Making It Count: Developing Institutional Strategies for Rewarding Engaged Scholarship in Promotion and Tenure
FOR INSTITUTION TEAMS ONLY, 8:30am to 3:30pm, Dr. KerryAnn O’Meara, University of Maryland and Dr. Timothy K. Eatman, Syracuse University
Participating campus teams of administrators and faculty will develop action plans to advance tenure and promotion guidelines and policies on their own campuses. We recommend a team of 3-5 people interested in advancing campus recognition of engaged scholarship. There is significant mismatch between the articulated priorities of an institution and the reality of tenure and promotion policies that can hold campuses back from becoming truly engaged institutions. Numerous studies of faculty involvement in community engagement show that academic reward systems that do not change to assess and recognize engaged scholarship stand as a formidable barrier to the careers of engaged scholars, recruitment of faculty for this critical work, and campuses truly institutionalizing the work at their core. Teams will identify a key issue in advance of the institute, then develop an action plan with both the facilitators and examples of faculty guidelines and other evidence from nationally recognized engaged institutions.
Community-Engaged Scholarship: Strategies, Resources and Opportunities
8:30am to 3:30pm
Facilitator: Dr. Sherril B. Gelmon, Portland State University
Are you a faculty member interested in leveraging community-engaged scholarship in pursuit of tenure, promotion and/ or personnel review? This preconference is for you! This institute will include a discussion and illustration of competencies for community-engaged scholarship, opportunities for faculty development to build such competencies, and use of a self-assessment to identify a personal action plan for building such competencies. Participants and presenter will also focus on a discussion of products of community-engaged scholarship for community purposes and as evidence of scholarship. Strategies for documenting community-engaged scholarship and preparing for the process of peer review from the faculty, department and dean’s perspectives will be covered. Participants will be introduced to a variety of resources that support community-engaged scholarship through a rich toolkit of mechanisms to support their work. While the emphasis of the pre-conference is on the faculty perspective, individuals who work with faculty and/or mentor or review faculty will also find the information valuable.
The Culture of the Engaged Campus
11am to 3:30pm
Dr. Matthew Hartley, University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Virginia Horvath, President, SUNY/Fredonia & Dr. Laurie Worrall, Executive Director, New York Campus Compact, formerly Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs, DePaul University
Creating a campus culture that fosters community engagement requires institutions to transform their fundamental core practices. What does it take to shift an institutional culture to embrace community engagement practices? Through case studies, this institute will make the case that targeting strategic practices, institutional structures, and moments in history can help create the engaged institution. Participants and facilitators will reflect on case studies that have emerged from extensive national research and explore the examples of two different institutions – one public, one private – to understand the critical areas of practice that can lead to cultural transformation. This institute is valuable for participants interested in advancing a community engagement agenda on their campuses. Augmentin without prescription.