Guidelines for submission of the portfolio (or "Purple Book"): Promotion to Professor
According to the Rules Governing Faculty Appointments under UWS 3, Wisconsin Administrative Code; approved by the Board of Regents on October 5, 1979, and amended February 5, 1982 and April 2, 2004, "Associate professors may apply for promotion to professor when they have met the minimum university requirement for education and time in rank (III,H,1 of these rules)." [Note: a copy of the Rules is found at: http://www.uww.edu/facsenate/rulesrev.pdf.]
Period of review:
According to Section III, C, 4, e, (1) (c) of the Rules: "For promotion to a higher rank, the period of review shall be the faculty member's time of service in the current rank up to the time the faculty member submits the portfolio to the department for review. Accomplishments after the faculty member submits the portfolio for review by the department shall count toward subsequent promotion applications."
Date for submission of the portfolio:
The timeline for submission of the portfolio for promotion is the same as that for promotion to Associate Professor. See 2012 Timeline
The portfolio is "a synthesis of a faculty member's performance." (Rules, Section III, F,)
The General Guidelines for Preparation of the Portfolio are listed in Section III, F, 2-III, F, 4 of the Rules. You should use the following when preparing the Purple Book:
a. Use 12 point Times New Roman typeface
b. In order to conserve space in the Purple Book binder, use the two-sided option to print or copy multiple-paged documents.
c. Do not use plastic sheet protectors or sleeves.
Use the attached 2012 Portfolio Content and Organization Form in organizing the Purple Book.
- Notice of Review: The Department must give a notice of review and decision, as described in Section III, C, 4, b. of the Rules.
- Procedures for Conducting the Review: In conducting the review, the Department must follow the procedures as described in Section III, C, 4, d, and Section III, C, 4, e, (2) through Section III, C, 4, e, (9) of the Rules.
- Document requirements and Disposition: Requirements for the information that must be included in the Record of Review and Report of Decision are contained in Section III, C, 4, f of the Rules.
Additional information on the process, including: the faculty member's rights following a department review; procedures following a negative decision; the responsibilities of the dean, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, and the Chancellor; rebuttals; and appeals; are described in Section III, C, g through Section III, E of the Rules.
Additional information is also available on the Purple Book web site.