ERIC Number: ED459153
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
In the Teacher/Service/Scholar Model: What Is Valued as "Teaching" in the Promotion and Tenure Process?
DeSpain, B. C.; Johnson, Judy A.
This study examined what deans of colleges of education considered important activities and elements of teaching, also noting their beliefs about activities related to scholarship and service. Researchers reviewed data from the National Survey of Deans of Colleges of Education, created a list of 20 descriptors of teaching elements of the professorate, and mailed a survey to deans nationwide. Results indicated that over 70 percent of the respondents considered 4 of the 20 items important teaching activities (e.g., developed/authored a course for the Internet and supervised a field experience/internship/externship for a degree program or licensure). About half of the respondents agreed that chairing/directing student research projects for graduate degrees was an important teaching activity. None of the top four items was among the top four considered important for promotion or tenure. Three items were considered important for service by about 70 percent of respondents (e.g., authored a literature review leading to department curricular change and authored a software program related to professional duties). Four items were considered important for scholarship by about 70 percent of respondents (e.g., teaching/conducting skill-specific workshops and mentoring new faculty). (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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