ERIC Number: ED340074
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Forensics as Scholarly Activity from the Administrative Perspective.
Albert, Lawrence S.
If "scholarly activity" is considered broadly to include more than traditional, knowledge-producing research, then forensics qualifies as scholarly activity. This point of view is reflected in the tenure, promotion, and evaluation criteria at Morehead State University (Kentucky), where the work of faculty members is divided into three categories: teaching, service, and professional achievement. Professional achievement, in turn, consists of knowledge-producing research, professional accomplishments, and activities which contribute to professional growth. The second of these categories, which refers to practicing the profession, allows for using forensics performance to meet the professional achievement requirement. From an administrative standpoint, the challenge of considering forensics in this way is the challenge of evaluating the forensics activities in which faculty members participate. Administrators would benefit if forensics practitioners and administrators could develop some consensus about the guidelines which should be used to evaluate the forensics work of faculty members. (PRA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Debate Coaches; Morehead State University KY
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (77th, Atlanta, GA, October 31-November 3, 1991).