Talking Points

This document is a 1-page commentary by faculty members as part of the promotions process. It describes:

  • The faculty member's scholarly niche and type of scholarship.
  • Professional expertise.
  • Contributions to the field.
  • Special skills.
  • Instructional contributions.
  • National leadership.
  • Etc.

This narrative acts as a self-assessment that may help a chair understand the candidate and that candidate’s self-image. The purpose of the Talking Points is to help the chair in writing the Form B. The committees that review the packet also find the Talking Points to be a helpful document in understanding the candidate’s work. A copy of the Talking Points must be submitted with the promotion package.