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ERIC Number: EJ1024169
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 39
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1534-6102
Scholarship Perceptions of Academic Department Heads: Implications for Promoting Faculty Community Engagement Scholarship
Sobrero, Patricia; Jayaratne, K. S. U.
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, v18 n1 p123-151 2014
After North Carolina State University developed recommendations for departments and faculty to integrate learning, discovery, and engagement through the scholarship of engagement, the issue was raised: "What do department heads think, and how do they support engagement especially during promotion, tenure, and reappointment of engaged faculty?" This study found that 75% of departments say they value community-engagement scholarship when making promotion and tenure decisions, 73% of the departments include standards to reward community-engagement scholarship, and 20% of the departments have no expectations for faculty to be community-engagement scholars. When asked if community engaged participatory research was valued, it ranked between minimally valued and somewhat valued. Department heads reported that they are not likely to promote faculty who publish in peer reviewed community engagement journals. These journals were reported as only somewhat valued.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina