ERIC Number: ED475428
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Documenting the New American Scholarship: Tenure and Promotion Dossier Narratives.
Smith, Terra L.
Tenure and promotion narratives are opportunities for scholars to weave a tapestry of understanding of their own scholarly pursuits. The quality of such narratives may be considered a reflection of the care scholars take to communicate scholarship. Although they can be an intentional act of scholarship, tenure and promotion essays are rarely available to a wider audience, especially other tenure-track faculty. The purpose of this monograph is to assemble six essays, by a single faculty member, that compose a tenure and promotion narrative. The six essays are titled: (1) "Preface"; (2) "Introduction"; (3) "Teaching/Learning"; (4) "Research/Discovery"; (5) "Service/Outreach"; and (6) "Conclusion." Each essay incorporates a unique framework based on recommendations from current professional literature. The preface discusses the three "C's" of tenure: cognition, collegiality, and courageous leadership. The introduction then justifies the scholar's body of scholarship. The teaching/learning essay departs from an ideal job announcement to discuss pedagogy, while the research and discovery essay is based on a list of questions to illuminate the scholar's work. The professional service/outreach essay highlights an important aspect of scholarly work, and the conclusion focuses on the scholarship of integration. Together, these essays document a paradigm of scholarship. Each essay contains references. (SLD)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Faculty Promotion, Higher Education, Personal Narratives, Scholarship, Tenure
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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