The Educational Database (EDB) is required for promotion to Associate or full Professor on the Academic Clinician, Clinician Educator, and Tenure tracks. An EDB may also be necessary for some appointments at higher ranks when the candidate is already a member of the Penn Community.
CV from FEDs
The CV should be up-to-date and thoroughly edited.
Personal Statement for Academic Clinicians
Personal Statement for CE and Tenure Tracks
The Personal Statement should be prepared in accordance with the guidelines for the faculty member's track. The teaching section of the personal statement should address the teaching focus, strengths, philosophy, and any significant contributions and or innovations, such as creating a new course, writing a book that is used in the course, etc.
The Teaching Activities Workbook should include three Excel Spreadsheet tabs, one for each of the past three years. Typically this will be academic year, but depending upon the timing of the EDB submission, calendar year is possible.
This section should include evaluative data from the past three years
TED Detail Report
Any additional evaluative data: CMES, lectures outside the institution, and UPenn evaluations using an alternative format, such as REDCap, departmental forms, etc.
Evaluative data from CME lectures and teaching outside of the University of Pennsylvania
The department Education Officer will write a teaching evaluation letter that is included in the EDB. This letter provides a detailed summary of faculty candidate teaching activities, including the degree of teaching participation, a performance evaluation for each teaching activity, a summary of teaching contributions, and the impact on teaching on the department and school. If there is outlier data in section 4, it must be explained in this letter.
Chair of Graduate Group Letter
If individual is a member of a BGS graduate group, then a letter from the chair of the primary graduate group describing the candidate's participation in graduate training must be included.
Letters from Peers, Trainees, and/or Students
If teaching is in areas that are not formally evaluated (e.g., if you primarily mentor trainees, supervise scholarship, oversee lab rotations), or you need additional evaluation data, then you may be asked to submit 3-5 letters from peers, trainees, and/or students as appropriate. If you are unsure whether you need these additional letters, please contact Academic Programs (see contact information).