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Comments on: How to think about the promotion & tenure process http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/2008/04/28/how-to-think-about-the-promotion-tenure-process/ "A man needn't go far to find a subject, if he's ready with his salt-box."--Uncle Pumblechook Wed, 14 May 2014 19:32:14 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 By: jbj http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/2008/04/28/how-to-think-about-the-promotion-tenure-process/comment-page-1/#comment-9839 Thu, 01 May 2008 18:40:06 +0000 http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/2008/04/28/how-to-think-about-the-promotion-tenure-process/#comment-9839 Hi, Horace. Those bullets are in tension a bit. But it seems to me as though there’s something lost if the whole thing seems imposed from without.

As far as the last one goes, I of course admit that it’s a big deal. (After all, I’ve been crabby for a whole year now about getting denied tenure over “Inadequate achievement in years in rank.”) There’s still a difference, though, between recognizing it as important and turning it into a soul-destroying monster–which some people do, even before they go up for it.

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By: Horace http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/2008/04/28/how-to-think-about-the-promotion-tenure-process/comment-page-1/#comment-9813 Wed, 30 Apr 2008 21:34:11 +0000 http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/2008/04/28/how-to-think-about-the-promotion-tenure-process/#comment-9813 Jason, This seems quite sound advice, but I do find it hard to reconcile the first and last bullets (for myself, personally). After all, if this is a consideration of my “work in its entirety” how can I not take its evaluation perosnally, or as a measure of myself as a scholar (an identity crucial to my whole sense of self). These are two very valid pieces of advice, but for me I cannot do the last if I do the first. Whatever happens to my case during the tenure process, I imagine that I will have a very hard time not hanging much of my self-worth on that peg.

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By: Brian http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/2008/04/28/how-to-think-about-the-promotion-tenure-process/comment-page-1/#comment-9744 Tue, 29 Apr 2008 01:50:50 +0000 http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/2008/04/28/how-to-think-about-the-promotion-tenure-process/#comment-9744 Great advice as usual, Jason. I’d never thought about the first point before, and that’s probably the best recommendation for the whole process that I can think of.

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By: Knitting Clio http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/2008/04/28/how-to-think-about-the-promotion-tenure-process/comment-page-1/#comment-9743 Mon, 28 Apr 2008 23:19:26 +0000 http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/2008/04/28/how-to-think-about-the-promotion-tenure-process/#comment-9743 very sound advice, from someone who was on the other side of the table this year. Maybe you should run?!

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