Transform the P&T process from exhausting to empowering with Well-Prepared, a personalized 8-week coaching and developmental editing program.
Build a convincing tenure and promotion case in this personalized 8-week coaching and developmental editing program
Overwhelmed at the thought of preparing your P&T portfolio?
We can help!
Get a running start with checklists, worksheets, and templates
Get accountability to stay focused and on schedule with a coach
Get detailed feedback for clear, compelling, evidence-based narratives
"Choosing WellAcademic for your professional or career development is one of the best investments into yourself that you could ever make. The team is thoughtful in their approach. More importantly, I felt validated and seen."
Orlando Harris, PhD Assistant Professor, University of California, San Francisco
Hi! I'm Nichole, your coach & editor.
Professor of Curriculum and Instruction + former high school English and AfAm history teacher.
I earned tenure in 2012 and became a full professor in 2017. Since then, I have helped numerous faculty, particularly faculty of color, put their best P&T case forward—not with the outcome of review committees as the focus, but on the process itself.
My signature 4-C framework will support you in recognizing and effectively communicating your inherent worth in the academy.
Beyond completion of a persuasive dossier, my goal is to humanize what can be a very dehumanizing high-stakes moment so you can own your story with unwavering confidence.
Here's what you can expect.
Provide information about your P&T process, like your P&T guidelines and type and length of narratives, so I know exactly how to support you.
Weeks 1 to 2
We create a cohesive picture of your accomplishments in research, teaching, and service that align with your values and the priorities of your institution and discipline.
Weeks 3 to 8
With guidance, feedback, and resources, you develop narratives (as well as other evidence) that showcase the quality and significance of your work.
"Nichole was consistently patient and encouraging with me, but she always knew when and how to ask the tough questions...My leadership goals are clearer to me now, and I am much better prepared to meet them."
Deborah Coen, PhD Professor, Yale University
Coaching is just the beginning.
Here's exactly what the program includes:
Weekly 60-minute coaching sessions that support you in identifying and communicating why your work matters
Detailed post-session recaps so you know exactly what to work on during the week
Developmental editing that includes up to 3 rounds of comprehensive feedback on 3 narratives (e.g., research, teaching, and service)
Data analysis support to help you discover themes in your teaching evaluations
Email templates to use when reaching out for letters of support
Checklists, prompts, and other tools designed to guide you in completing your portfolio
Due to the popularity of this program, there is typically a 4-week waitlist.
"At a crucial juncture in my academic career, [Nichole] kept me on track to listen to my own voice and value what I had to say."
Peggy Choy, MFA, MS, MA Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Get all you need to confidently go up for P&T:
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With coaching and editing personalized just for you, you'll complete your P&T portfolio with greater ease, calm, and confidence than you ever thought possible.
Yes. We want you to have the best coaching experience possible. That means making sure Well-Prepared is the best fit for what you seek. And in case you're wondering, these conversations are super casual with NO awkward high-pressure salesy talk. Pinky swear.