Faculty Resources


Andrew Zydney
404 Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Bldg

When contacting the ombudsperson via email, please don't share any details--simply request an appointment.

Useful Links for Tenure Line and Professional Track Faculty

Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs:  https://www.vpfa.psu.edu/

Resources Available:

  • Promotion and Tenure policies, administrative guidelines, and FAQs (updated each academic year)
  • Sabbatical Leave information
  • Faculty Handbook
  • Guidance on Assessment of Teaching Effectiveness

Activity Insight (Digital Measures):  https://activityinsight.psu.edu/

Resources Available:

College Activity Insight Representative

Sara Hackett, CoE HR Consultant

Self-Report of Activity (SRA) and Faculty Evaluations

Sabbatical Leave Information and Application System

College of Engineering Guidelines

Promotion & Tenure Online Reviewing Platform (PTORP):

NOTE: Only Review Committees, Department Heads and the Dean will have access to this dossier reviewing platform.  https://app.ohr.psu.edu/promotion_tenure/

Corporate Engagement Center Resource Library

The resource library is intended to share information on resources, best practices, and topics that impact the work of Penn State faculty and staff members who engage with corporations. 

Visit the Corporate Engagement Center Resource Library.

Tenure Line Faculty


Committees and Guidelines

Workshop and Panel Discussions

  • CoE P&T Workshop for Dept. Heads, Dept. P&T Committees, & Dept. Support Staff
    (Please communicate to those who are involved in the preparation and review of the dossier)

    Video Recording (from September 6, 2022)
    PDF of PowerPoint Slides (from September 6, 2022)

  • 2022-2023 P&T Candidates Panel Discussion
    (Please communicate to all new faculty in the tenure track as they should plan to attend this session)

    Video Recording (from September 8, 2022)

Professional Track Faculty


Committees and Guidelines

Workshops and Panel Discussions

  • Panel Discussion for Professional Track Faculty members relative to the promotion process.

    Video Recording (from September 13, 2022)