Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) Conference

A Seismic Shift in Promotion & Tenure

July 25 to 27, 2022


Abstract Deadline is May 20, 2022

Registration Process

Thank you for your interest in the PTIE Summit to inclusively recognize innovation & entrepreneurship (I&E) impact within promotion & tenure (P&T) guidelines and practices. You can learn more about this effort on our website

The intent of the PTIE Effort is to (a) identify best practices, suggested language and possible metrics for evaluation of P&T cases containing I&E impact as well as (b) identify barriers to adoption and develop solutions (including possible P&T process improvements) to support the inclusive recognition of I&E impact within P&T.

The intended outcome of this summit is the production of a report containing specific recommendations which can be used by institutions across the Nation for conversations on their campus about additions and/or changes to P&T guidelines and processes to support the 21st century faculty members and students while better aligning faculty reward structure with institutional priorities.

Below is a brief rundown of the information that will be needed to complete the process.

An application and selection process will be used to ensure a diverse cross section of attendees. Key to the success of this endeavor will be engagement from across the higher education ecosystem including:

  • Undergraduate institutions (PUIs)
  • Masters (M1) universities
  • Doctoral (R1) universities
  • Minority-serving institutions such as historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), Tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) and Hispanic serving institutions (HSIs)
  • Organizations and stakeholders directly impacting this community

Professional Webpage Link
Scheduling Assistant Name (if applicable)
Scheduling Assistant Email (if applicable)

Tell us about your role at your institution.

Tell us about your perception of the importance of I&E impact within P&T guidelines currently.

Provide a statement of what innovation means to you.

Provide a statement of what entrepreneurship means to you.

Provide a statement of what societal impact means to you.

Please mark any and/or all of the following topics that are of interest to you for being included in the summit.

  • Topic 1: Existing challenges and successes for faculty with evaluating I&E within P&T
  • Topic 2: Supporting diversity
  • Topic 3: Suggested metrics and/or criteria for evaluating I&E
  • Topic 4: Possible language for inclusion in P&T guidelines
  • Topic 5: P&T process changes to support I&E
  • Other

What are you hoping to accomplish by participating in the summit?

We believe that this topic will benefit from many voices being heard. Please recommend additional individuals (up to two people) that might also be interested in attending the summit.

While this conference was initially intended to be a on-site conference in Washington, D.C. on September 16-18, 2020, COVID-19 has led PTIE organizers to transition to a virtual format instead. Please note there will be NO cost to the virtual summit.

Please contact [email protected] if you have any question.

On behalf of the entire organizing committee, we thank you for your engagement with this effort.