Tenured and promoted!

Received the official letter from the Provost–the Board of Regents approved my application for tenure and promotion to Associate Professor.

The process here started last summer. My dossier (with my course syllabi, statements on teaching/research/service, student and peer evaluations of my teaching, copies of academic papers and funded grant applications, my CV, and a few other random bits and pieces) was submitted last August. Letters quickly went out to external reviewers. Departmental review was held in November. Collegiate review finished in January. From there, my Dean had to approve, then the Provost, and finally the Board of Regents gave it the final stamp of approval.

To celebrate, I’ve been spending the last few days in the lab with a student, working on a project involving banked diarrheal samples that is every bit as gross as it sounds. Who knew feces could be such a fluorescent orange…

Comments

  1. #1 afarensis
    May 17, 2012

    Congratulations!

  2. #2 GrrlScientist
    May 17, 2012

    oh wow, such wonderful news! congratulations!

  3. #3 D
    May 17, 2012

    Congratulations! Now the space fights become serious.

  4. #4 Namnezia
    May 17, 2012

    Congrats!

  5. #5 Chris
    May 17, 2012

    Congratulations! I’m curious…do you feel some fulfillment (and the chance to relax a bit) or do you feel an even great drive to get things done?

  6. #6 Keith
    May 17, 2012

    Yay! Well done and well deserved! Congrats!

  7. #7 RBH
    May 17, 2012

    Woo hoo! Way to go, Tara!

  8. #8 usagi
    May 17, 2012

    Well earned and congratulations, Tara.

  9. #9 MarkH
    May 17, 2012

    Congratulations! Now you can express insane opinions and no one can fire you. I’m jealous. I suggest flat-earther.

  10. #10 Dr. O
    May 17, 2012

    Congratulations!!!!!

  11. #11 J-Dog
    May 17, 2012

    Congratulations! Not too shabby for a small-town girl that used to think Toledo was The Big City!

  12. #12 Jason Rosenhouse
    May 17, 2012

    Congratulations, Tara. Well done!

  13. #13 Adrian
    May 17, 2012

    Outstanding!!

    I hope this means you have more time to blog, now. 8-)

    Adrian

  14. #14 Tara C. Smith
    May 17, 2012

    Thanks! Chris, most of my relaxation came in January when I found out that my external letters were all favorable and I had been favorably recommended by both my departmental & collegiate review committees. Since then, it’s been mostly waiting just for all the higher-ups to view and approve. Definitely still feel I have a lot of things to get done, but with maybe just a bit less pressure.

    Mark, flat earthers don’t make any money. If anything, I’ll go on the speaking tour as a newly-minted, seen-the-light evolution denier. I already know the arguments and some of those churches pay big bucks!

  15. #15 Chris Leuthold
    May 18, 2012

    Congratulations! All of CRHS is proud of you!

  16. #16 Joseph Hewitt
    May 19, 2012

    Congratulations!

  17. #17 vhutchison
    May 20, 2012

    Congratulations on passing this big step!

  18. #18 Jim Thomerson
    May 20, 2012

    Good for you. I notice you have your profile updated. Does this mean you get to sit on the department promotion and tenure committee for assistant professors? Worked that way at my place.

  19. #19 gregladen
    May 23, 2012

    w00t!!!!

  20. #20 Mr Epidemiology
    www.MrEpidemiology.com
    May 24, 2012

    Congratulations! That’s wonderful news! :)

  21. #21 jre
    Boulder
    May 25, 2012

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    Oooohhh!

    Go Tara!

  22. #22 John Silver
    June 1, 2012

    Congratulations!

  23. #23 Dean Morrison
    Hastings UK
    June 5, 2012

    Belated congratulations Tara!

  24. #24 wright1
    Ca. central coast
    June 6, 2012

    Many well-deserved congratulations!

  25. #25 northierthanthou
    Barrow, AK
    June 8, 2012

    Congratulations Tara.

  26. #26 davidp
    Melbourne, Australia
    June 10, 2012

    Congratulations & well done.

  27. #27 Chad Briggs
    June 21, 2012

    Congratulations, Tara!