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FAR Workshop – December 15 – 2 pm – 3 :30 pm

What’s in a FAR?

WHEN: December 15th, 2017 – 2:00 – 3:30 pm
WHERE: LBC LARGE CLASSROOM (LBC 123)
WHO: Anyone required to complete a FAR

The Brown Center will be hosting today’s FAR Clinic that will help you (1) develop strong narratives that utilize supporting evidence and (2) develop a plan for drafting your report.

Can’t make today? Next FAR Workshop will be in January

January 19, 2018 – 1:15 – 3:15 – LBC 123 Large Classroom

RSVP Requested

 

FAR Clinics in December and January

[RSVP Requested]

What’s in a FAR?
December 15th, 2017 – 2:00 – 3:30 pm
and
January 19th, 2017 – 1:15 – 3:15 pm
 LBC 123 – LARGE CLASSROOM

The Brown Center will be hosting two FAR Clinics that will help you (1) develop strong narratives that utilize supporting evidence and (2) develop a plan for drafting your report.

Please RSVP by completing this short form.

FAR Workshop Re-cap

Faculty new to campus expressed a strong interest in receiving support in navigating the Faculty Annual Review process.  The Brown Center hosted two workshops in December.  Those workshops are re-capped in brief below

Materials
Facilitators

(these individuals are available to answer your questions)

  • Kimberly Flint-Hamilton, Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, ALANA’IA
  • Andrew Larson, Professor of Music and Interim Associate Dean for School of Music
  • Carolyn Nicholson, Professor and Dennis C. McNamara, Sr. Endowed Chair of Marketing; Chair, Tenure & Promotion Committee
  • Rajni Shankar-Brown, Associate Professor and Jessie Ball duPont Chair Social Justice Education
  • Julia Metzker, Executive Director of the Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence
Goals

By the end of this session, participants will be able to…

  • describe the FAR and explain its role of the FAR in tenure-promotion and merit review process
  • interpret the FAR schedule and feedback process
  • compose an appropriate FAR narrative identify and assign appropriate artifacts as evidence to support the narrative
  • contextualize impediments honestly and
  • critically self-evaluate teaching, scholarship, and service/leadership with respect to expectations for tenure-promotion
Advice
  • The narrative is key:  Use the narrative to bring context to the work you’ve done and the choices you’ve made about professional development.
  • Write for your audience: Remember that this document will be read by professionals both in and out of your discipline.
  • Use the FAR as reflective practice:
    • Faculty new to Stetson, working with a single semester of work may wish to use the FAR as an opportunity to engage in reflective practice by writing about how what they’ve learned in their first semester has defined their plan for future.
    • Use the FAR as an opportunity to show how you are adapting, changing and growing as a scholar-teacher (in addition to a list of accomplishments and activities)
    • Think of each FAR as a chapter in a book.  What is the theme of this year’s chapter and how are you using that to plan for where you want to be in 2 years, 5 years, 10 years?
  • Get critical feedback:  Ask someone in your department and someone outside of your department to review your FAR and tell you what they see.
  • Stay accountable: Don’t wait until the last minute.  Find an accountability buddy so you can keep each other on track.
Prologue

The FAR merit rubrics applied for determining merit have been revised to more strongly align with the tenure and promotion rubrics.  These new rubrics will go into effect in the 2017-2018 academic year.

 

 

Faculty Annual Review Workshop – 12/02/16

NOTE:  The 2016 FAR will be evaluated using the 2014 rubrics.  The revised rubrics will go into effect for the 2017 FAR.

