The pandemic is having unpredictable effects on faculty productivity. To make visible the range of implications and build conversation on how to address these implications, we offer: A Guide for Penn Faculty.
To normalize recognition the many implications of the pandemic for faculty work and life, in fall 2020 the University extended the probationary period by one year for all faculty who are assistant professors and associate professors without tenure in the tenure, clinician educator, and research tracks whose reviews have not already begun, who are not in their mandatory or terminal year, and who have not already received an extension related to COVID19.
In Spring 2021 the University also added a pandemic impact statement to its faculty review process. All faculty members may include pandemic impact statements in their annual performance and activity reports and in their dossiers for appointment, tenure, and promotion.