Tenure & Promotion Myths & Mindsets

Tenure & Promotion Myths & Mindsets


Presented by

Meggin McIntosh, PhD

The PhD of Productivity™ Emphasis on Excellence, Inc. Emerita, University of Nevada, Reno

Co-Presented by

Francine Glazer, PhD

Assistant Provost and Director Center for Teaching and Learning New York Institute of Technology


Available for immediate download!


The tenure and promotion (T & P) process purports to be fair. New faculty are told that they will be evaluated in a rigorous and transparent process (system?) Academics seek the brass ring of tenure and promotion with the expectation that once achieved, then all will be well for the future.

But, alas, these and other myths of T & P can undermine the very productivity that would help a faculty member earn tenure and/or promotion.

So, what should professors do? Just give up?


Join with colleagues and compatriots from around the academy for a 90-minute teleseminar taught by Meggin and Fran – both of whom have gone through the process and have worked with faculty around the country who are moving along this academic path.



“Meggin reinforced and affirmed what needed to happen for me to move forward in my position at my university. It helped me to visualize my level of productivity and for future possibilities. Super helpful and engaging–her genuine and giving spirit was the right affirming level. She is down-to-earth and encouraging, while finding a kind way of calling you out when she identifies an excuse in disguise. She acknowledges struggles and helps you gain clarity despite them so you can move forward.”

~Linda Hoeptner Poling, Kent, Ohio


What you’ll learn:

  • Six myths of P & T that mess with your mind.
  • Six truths of P & T to help “gentle” your mind.
  • Six mindsets to promote positive productivity before, during, and after the time you go up for tenure and/or promotion.

What you’ll receive:

  • A digital download of the class so you may listen over and over to reinforce the strategies you learn and to keep yourself focused and inspired;
  • An extensive packet of of handouts to download and use while you are listening and learning;
  • And more, of course!


“Meggin is very practical. She is down to business to make good use of our time, but with a friendly touch.”

~Workshop Participant


Meggin McIntosh, PhD

About the Presenter

Meggin McIntosh, PhD, who is known as The PhD of Productivity™, is a former teacher, university professor, and director of her university’s Excellence in Teaching Program. She is currently (and happily) the president of Emphasis on Excellence, Inc.

Meggin says,

“Although I learned a great deal in graduate school from my major advisor about the process of tenure and promotion, nothing quite prepares you until you’re in the throes of it. Because of my writing record as a doctoral student, I was able to go up for early tenure and promotion to associate professor. Several years later, I had achieved full professor status. Since leaving the university in 2003 and working with academics through workshops, group programs, and individual coaching, I’ve gained even more insight into the process and the myths and mindsets that surround it.”

Fran Glazer

About the Co-Presenter

Francine Glazer, PhD, is the Assistant Provost and Director, Center for Teaching and Learning at New York Institute of Technology. A biologist by training, she has been working with faculty on different aspects of their careers since 1993. She is the editor of Blended Learning: Across the Disciplines, Across the Academy. In addition to online and blended learning, her areas of interest include skillful uses of educational technology, active learning, faculty mentoring, and work-life balance.



“Having taken several webinars, Meggin’s are always easy to follow,relaxing, and enjoyable. So far I have completed three of her classes and each one was exactly what I needed to help me through.”

~Anonymous