Frequently Asked Questions
Review the following for the most common questions regarding promotion and tenure.
FACT is the acronym for Faculty Activity Collaboration Tool. It is an online repository (database) used for data collection to provide a more time efficient way to manage large amounts of data for reporting purposes. It is the electronic database used for creating the KU School of Medicine formatted CV. All information for the CV will be entered into the online database. Running a report will generate the formatted CV either as a Word document or a PDF.
Unfortunately no. All past versions of the Word document CV template and guidelines are obsolete. FACT, as described above, is the source for creating your CV.
Absolutely! As of 2020, it is mandatory for the promotion applicant to set up a CV review with Dr. Dianne Durham, Senior Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs and Development. Prior to meeting with Dr. Durham, you are highly encouraged to have a colleague and/or a member of your department APT committee review it and provide feedback. Contact Angie Basgall to set up an appointment.
No, this is not allowed. However, if your CV lists publications and/or pending grants that were submitted and these have been accepted/awarded after the deadline, please notify Angie Basgall and you will be advised how to submit the approval or notice of award.
Use the Application Guide (PDF). You will find information about the required materials and instructions on how to upload documents to SharePoint folder.
The Application Guide explains the required materials for a complete packet for the School of Medicine APT committee to review. Applicants will upload materials to the designated SharePoint folders as outlined in the guide.
Absolutely! Promotion materials are required for the School of Medicine APT Committee review and all materials must be separated as noted in the Application Folder Guide.
Yes, you need to upload evaluations to your SharePoint folder. The absence of teaching evaluations will negatively impact your application. Refer to the Application Guide (PDF) for details. If evaluations are not uploaded, it is required that a short explanation is written to the School of Medicine APT Committee as to why they are omitted.
Formal evaluations can sometimes be subjective and/or you may not have any. In this case, support letters are encouraged from learners or junior faculty that you have mentored (aka mentee letters). If you do not have standardized teaching evaluations, or you would like extra documentation to show your teaching excellence, ask peers for a written evaluation.
Clinical practices vary greatly among specialties. You will need to provide a summary of your clinical practice as well as quantitative data that showcases your accomplishments. Review the RVU examples (PDF).
In May, specific details are emailed, including a link to your folder, how to upload documents and how to submit your referee contact information.
Only the applicant and/or the assistant (if noted on the registration form), will have permission to access an individual applicant folder. If you have trouble accessing SharePoint, please be sure you used the URL in the emailed instructions or clicked the link provided in the email that was sent in May. If you need any help, contact Angie Basgall in Faculty Affairs and Development (FAD).