Presenter(s): CRLT Players
The Center for Research of Learning and Teaching (CRLT) Players turn their attention to an exploration of the tenure and promotion process. Tenure Decisions presents audiences with 4 vignettes, each of which highlights a different moment in a tenure committee’s evaluation of one of their colleagues. These entry points allow the audience to consider the common interpersonal dynamics and structural challenges that can undermine a fair tenure process. Facilitated dialogue between scenes encourages participants to think about their personal responsibilities to supporting fair tenure deliberations in their own institutional contexts and creates space for faculty and administrators to share questions about and ideas for best practices in this important arena.
In this session, participants will explore interpersonal dynamics and structural challenges that can undermine a fair tenure process. Using vignettes and facilitated discussion, participants will:
• Recognize common challenges that can emerge during the tenure and evaluation process.
• Identify ways these challenges might be anticipated or met when they arise– both generally but also within the context of specific environments.
• Differentiate from colleagues working in other settings– about how they think about these issues, about how they address them, and even what’s particularly challenging in their contexts.
About the Players:
The CRLT Theatre Program (a.k.a. the CRLT Players) uses a variety of performance modes and facilitation strategies to support CRLT’s mission: ‘to develop and sustain a University culture that… creates learning environments in which diverse students and instructors can excel.’ Using theatrical representations of a range of issues common in academic life, the performances spark dialogue among faculty, graduate students, and academic administrators, with particular emphasis on issues affecting institutional climate. In keeping with CRLT’s mission, our goal with every performance is to promote a University culture where diverse instructors can excel in their professional lives, within the classroom, and well beyond it.
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