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ERIC Number: ED426649
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
Pages: 52
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Recognizing Excellent Outreach Performance.
Knox, Alan B.
This study analyzed aspects of assistant professor promotion and tenure packets that contained varying emphases on outreach associated with a positive promotion recommendation. Fictionalized versions of actual promotion packets for 18 men and women were obtained from seven midwest universities. Packets varied by type of department and by extent and type of outreach responsibilities reported by the assistant professors. Forty-three experienced reviewers evaluated packets, rating 20 aspects and listing the aspects most influential in their recommendation. Data analysis included inductive classification of written comments, and cluster analysis of the ratings of the 20 aspects and the recommendations. The study found that the aspects most generally associated with promotion were outreach research and external funding. The aspects most associated with assessing outreach performance were outreach research, outreach teaching, outreach service, letter of appointment, and impact on the field. Classification of open-ended comments regarding the promotion recommendation found the following most related: quality, research, and outreach impact. Implications for strengthening the process of outreach promotion are identified. The form for assessing the promotion packet is attached. (Contains 31 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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