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Janke, Emily M. – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
Flexibility and readiness to change are not necessarily valued or recognized traits in higher education. Yet higher education is in a period of dramatic change, because of rapid change in scholarship and society. With this change in mind, I reflect here on the role and effect of scholar-administrators as agents of change.
Descriptors: Scholarship, Administrators, College Administration, Change Agents
DeMeulenaere, Eric – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
Universities and scholars have long wrestled with the types of impact they want their work to have on the world. This narrative explores the challenge of impact from the perspective of a recently tenured professor reflecting on his case for tenure and his struggle to fit his activist scholarship within the genre of the tenure case, which requires…
Descriptors: Activism, Scholarship, Tenure, Expertise
Hoyt, Lorlene – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
The university, for tenure-track professors and others, can become an intellectual prison, an environment where you learn to follow the long-established rules in order to survive. This essay is a call to action, aiming to reach and mobilize learners in the academy who might feel alone and trapped in an institution that primarily rewards…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Tenure, Teaching Experience, Academic Freedom
Jacquez, Farrah M. – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
Community-engaged research is a collaboration between academic and community partners to create and disseminate knowledge for both academic and community benefit (Carnegie Foundation, 2018). Partnering with community members in research differs from traditional research at almost every point in the process, including deciding which research…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Tenure, Reflection, Community Involvement
Watson-Thompson, Jomella – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
As an early career professional, I often felt as if I was on the road less traveled as a community-engaged scholar and tenured-track faculty member in academia. Although the work of community-engaged scholarship (CES) may be valued, the mechanisms for advancing CES, such as through faculty reward systems, often are not well-established. In my…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Scholarship, Participatory Research, Leadership Role
Dunlap, Michelle R. – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
Offering examples from her own experiences, the author advises community-engaged scholars (and those mentors and institutions that support them) to always question assumptions with respect to the communities in which they are engaged. She notes that as they work to unfold research programs, they should be sure to listen carefully to the…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Service Learning, Minority Groups, Volunteers
Davson, Victor; Englot, Anne Schaper; Fischzang, Chantal; Fleming, Tamara; Kline, Nick – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
Publically engaged scholarship demands new ways of working within and outside of the academy. Systems within the university reward faculty for individual achievements. This approach militates against working on collaborative projects because of the difficulty of explaining and quantifying one's contribution. The culture of academia further…
Descriptors: Universities, Role of Education, College Role, School Community Relationship
Zerquera, Desiree D.; Doran, Erin E. – Metropolitan Universities, 2017
The higher education context that our CUMU institutions must navigate is complex and begets challenges resulting from the distinct mission our institutions seek to uphold. The implications of these challenges give rise to impacts on everyone within the institution and consequently our constituents within the cities we seek to serve. Bringing…
Descriptors: Urban Universities, Research Universities, Institutional Mission, Strategic Planning
Cavallaro, Claire C. – Metropolitan Universities, 2016
The concept of community engagement as a primary function of higher education and the roots of this movement can be traced back to the 1980s with the founding of the Campus Compact in 1985 (Glass & Fitzgerald, 2010). The concept has been endorsed by several higher education organizations, including the American Association of State Colleges…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Rewards, Urban Universities, Metropolitan Areas
Boehm, Lisa Krissoff; Larrivee, Linda S. – Metropolitan Universities, 2016
This paper analyzes the processes and outcomes involved with mentoring junior faculty in the reappointment, promotion, and tenure (RPT) process at a comprehensive state university and creating a culture supportive of engaged research. Although the university in this case study is governed by a collective bargaining agreement that prohibits the…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Mentors, Faculty Promotion, Tenure
Janke, Emily; Holland, Barbara; Medlin, Kristin – Metropolitan Universities, 2016
Once an institution has chosen to recognize and reward community-engaged scholarship in its university-wide promotion and tenure policy, what are some strategies for aligning unit and department policies as well? This chapter describes the path followed at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro to align policies across all units and…
Descriptors: Scholarship, School Policy, Departments, College Faculty
Saltmarsh, John; Wooding, John – Metropolitan Universities, 2016
The need for new and revised structures to reward new forms of scholarship is being examined nationally and globally. It is also being examined on campuses that make up the University of Massachusetts system, all which are classified by the Carnegie Foundation for Community Engagement. This paper reports on the collective exploration by the five…
Descriptors: State Universities, School Community Relationship, Scholarship, Campuses
Kirtman, Lisa; Bowers, Erica; Hoffman, John L. – Metropolitan Universities, 2016
Although the mission statements of most comprehensive teaching institutions of higher education include serving as a resource for the global and local community, the tenure and promotion process typically does not recognize these community partnerships as research endeavors, even when the nature of the work is firmly grounded in sound empirical…
Descriptors: Institutional Mission, Scholarship, College Faculty, Faculty Promotion
Lambert-Pennington, Katherine – Metropolitan Universities, 2016
This article explores what an uneven embrace of community engagement means for faculty as they apply for tenure and promotion. It closely examines how three faculty members (including the author) from different departments framed and discussed their engaged scholarly contributions in the presence or absence of departmental guidelines on engaged…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Faculty Promotion, Tenure, Faculty Evaluation
Watson-Thompson, Jomella – Metropolitan Universities, 2015
For most colleges and universities, community-engaged scholarship (CES) is a value that supports the public mission of academic institutions. However, shifting CES from a core value to a guiding principle requires demonstrable support and structural modifications to academic practices and policies. Through this reflective paper, I will propose…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Community Development, Educational Policy, Institutional Mission
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