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This is the second of our two part series of Q&As on tenure and promotion. In part one, a panel of associate professors answered readers’ questions on how they prepared for the tenure process. Here, three full professors respond to questions on preparing for the T&P process. Our respondents are Scott P.

Many of our readers are graduate students and new faculty concerned about tenure. We queried our pre-tenure members for their questions about promotion and tenure, then sought the perspectives of midcareer and senior scholars in school psychology. In the first installment of our three part series on tenure and promotion, three associate professors respond to questions about preparing for the review process.

Daniel L. Gadke & Kasee K. Stratton; Mississippi State University

Manuscript Rejected: Moving Onward and Upward

Submitted by asulliva on Thu, 2018-01-25 12:25

Laura Pendergast, Temple University
“Are you done?” my mentor asked patiently. My beautiful manuscript had been rejected… again. My mentor had been listening to me complain for 15 minutes. I was starting a tenure-track position and needed to publish. I had conducted my analyses using the most current statistical techniques. I had painstakingly crafted my arguments and drawn careful, well-supported conclusions. Why didn’t these reviewers understand my paper?!

by Leandra Parris, PhD, Illinois State University

Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

Submitted by asulliva on Tue, 2017-10-24 06:33

Ours is a field where open positions can abound, as we see this year, and where faculty roles, expectations, opportunities, and challenges can vary substantially across different types of institutions (e.g., public v. private, R1 v. teaching) and programs (doctoral only, specialist only, combined). Some scholars will spend their entire careers in a single institution, but many will not.

By Ethan Van Norman, Georgia State University, with panelists Stacy-Ann January, University of South Carolina; Dave Klingbeil, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; and Wesley Sims, Wichita State University

Summertime and the Workin’ Is Easy: The Five Ps of a Productive Summer
By Leandra Parris, Illinois State University & Tamika P. La Salle, University of Connecticut

Guest post by Ethan R. Van Norman, Georgia State University


  • The SSSP Board Meeting during the NASP Convention will be held Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 12 to 4 at Swissotel (connected to the Hyatt) MT069.
  • The SSSP Members' Meeting and Reception will be held Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 5 to 7 at Maggiano’s Downtown Chicago, 516 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654.