Neurosciences Faculty Mentor Program
P&T Committee Procedures
The P&T committee is composed of all tenured full professors and chaired by the research (Dr. McGinty) and clinical (Dr. Chimowitz) mentoring champions. Every faculty member who is at least 3 years into faculty service must submit annually a promotion dossier regardless of whether they wish to be formally considered for promotion (see "overview") for how this mechanism is used for mentoring as well as promoting). Two committee members are assigned to each faculty, one of which is the assigned departmental mentor (see "overview" ), to present the dossier to the committee. There is discussion and notes are taken regarding the comments, and if the person is requesting promotion, a vote is taken. A majority vote is required to send the dossier forward to the department co-chairs. The co-chairs then request up to 10 outside letters, and based on the letters will decide whether to forward the dossier to the COM P&T committee. In rare instances, the co-chairs may reconvene the committee to discuss issues that may have been raised in the letters prior to making a decision.
In addition to the departmental P&T criteria outlined in the attached documents, the department of Neurosciences abides by the university criteria for promotion in determining a faculty members readiness for promotion. These criteria, as well as a complete description of the university’s promotion and tenure process and requirements are available at http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/com1/faculty/index.htm
Materials required for submission as part of a faculty member’s promotion packet are available at:
MS Word Format http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/com1/faculty/Rgprom.doc
MS Word Format http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/com1/faculty/Modprom.doc