This conference presentation shares a research study that investigated the disciplinary differences in engaged scholarship. The study analyzed RPT documents from 173 faculty members in three universities to determine disciplinary variations in faculty reports of their publicly engaged scholarship with regards to the types of activities, the intensity of activity, and the degree of engagement. The presenters discuss the study’s findings, and make recommendations for changes to institutions, departments, and faculty and graduate student professional development based on the findings. One recommendation made is to modify reappointment, promotion, and tenure policies.

Doberneck, D. M., & Schweitzer, J. H. (2012). Disciplinary differences in engaged scholarship: What research tells us. Proceedings from the 13th Annual National Outreach Scholarship Conference. Full Text.