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...


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Congratulations! Now the space fights become serious.

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?

Well earned and congratulations, Tara.

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

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


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


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!

Congratulations! All of CRHS is proud of you!

By Chris Leuthold (not verified) on 18 May 2012 #permalink

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.

By Jim Thomerson (not verified) on 20 May 2012 #permalink

Congratulations! That's wonderful news! :)

By Mr Epidemiology (not verified) on 24 May 2012 #permalink

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Go Tara!


By John Silver (not verified) on 31 May 2012 #permalink

Belated congratulations Tara!

By Dean Morrison (not verified) on 05 Jun 2012 #permalink

Many well-deserved congratulations!

Congratulations Tara.

By northierthanthou (not verified) on 08 Jun 2012 #permalink

Congratulations & well done.

Congratulations, Tara!

By Chad Briggs (not verified) on 21 Jun 2012 #permalink