On December 12, 2016 the Brown Center for Faculty Excellence and Innovation hosted a workshop for New and Early Career faculty on the Faculty Annual Review process.  A short pre-flection indicated that of the 30 respondents a few (5) had very little knowledge about the FAR but many more (14) were somewhat familiar with the process.  The majority were interested in seeing exemplar FARs (18) or hearing from seasoned faculty about the process (18).screen-shot-2016-12-09-at-10-48-06-am

Workshop facilitators

  •  Kimberly Flint-Hamilton, Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, ALANA’IA
  • Andrew Larson, Professor of Music and Interim Associate Dean for School of Music
  • Carolyn Nicholson, Professor and Dennis C. McNamara, Sr. Endowed Chair of Marketing; Chair, Tenure & Promotion Committee
  •  Rajni Shankar-Brown, Associate Professor and Jessie Ball duPont Chair Social Justice Education
  • Julia Metzker, Executive Director of the Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence

Goals

  • To share information about the Faculty Annual Review (FAR) process
  • To help faculty develop strong narratives with supporting evidence in your review
  • evaTo support faculty development of a plan for drafting your report.

Workshop Materials & Resources

2017 FAR Schedule

  • Feb 13:  Faculty submit complete FARs to chairs; faculty serving in the role of chair submit their individual completed FARs to deans
  • Mar 13:  Chairs respond in writing to faculty; deans respond in writing to faculty serving in the role of chair (Please see FAR Instructions to Chairs and Deans)
  • Mar 20:   Faculty responses to chairs (optional); FARs forwarded by chairs to deans
  • Apr 24:  Deans submit merit pay recommendations to Provost
  • May 15:   Provost coordinates university-wide calibration of merit pay recommendations
  • May:   Deans send a memo to school/college faculty explaining the general principles informing merit pay recommendations. Deans send merit letters to school/college faculty.
  • September:  Salary letters sent to faculty following approval of FY18 budget by the Board of Trustees and recommendations from the University Faculty Compensation Committee on distribution of market and any other equity adjustments.

This workshop will be repeated on Wed, December 14 9:00am – 10:30am in the Hand Art Center Seminar Room.

Your feedback is important to us!  Please submit your feedback about the workshop by completing short survey at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/266X79C.

FAR Workshop for New/Early Career Faculty

Faculty new to campus expressed a strong interest in receiving support in navigating the Faculty Annual Review process.  The Brown Center is delighted to host a workshop on Friday, December 2, 1:00 – 2:30 PM in SAGE 222.

The goals for this workshop are ..

  • To share information about the Faculty Annual Review (FAR) process
  • To help you develop strong narratives with supporting evidence in your review
  • To support your development of a plan for drafting your report.

Facilitators

Our facilitators present a diversity of experience and disciplinary approaches.

  • Dr. Kimberly Flint-Hamilton; Professor and Chair of
    Sociology and Anthropology
  • Dr. Andrew Larson; Professor of Music and Interim Associate Dean
  • Dr. Carolyn Nicholson;  Professor of Marketing
  • Dr. Rajni Shankar-Brown;  Associate Professor and Jessie Ball duPont Chair Social Justice Education
  • Dr. Julia Metzker; Executive Director of the Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence

RSVP

We ask that you RSVP by completing a simple form at http://bit.ly/FARWorkshop, which will ascertain your availability as well as what you hope to learn.  The information you provide will help us tailor this workshop to your needs. We are especially interested in your RSVP if you can’t attend but would like us to offer a second workshop at a different time.

FAR Workshop: February 5, 2016

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What is the Faculty Annual Review? How FAR do I have to go when preparing one? How important is the self-reflection narrative? This workshop will help you begin preparing this very important component of merit pay and tenure and promotion decisions.

Sign up for the FAR Workshop! Get help…

  • developing and enhancing your FAR report
  • determining and assigning evidence to support your narrative
  • navigating how to contextualize and positively explain challenges
  • skillfully telling your professional development story

Facilitators:
Kimberly Flint-Hamilton, professor and chair, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, ALANA’IA
Carolyn Nicholson, professor and Dennis C. McNamara, Sr. Endowed Chair of Marketing; chair, Tenure & Promotion Committee

Time: 2:30-4:30 pm
Location: Sage 257
Target Audience: Tenure-Track and Tenured Faculty
Refreshments: Yes

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