This series creates opportunities for faculty to learn more about campus resources and timely topics. Designed to be interactive, the colloquia offer a chance to meet colleagues from across UMSL’s colleges.  All faculty members are welcome.

CTL programs are interactive, collegial, and designed to support professional success. They are open to faculty, staff, and teaching assistants.


Program Schedule

Friday, February 27
1:00 – 3:00 PM
CTL Conference Room - 589 Lucas
Writing Teaching and Research Statements
Begin working on documents for third year, promotion, tenure review, and award nominations. Learn to craft these statements with structure, guidance, resources, and examples provided by faculty colleagues. Laptops helpful, but not essential.

Friday, March 6
1:00 - 2:30 PM
CTL Conference Room - 589 Lucas
Preparing the Factual Record
You plan to submit your papers for review, but what goes into the all-important Factual Record? How do you work with your ad personam committee? What’s a dossier? Whether you will be reviewed for promotion or promotion with tenure, bring your questions and ideas to this informal session. Guidance and coffee will be served.

Friday, April 3
1:00 – 2:30 PM
CTL Conference Room - 589 Lucas
UMSL’s Tenure/Promotion Procedures and Guidelines for Preparing Dossiers: Guidance from the Senate Committees for Chairs of Departments and Ad Personam Committees
Members of the Senate ATP and NTT Promotion Committees clarify areas of the UMSL Tenure and Promotion Procedures that are often misinterpreted, and offer wisdom about preparing dossiers that provide committee members with the information they need, in a format they can easily grasp. This colloquium focuses on reviewing the procedures that kick into action after candidates file their initial factual record, alerting responsible faculty to frequently-made mistakes, and providing hints about what committee members look for in a dossier. Co-sponsor: Faculty Senate.

Friday, May 1
1:00 – 2:30 PM
CTL Conference Room -589 Lucas
Preparing for Promotion for Non-Tenure Track Faculty Members
Colleagues share strategies for documenting effective teaching. Learn what constitutes evidence and how to collect and present it. Co-sponsor: Faculty Senate.