In today’s higher education arenas, academic promotion is not an easy endeavor, and the prospect of planning and preparing for it stresses many junior faculty members. Where should one present and publish their research, how much should one accomplish in an academic year, how can one plan for service activities, and what can be done to ensure that the portfolio submitted in due time will be a substantive one? This workshop provides junior faculty members with a road map on how to best plan and make use of the time and resources available to be ready when the time comes to submit their portfolio for promotion. Attendees will be provided with insights about evidence supporting academic and educational excellence, resources to help them select knowledge dissemination venues, and support systems that can be helpful to them during their journey.
- Academic researchers
- Assistant and Associate Faculty members
- Junior researchers
Dr. Rana Tamim is the Founder and CEO of edubridges, an Affiliate Professor at Concordia University; and a sessional lecturer at OISE, University of Toronto; and a contract faculty at Wilfred Laurier University. In addition to being a Professor of Educational Technology, she has an extensive experience as an educational leader, researcher, and instructional designer. Dr. Tamim is known as an international expert in conducting rigorous and reliable research reviews to inform evidence-based decisions and policy development with an established publication record in top-tier peer-reviewed journals with more than 7200 google scholar citations. She believes in the power of transformational leadership and values the importance of creating a positive work environment. Dr. Tamim also appreciates the teacher’s role as an instructional designer who creates appropriate student-centered learning environments while facilitating knowledge acquisition in various settings including face-to-face, distance, online, and blended.