College of Arts and Sciences
Binder Order Cheat Sheet
Always check the Faculty Handbook for further explanation of requirements in sections.
- No double-siding
- No stapling
- Use regular paper (i.e. no heavy card-stock or colored paper)
- Three ring binder with cover page (outside preferred) with your name and type of review (i.e. promotion, tenure, third year)
Section 1: Preliminary Materials
- Table of Contents
- Letter of Support (department chair)
- Curriculum Vitae
- PDP's with Responses from Administration
- Third Year Review Faculty Status Committee Letter (for tenure)
Section 2: Character & Congruence with Mission
- Narrative of Faith and Faith Journey
- Statement of Vocation (statement on teaching, scholarship & service)
- Letters of support from colleagues
Section 3: Teaching
- General Self-Reflection/Analysis
- Peer Evaluation(s) (at least one in the department and at least one out of the department)
- Course Specific Analysis (include course syllabus followed by student evaluations for that course in chronological order)
- Course syllabi
- Course evaluations
- Any other tools collected
- Advising Self-Reflection/Assessment
- Letter from 3 recent grads commenting o teaching and advising (for tenure)
Section 4: Scholarship
- Provide a statement that gives context to your scholarship and your future plans for scholarship and growth in your discipline - "trajectory".
- It may be helpful to present using the four types of scholarship listed in the Faculty Handbook.
- Letters of support from peers outside the University.
Section 5: Service
- Summary of Service
- Baseline: attendance at department, school, University faculty meetings/functions such as retreat.
- Committees, task forces at department, school, University levels.
- Out of the ordinary departmental service.
- Service to students (cadres, clubs, etc.)
- Serious junior faculty mentoring
- Service in professional guilds
- NOTE: Service to church and community may be considered as part of the service to the university.
Section 6: Appendices
- Representative reprints of journal articles and/or copies of grant proposals.
- Approriate equivalents of the above for artistic work or other scholarly activity.
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