Unpacking Faculty Engagement: The Types of Activities Faculty Members Report as Publicly Engaged Scholarship During Promotion and Tenure

May 1, 2015

What types of activities are faculty members involved in as publicly engaged scholar¬s and how does their involvement vary by demographic, type of faculty appointment, or college grouping? This study aims to answer these questions through an analysis of 173 promotion and tenure documents from Michigan State University. Findings revealed statistically significant differences for the following variables: age, number of years at the institution, faculty rank, Extension appointment, joint appointment, and college grouping. The authors make recommendations for future research and discuss implications for institutional leadership, faculty development programming, and the structuring of academic appointments.

Glass, C.R., Doberneck, D.M., & Schweitzer, J.H. (2011). Unpacking faculty engagement: The types of activities faculty members report as publicly engaged scholarship during promotion and tenure. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 15(1), 7-29. Full Text.

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