Sunday, May 24, 2015

Strategies for Articulating, Recognizing, and Rewarding Publicly Engaged Scholarship

Strategies for Articulating, Recognizing, and Rewarding Publicly Engaged Scholarship

Andrew Furco, Associate Vice President for Public Engagement and Associate Professor of Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development, University of Minnesota and Char Gray, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Campus Compact

Many institutions struggle with the same challenge.  Although they embrace a commitment to the public purposes of higher education, the promotion and tenure policies of those institutions often do not recognize or value publicly engaged scholarship.  This scholarship, however, creates and contributes to knowledge, integrates and addresses community issues within a faculty’s discipline, and enhances the community and the public good.  Numerous studies of faculty involvement in community engagement have shown that academic reward systems that do not recognize engaged scholarship stand as a formidable barrier to the careers of engaged scholars, to recruitment of faculty for this critical work, and to campuses working to institutionalize community engagement. Participants will review case studies of promotion and tenure policies that value publicly engaged scholarship, while identifying the institutional implications; explore assessment criteria of publicly engaged scholarship; identify effective strategies for faculty presenting their engaged scholarship; and learn norms of practice within disciplines.

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Indiana Campus Compact is grateful to Lilly Endowment Inc. for significant funding in support of programs, training,and resources for our member campuses that allow them to deepen their commitment to community engagement and service-learning.