ERIC Number: EJ1166056
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Evaluating Discipline-Based Education Research for Promotion and Tenure
Dolan, Erin L.; Elliott, Samantha L.; Henderson, Charles; Curran-Everett, Douglas; St. John, Kristen; Ortiz, Phillip A.
Innovative Higher Education, v43 n1 p31-39 Feb 2018
Discipline-based education research (DBER) is an emergent, interdisciplinary field of scholarship aimed at understanding and improving discipline-specific teaching and learning. The number of DBER faculty members in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) departments has grown rapidly in recent years. Because the interdisciplinary nature of DBER involves social science, senior STEM faculty members may find it challenging to evaluate the quality or impact of DBER scholarship. This essay aims to address this issue by providing guidance on evaluating the scholarly accomplishments of DBER faculty members in a way that is useful to departmental colleagues and administrators during the tenure and promotion evaluation process.
Descriptors: Tenure, Educational Research, Promotion (Occupational), Interdisciplinary Approach, Teacher Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Criteria, Scholarship, Teacher Researchers
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