Faculty now have the option to display their pronouns on their eCV (which in turn will display the pronouns on the individual faculty web profile).
DEI Activities on the CV
In addition to pronouns, guidance regarding the general SMD CV template (as a Word document) now includes an annotated version of the CV showing how activities that foster DEI may be included on the CV. Some may prefer to list all such activities together under a single DEI heading, while others may prefer to list those activities in other corresponding sections (e.g., teaching efforts in collaboration with community leaders might be listed in the Education section of the CV); the annotations show both approaches.
DEI Activities in the Promotions Process
Faculty with academic appointments being considered for promotion to senior ranks (i.e., Associate Professor or Professor) are reviewed on the basis of selected ‘activity components’: Clinical, Teaching, Scholarship, Institutional Scholarship, and/or Research, along with Service/Leadership/National Recognition. Annotations are now provided to help show how DEI activities may satisfy the promotions criteria for each of these domains.
Self-Assessment of DEI in the Promotions Process
For faculty with academic appointments being considered for promotion to senior ranks (i.e., Associate Professor or Professor), a self-assessment of DEI now may be provided alongside the self-assessments of teaching and (as applicable) clinical or scholarship/ research. Initially the DEI self-assessment is optional, so we can learn how to help faculty structure this to be of maximum usefulness, but we expect to make it required in the near future.
Other improvements regarding DEI in the Promotions Process
Letter templates have been modified to help department chairs highlight DEI activities in their letters to the dean’s office recommending promotion, and to ask potential referee letter-writers to highlight DEI activities in their letters to the department chair.