Dan Hoyt is a Professor of Sociology and the Associate Dean for Faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Why this blog?

After 35 years in the faculty at two public research universities, including 7 years as a department chair, and 2 years in college administration, I have observed many of the challenges associated with promotion and tenure.  My current position in the academy includes responsibility for providing orientations and workshops for pre-tenure faculty, workshops on paths to promotion for mid-career Associate Professors, and advising department chairs on establishing clear expectations and mentoring for pre-tenure and not fully promoted faculty.  In this role I have come across a variety of recommendations and resources that I plan to compile here for the benefit of my colleagues.

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