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ERIC Number: EJ1018713
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1534-6102
Partnering to Survive: Reflections on the Pursuit of Campus-Community Initiatives Prior to Tenure
Sherman, Daniel J.
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, v17 n4 p155-174 2013
How does a early career faculty member survive the pursuit of campus-community initiatives? This article draws on experiences gained through a unique faculty position that combines community engagement with full academic responsibilities. "Survival" in this position emerges from the integration of community engagement with the institutional values of scholarship, as articulated by campus leaders and applied through academic disciplines in teaching and research, as well as the careful creation and institutionalization of reciprocal campus-community partnerships. The article provides lessons learned through adventures in applied teaching, negotiated criteria for tenure and promotion, and the cultivation of community relationships that have culminated in a truly "civic scholarship."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Washington
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