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Recognizing Public Engagement in Promotion and Tenure

How can public engagement contributions be measured on the tenure-track? In this presentation, Dr. Andy Fisher, Associate Professor and Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Memorial University and Dr. Sandra Lefort, Professor of Nursing, Memorial University, speak about the challenges of recognizing public engagement activity with the promotion and tenure system.

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From the University of Colorado Boulder. The website for University of Colorado Boulder's Institute for Ethical and Civic Engagement provides examples of how the university promotes engagement with its community.

From Campus Compact. This toolkit provides resources that help to define dimensions of engaged scholarship and help to integrate engagement into the P&T process.

From the Community-Campus Partnerships for Health. CES4health.info is "a free online mechanism for peer-reviewing, publishing, and disseminating products of health-related community-engaged scholarship that are in forms other than journal articles."

From the Institute for Community Engaged Scholarship at the University of Guelph. This page probides several resources addressing documenting community-engaged scholarship in a dossier.

From the Office of Engagement at the University of Louisville. This webpage provides general engagement links, as well as information about integrating community-engaged scholarship (CES) into a P&T dossier.

From the Community-Campus Partnerships for Health. This toolkit provides resources "to carefully plan and document their community-engaged scholarship and produce strong portfolios for promotion and tenure." Portfolio examples are also provided, and there are extensive lists of references and resources in the appendix.

From the University of New Hampshire Engaged Scholars Academy. This webpage is from a module of a workshop series on engaged scholarship. A resource providing exercises to consider when documenting engaged scholarship is provided in the webpage's links.

From the Community-Campus Partnerships for Health. This webpage provides a list of yournals that publish community-engaged scholarship. (Note: Many, but not all, of these journals are health-related in focus.)

From the National Collaborative for the Study of University Engagement at Michigan State University. This study explores the characteristics of faculty members who integrate their engagement into their work responsibilities.

From the National Collaborative for the Study of University Engagement at Michigan State University. This study discusses the variety of ways faculty members take part in scholarly engagement.

From the National Collaborative for the Study of University Engagement at Michigan State University. This study addresses the idea of having "constructive campus conversations about engaged scholarship in promotion and tenure."

From the Engagement Scholarship Consortium. This non-profit educational organization strives to "work collaboratively to build strong university-community partnerships anchored in the rigor of scholarship, and designed to help build community capacity." Their website provides information on engagement topics such as conferences and recognition awards.

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