others” and “be willing to have a conversation with my chair and dean.” The session encouraged great conversation and fostered increased awareness of RIT’s pay practices to the surface.


Michigan Players

  • Part 1: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 from 9:00am - 11:30am or 1:30pm - 4:00pm
  • Part 2: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 from 9:00am - 12:00pm or 1:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Where: CSD-1300/1310 (NTID)
  • Registration Info:  Nomination process underway.  Within the colleges, interested faculty and staff should inform the Dean of their desire to attend. For others, please contact your supervisor.  Based on nomination count and acceptance rate, a period of open registration may also be offered.

On April 9-10, 2019 RIT is hosting the CRLT Michigan Players for their fifth visit since 2014.  This year the performance is offered in a two-part series called Moving the Needle.  We will offer two performances of the Part 1 workshop on April 9 and two options of the Part 2 workshop on April 10.  

Moving the Needle Part 1: Shifting the Conversation around Sexual Harassment, April 9:

Partly research presentation, partly embodied case-study, and partly community conversation, Moving the Needle: Shifting the Conversation challenges participants to expand their understanding of what sexual harassment is, how it impacts individuals and communities, and what makes an environment prone to its presence. Using the NASEM consensus study report (http://sites.nationalacademies.org/shstudy/index.htm) as both grounding and springboard, this session eschews a “tips and tricks” workshop model, and points attendees toward the ongoing reflective practices that individuals and communities will need to commit to in order to address the culturally embedded problem of sexual harassment.  This session is best suited to department-level conversations among faculty and staff.  The session length is 2.5 hours.

**The embodied case studies in this session contain strong language and detailed descriptions of sexual harassment.

In this session, participants will:

  • Identify behaviors that constitute sexual harassment.
  • Discuss how those behaviors impact individuals and communities.
  • Reflect on ways in which an organization might develop a climate that is more resistant to sexual harassment.
  • Consider ways to support individuals who disclose a concern about sexual harassment.

Moving the Needle Part 2: Creating a Culture Resistant to Sexual Harassment, April 10:

Building on introductory conversations about the widespread presence and consequences of sexual harassment on individuals and communities in higher education, Moving the Needle Part 2 gives groups an opportunity to envision a different, more inclusive future. Available for individuals who have participated in Moving the Needle Part 1, session attendees engage in communal responsibility by brainstorming concrete strategies their units can implement. Attendees jumpstart their conversations by analyzing an embodied case-study, and then participate in facilitated design-thinking exercises targeted at research-based pivot points to effect change. At the end of the session, groups will generate specific actions they can take to create a culture that actively resists sexual harassment. This session is best suited to unit-level conversations among faculty and staff.  Given the communal and iterative nature of the work, the session length is 3 hours.

Light refreshments and interpreting services will be provided. 

Target Audience:  Our target audience for the workshop includes the President, Provost, VP’s, Associate Provosts, Assistant Provosts, Deans, Associate Deans, Department Chairs and Heads, Associate Department Heads, Directors, other faculty and staff with some degree of formal or informal leadership responsibility, and identified emerging leaders among the faculty and staff.


Bystander Awareness & Action: Supporting a Vibrant Work Environment Workshop

  • When: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 from 9:00am - 11:00am or 2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Where: SAU-1510/1829 Room
  • Register here

All full-time faculty members, academic leaders, and staff who work closely with our students are invited to attend an interactive workshop which focuses on bystander awareness and includes time for discussion, practice, role-playing (voluntary), and practical takeaways. Professor Maureen Scully from University of Massachusetts in Boston has visited RIT several times to lead effective bystander awareness education workshops through AdvanceRIT and in collaboration with RIT’s Diversity Theater. Tina Chapman DaCosta, Director of RIT Diversity Theater, has partnered with AdvanceRIT on several occasions to present interactive theatre-based workshops. This spring, Dr. Scully and Tina Chapman DaCosta will offer a uniquely designed workshop using Playback Theatre, a form of improvisational theatre where participants share stories that are enacted on the spot. These stories form the basis for shared learning and further reflection on how to support an inclusive and vibrant work environment. This workshop is for department chairs/academic leaders, full-time faculty, and staff who work closely with our students.

This workshop received positive feedback last year. Over 93% of participants agreed that attending the workshop was a valuable use of their time. Key takeaways included “It can be challenging and vitally important to be an active bystander” and “Be mindful of the impact of communication.”