Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Civic Engagement and the Tenure Review Process
March 20, 2013
Many university campuses are seeking ways to promote increased civic engagement by their faculty. This session focuses on a complicated issue which may ultimately determine the success of these initiatives: how should engaged scholarship be evaluated during the promotion and tenure review process relative to more traditional scholarly activities.
- Academic Review and Engagement at Tulane University A White Paper for Discussion
- Campus Compact (2012) “The Research University Civic Engagement Network (TRUCEN) Civic Engagement at Research Universities http://www.compact.org/initiatives/trucen/
- Cantor, Nancy and Lavine, Steven (2006) “Taking Public Scholarship Seriously, The Chronicle of Higher Education, June 6. chronicle.com/article/Taking-Public- Scholarship/22684/
- CES4Health - Examples of peer review of community-engaged scholarship which also utilize the expertise of community members - CES4Health
- Committee on Institutional Cooperation (Committee on Engagement in collaboration with National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges: Council on Extension, Continuing Education, and Public Service Benchmarking Task Force). (2004) "CIC Reports. Draft Resource Guide and Recommendations for Defining and Benchmarking Engagement." Committee on Institutional Cooperation. Champaign, IL. http://www.cic.uiuc.edu
- Diamond, Robert. “Tenure and Promotion: The Next Iteration,” The National Academy for Academic Leadership, http://www.thenationalacademy.org/readings/tenpromo.html
- Ellison, Julie and Eatman, Timothy (2008) “Scholarship in Public: Knowledge Creation and Tenure Policy in the Engaged University.” Imagining America.
- Furco, Andy (2005) “Promoting Civic Engagement at the University of California,” Center for Studies in Higher Education, UC, Berkeley. cshe.berkeley.edu/publications/docs/StrategyReport.2.06.pdf
About the Presenter:
Jordan Karubian: In 2012, NERCHE was pleased to present the Ernest A. Lynton Award to Dr. Jordan Karubian, Assistant Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.
An assistant professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Tulane University, Karubian's community engagement, teaching, and research focus on understanding and reversing environmental degradation and associated loss of biodiversity. In the South American rainforest, he has developed a multi-faceted program that blends scientific research with teaching, training, and capacity building to improve the welfare and conservation capacity of local residents, a model he is replicating in the savannah habitats of Australia and Papua New Guinea. He works with students and community partners to research threatened species and habitats, and to promote environmental awareness in the Gulf of Mexico region. The common thread in his work is the integration of community engagement with more traditional scholarly activities to empower local residents to make informed environmental decisions. Karubian received his B.S. from the University of California, San Diego and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.