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.
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.