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Professional development

MLFTC offers several resources to further your professional development and career advancement. Learn more about promotion and tenure, mentoring, and ways to promote your work through the Office of Academic Systems.

Resources for professional development

Office of Academic Systems

The Office of Academic Systems develops and supports professional development and scholarly initiatives each academic year to highlight faculty research, and provides sessions to encourage collaboration toward research and other types of scholarship. Contact Ida Malian, associate dean for academic systems.

Visiting faculty and scholars

Visiting faculty and scholars are distinguished individuals who participate in research and scholarship activities at MLFTC. Faculty members are expected to actively engage in research and scholarship along with attending college and division events. They may also be asked to present a public lecture or course presentation. 

Appointments are conferred from one month to one academic year, with the option to renew for a second appointment. MLFTC releases a call for applications annually to fill two appointments. Visiting faculty who are appointed through the call for applications may receive a small stipend and should encourage their home institutions to match the amount to help fund their stay.

View visiting faculty scholars guidelines

Resources for advancement

Faculty advancement through the annual review and promotion and tenure process is offered by a team of senior faculty members who provide mentoring through the various career rhythms of faculty life.

Annual review

Annual performance evaluations serve three distinct purposes: ensuring compliance with Board of Regents requirements to encourage faculty to establish goals for continued academic progress; guiding decisions about salary adjustments; and instituting the first step in the post-tenure review process for tenured faculty.

Learn more in the ASU Academic Affairs manual, section 506-10.

Promotion and tenure

The purpose of promotion is to recognize and reward accomplishment. Promotion is awarded on the basis of proven excellence. Tenure-eligible faculty members are promoted because they have demonstrated excellence in teaching and/or instruction, research, scholarship and/or creative activities, and service.

View the annual promotion and tenure schedule and promotion criteria for clinical faculty.  Learn more in the ASU Academic Affairs manual, section 506-05.


The Office of Academic Systems provides faculty development through focused mentoring. Contact Ida Malian, associate dean for academic systems.

Promote your work

Website development

In addition to maintaining the college web presence on, the Office of Scholarship and Innovation assists faculty and staff with using digital technologies to harness the power of the internet to communicate stories, mobilize knowledge, curate content, promote scholarship and represent the college. Contact Daniel Brasic, web site technician.

Faculty as public intellectuals

Molly Ott will lead workshops and training for faculty members focused on becoming public intellectuals. They include:

  • Becoming a Public Intellectual panel discussion with current faculty who are considered to be well-known public intellectuals. Possible topics to be discussed include: how to communicate about & promote one’s research with fellow academics in one’s area of specialization, how to mobilize knowledge to better reach the general public
  • Strategic Personal Promotion: pragmatic tips on how to leverage social media, scholar networks, google, etc. in order to promote existing peer-reviewed and other scholarly work
  • Mobilizing Public Access to Faculty Expertise: pragmatic strategies for faculty to apply their expertise to create publicly accessible resources (e.g., op-eds, appearances on local media programs, podcasts, you-tube channels, etc.)

To learn more, contact Molly Ott.

Media Relations

MLFTC faculty have a rich and wide-ranging expertise in several topics of interest to the media, bloggers and higher education influencers. We are committed to assisting journalists, broadcasters and writers with their work by identifying faculty experts for interviews, guest blogs and more on a wide range of topics related to education. To learn more about media training and interview opportunities, contact

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