Office of Faculty Affairs
and Development
College of Human Medicine

Office of Faculty Affairs
and Development
College of Human Medicine

Health Programs Faculty

PREPARING FOR REVIEW

Departments apply rigorous standards to reviews based on objective and relevant criteria provided to all faculty. These criteria must be provided to all faculty members at the time of appointment and in preparation for promotion review. Criteria encompass department, CHM and MSU criteria.

Departments are responsible for initiating the reappointment and promotion process and providing the specific timelines, procedures and criteria for their faculty.

Faculty are responsible for familiarizing themselves with their department timelines, procedures and criteria prior to submitting a request for promotion and/or completing the required forms and other documentation.

REAPPOINTMENT PROCESS

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Development (FAD) distributes reappointment forms to departments in November/December each year. A departmental peer review committee provides advice to the chairperson/director regarding reappointment decisions. Faculty are given an opportunity to confer with the department peer review group before a decision is made.

The chairperson/director conducts an independent evaluation, taking into consideration the peer evaluation, and forwards a recommendation to FAD.

After appropriate review in the Dean's office, each recommendation for reappointment is forwarded by the Dean to the Provost. Final approval is the responsibility of the Provost's Office.

PROMOTION PROCESS

A departmental peer review committee provides advice to the chairperson/director regarding promotion decisions. Faculty are given an opportunity to confer with the department peer review group before a decision is made.

The chairperson/director conducts an independent evaluation, taking into consideration the peer evaluation, and forwards a recommendation to FAD for College RPT Committee review.

The College RPT Committee provides advice to the Dean about department/unit recommendations for promotion. The Dean independently reviews each recommendation for promotion and forwards recommendations to the Provost.

Departments submit reappointment and promotion forms and materials to CHM Faculty Affairs and Development by the first working day in January.

PROMOTION PROCESS

Faculty Candidate completes and submits to Department

1. Candidate Completes Form HP-D, Section IV
2. Curriculum Vitae (AAMC example)
3. Reflective Essay
4. Academic Portfolio

Department/Chair completes and submits to College

5. Chair Completes Form HP-D, Sections I–III
6. Letters of Reference
7. Items 1–4 above


Guidelines and Form

CHM Promotion Guidelines

Form HP-D (click to download Word version)

Developing an academic portfolio

CHM Letters of Reference

MSU External Letters of Reference


Reflective Essay Examples

MSU Faculty Handbook