Faculty Promotions

2020-2021 Promotions Cycle Timeline
Date Item Form
October 2, 2020 Statement of intent Letter to department Chair (on paper)
October 9, 2020 Confirmation of intent and instructions provided Electronic communication from A&P Committee
November 16, 2020 Candidate provides a list of 3-5 potential external reviewers Electronic communication to A&P Committee Chair, including names and contact information
January 11, 2020 Portfolio due to department Chair Two paper copies in three-ring binders plus electronic version as a single PDF file with bookmarks.
January 18, 2020 Finalized Portfolio submitted to A & P Chair/committee Two paper copies in three-ring binders plus electronic version as a single PDF file with bookmarks along with Chair’s Letter of support.
April 5, 2021 Final determination by Dean Letter from Dean
April 19, 2021 Appeal (if applicable) Letter to the President (on paper)
June 1, 2021 Final decision by President Letter from President
July 1, 2021 Promotions granted go into effect N/A

Helpful links and resources for building your portfolio:

 IAMSE Medical Science Educator Toolkit

  • Includes worksheets to help faculty evaluate and display excellence across multiple educator domains
  • Provides a sample portfolio and evaluator assessment guide.

UNM Advance: Video

  • In this recorded presentation, University of New Mexico faculty share advice for preparing a promotion and tenure dossier.

The Teaching Portfolio: a Handbook for Faculty, Teaching Assistants and Teaching Fellows

  • By Hannelore B. Rodriguez-Farrar
  • A resource to help faculty document their teaching achievements and progress over time
  • Also provides a guide on writing a personal teaching philosophy and CV

Chronicle of Higher Education-How to Write a Statement of Teaching Philosophy 

  • by Gabriela A. Montell

Chronicle of Higher Education-4 Steps to a Memorable Teaching Philosophy 

  • by James M. Lang

Ohio State University: Teaching Portfolio

  • Step-by-step resource including documenting teaching responsibilities, writing a teaching statement, selecting sample teaching materials for dossier, and highlighting teaching effectiveness.
  • Includes a helpful reading list on teaching portfolios


For any questions on the current promotions cycle, please contact the Chair of the Appointment and Promotions Committee, Dr. Scott Cyrus, scyrus@bcomnm.org.

For faculty support or questions regarding faculty resources, please contact Faculty Affairs, facultyaffairs@bcomnm.org.