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Annual Review and Promotion for Lecturers

The Provost Office has developed an online system for faculty review that uses Adobe Acrobat Professional software for candidates to construct an organized portfolio of their materials and Sakai as a site for hosting departmental reviews of the files. You will need to download and save the portfolio linked below:

Annual Review and Promotion Portfolio

Please note, the portfolio (above file) must be opened in Adobe Acrobat, not via a web browser (Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, or Chrome). If you receive this message, please either click on “Open with Different Viewer,” or right-click/control + click on the above link and select an option that allows you to download the portfolio to a location on your computer.

If you have not already done so, you will need to obtain Adobe Acrobat Professional DC from the Help Desk in the basement of the Library and then use the portfolio template linked above to build your dossier.

After completing your dossier, you will submit it to your department’s Annual Review and Promotion Sakai site. Instructions on the process are linked here:

General Instructions on the Online Faculty Review Process

For your convenience, the department peer evaluation form, the chair evaluation form, and the template letter sent to external reviewers are linked below:

Chair Evaluation Form (placed in Folder 3)

Department Peer Evaluation Form (placed in Folder 5)


Downloading the dossier

Extracting Files

Adding and Deleting files in a PDF portfolio

Converting files to PDF from within a PDF portfolio

Converting a Word document to PDF from within Microsoft Word

Forgot Adobe ID Password?

Training Sessions

Training sessions to learn how to build the electronic portfolio and use the Sakai site will be held on the dates below.  If you need assistance before training commences, please call Laura Beauvais at 874-4341 or email at  All training sessions are scheduled in the President’s Conference Room of Green Hall.

NoteRegistration is Required. Sessions may be cancelled due to lack of registration.  Registrants will be provided a minimum of a 24 hour notice.

Register Here

  • Tuesday, Jan 16, 2-3:00
  • Thursday, Feb. 1, 11-12:00
  • Wednesday, Feb 7, 3-4:00

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