How to Prepare a Successful Tenure Dossier

Course Length: 1.75 Hours
Course Style: High-Definition On Demand Video

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this comprehensive and engaging course, you will be able to:

  1. Identify the timeline and key milestones to be achieved by both the applicant and university as part of the tenure and promotion process
  2. Describe the composition and roles of department-, school-, and university-level Tenure and Promotion Committees
  3. Compare and contrast criteria for promotion from the rank of Assistant to Associate Professor vs. from Associate to Full Professor
  4. Write each of the 6 core sections of a successful tenure dossier step-by-step (with real-world exemplars)
  5. List the most important supporting materials to include in your Research Portfolio, Teaching Portfolio, and Service & Leadership Portfolio
  6. Implement an efficient document management system containing up-to-date supporting materials for your tenure dossier
  7. Effectively prepare for your tenure review


Jessye L.B. Talley, PhD is Associate Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Morgan State University, where she runs the Risk Optimization Management and Evaluation (R.O.M.E) Lab. Funded by the National Science Foundation, her current research focuses on applying operations research methods to address supply chain management as well as utilizing qualitative methods for engineering education. Upon completion of her graduate studies at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, she co-founded Sisters Scholars to promote health and wellness during the doctorate and in academia. Her experience as a tenure track professor prompted her to begin coaching new faculty during their pre-tenure years, resulting in an ongoing consultation firm. In addition to having delivered presentations at both national and international conferences, Dr. Talley has published in leading peer-reviewed journals, including Applied Mathematical Modelling, Health Systems, and Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

DISCLOSURES: This course can be classified as video-based homestudy without interactivity, and has an intended audience of professionals in the following sectors: Non-profit, Industry, University, Community College, Government Agency, Hospitals & Clinics, and Independent Researchers. Publication Academy, Inc. reports no conflicts of interest and has received no commercial support in the development and hosting of this training from its instructors. Publication Academy, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. If you wish to enquire about a refund due to technical difficulties, please e-mail

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