Unit 1: Planning for Promotion and Tenure
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Careful and thoughtful planning is essential to the work we do as faculty members. While spontaneity can yield creative ideas for community-based projects or lead to open-ended discussions with students, developing and implementing one's vision for community-engaged scholarship over the long-term (i.e. 5-7 years) requires a more planned approach.
This Unit encourages you to:
The final section in this Unit provides practical strategies
for showcasing your community engaged work and soliciting peer review.
Faculty in the Scholarship Project [link to Scholarship Project web page,
above] consistently noted that faculty need to learn to demonstrate how
their work adds value to the institution. One faculty emphasized the need
to figure out 'how to toot their horn and find ways to make their work
In this Unit, we provide a set of strategies for having these types of applied products reviewed by your academic and community peers. This strategy will enable you to subtly showcase your work over the long-term and open a dialogue with department chairs and mentors.
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