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Category 3 Letters — Teaching and Mentoring

(APP Section 3.12.c.iii)

Optional letters (no defined number) attesting to the candidate’s effectiveness in teaching or mentoring may be solicited from students, trainees and/or mentees proposed by the candidate.

  1. Individuals to be solicited for Category 3 letters should be included in the candidate’s proposed list of individuals submitted to their chair or the GSN Dean; candidates should not solicit these letters themselves.
  2. At least two category 3 letters are required for any applications for promotion if the candidate is not able to collect teaching evaluations. Category 3 teaching letters cannot be substituted for teaching evaluations if teaching evaluations exist.