School of Social Sciences Faculty Attend Workshop on Promotion Processes and Avoiding Predatory Journals

A group photo after the workshop

The School of Social Sciences in the College of Humanities has organised a one-day workshop on the Promotion Processes and avoiding Predatory Journals.  

The purpose of the workshop was to educate and empower staff and faculty members in the School on how to make informed choices when preparing for promotion and writing for publication.  

The workshop took place at the Cedi Conference Centre, UG.  

Mrs. Emelia Nartey, the School Administrator, stated that the workshop was held to assist faculty members in preparing for promotion and that it was the responsibility of Deans and Heads of Departments to support staff to successfully navigate the policies and processes. 

A cross-section of participants at the workshop

Facilitating the workshop, Prof. George Owusu, Dean of the School of Social Sciences, provided details on the guidelines, submission stages, and timelines for handling applications and other subject-related issues. He urged faculty members to continue striving for excellence in their professional pursuits.  

Some key points highlighted in the presentation were on University of Ghana’s guidelines for Promotion of Academic staff. The policy was introduced in 2015 to provide clarity to the promotion process, enhance fairness and transparency, provide objective and verifiable assessment and to take account of teaching, research, professional and extension activities of an aspirant for promotion. 

Dr. Collins Agyeman Badu, Department of Psychology

Other vital topics which Prof. George Owusu highlighted were on the submission and timelines for handling applications, the teaching portfolio, research and study works, electronic submission of applications, the Metric Promotion Path/Route, some characteristics of predatory journals and the delays in completing application process. 

He concluded the presentation by urging all faculty members to brace themselves to keep writing and submitting even when they are denied, as it will all pay off with time. 

The workshop was attended by faculty members of the School.