Reclaiming Your Power in the Promotion & Tenure Process for Faculty of Color

Reclaiming Your Power in the Promotion & Tenure Process for Faculty of Color

Uncover the hidden curriculum of the academy so you can walk a smoother path to your career milestones.

The next cohort starts on Monday.

As a faculty member in higher education, there are no guarantees. You weren’t guaranteed a spot in your doctoral program, nor were you guaranteed to land a tenure-track position. And now, you’re also not guaranteed to earn tenure and become an associate professor. This may leave you asking yourself, “What is within my control?” This question also has a different significance for historically underserved communities who may lack generational and systemic support in navigating the academy.

Join us for this video course as Magdalena Barrera, Vice Provost for Faculty Success at San Jose State University, illuminates structures and reveals the hidden curriculum of the academy to help you achieve your career milestones with knowledge and confidence. This course focuses on reframing the promotion and tenure process, so that you are empowered to create your own narrative instead of letting others fill in the blanks for you. In helping you to reflect and reorient, we’ll outline core concepts relevant to historically underserved communities, such as emotional labor, cultural taxation, “doing or being diversity,” and community cultural wealth, to name a few. Lastly, we will focus on three key strategies to help you to reclaim your power:

  • Your CV as a storytelling tool
  • Framing your accomplishments in terms the institution can understand
  • Developing a multilayered information network


Who Will Benefit

This video course is for all early-career faculty of all fields and disciplines who are working towards promotion and tenure. Special emphasis is placed on concepts and challenges faced by faculty from historically underserved communities. Career-track faculty may also find it useful for navigating their own career milestones, as will graduate students who want a head start in thinking about career progression.


How It Works

For 3 days, you will get daily emails Monday through Wednesday, with bite-sized videos that you can complete in 15 minutes or less each day. If you complete all modules within two weeks, you will have the chance to request a certificate. New cohorts start every Monday.

Don’t miss the opportunity to integrate professional development into your daily routine and set yourself up for success in achieving your career milestones as a faculty member.

If you prefer to view the video course on an unstructured schedule, you can also log into your account to view the video in one sitting, browse the videos out of order, or revisit videos for just-in-time training.

Course Highlights

  • 81 m of video instruction
  • 16 short videos
  • 1 workbook
  • Valued at $495. Free for members.

MEMBERS - Sign Up Now to Enroll in This Member Exclusive Program

Submit your information to enroll into our 3-day foundational faculty career advancement program. You will receive daily emails Monday through Wednesday with bite-sized videos that you can complete in 15 minutes or less each day. If you finish the curriculum within 10 days, you will have the chance to request a certificate of completion. 

Before You Start


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Start the courses on this webpage or from one of your daily emails


Get in Touch With Us

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