Mid-cycle review is one of the most impactful ways to provide assistant professors, who are either multimission track or tenure track, an assessment of progress during their careers at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville. It gives them objective feedback regarding their path to promotion and/or tenure. While the review process is not mandatory, it has proved to be an effective tool in achieving promotion to associate professor.
The mid-cycle review addresses cumulative accomplishments in teaching, scholarship, clinical service and academic-related service. The review is intended to be informative, while formally advising the faculty member on their progress toward promotion, any weakness in their record, and recommended courses of action to improve the record.
While all faculty members are encouraged to pursue activities that will lead to academic distinction and promotion, those on the multimission track are not subject to a fixed probationary period. The review consists of a self-assessment, including portfolios, and a review by the department chair.
The College of Medicine Mission Track Review Committee, which includes Gainesville and Jacksonville representatives, will review both documents and submit an assessment to the Office of Administrative Affairs. That office will submit the findings to the faculty member and department chair to be used for career guidance.
The mid-cycle review process for faculty members on the multimission track at the rank of assistant professor at the College of Medicine – Jacksonville will occur after four years of employment at the university. To provide a continued assessment of faculty members’ progress toward promotion, the mid-cycle review process is available to all assistant professors, regardless of tenure at the college.
During the fall, the Office of Administrative Affairs will email instructions on initiating the mid-cycle review process to the department chair and mid-cycle review candidates. The faculty member will complete a mid-cycle candidate’s self-assessment and the department chair will complete the progress report.
For questions or more information, contact Jacci Landicho, associate director of administrative affairs, at Jacci.Landicho@jax.ufl.edu, or Kelly Best, M.D., assistant dean for faculty affairs, at Kelly.Best@jax.ufl.edu
Visit this link to access mid-cycle review documents. Don’t pass on this opportunity to obtain feedback on your progress toward promotion.