Faculty Incentive Resources

Service-learning can play a role in helping faculty fulfill research, teaching, and service duties. Many universities throughout the country are recognizing the importance of service-learning in the tenure and promotion process by suggesting ways to include service-learning into faculty portfolios. Here are several resources that document how service can be successfully integrated into the tenure and promotion process.

  • Ellison, J. & Eatman, T. (2008). Scholarship in public: Knowledge creation and tenure policy in the engaged university. Imagining America, Syracuse University.
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  • Forbes, B. A., Wasburn, M. H., Crispo, A. W., Vandeveer, R. C. (2008). Teaching service learning: What’s in it for faculty at research universities? Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 12(2), 29-43.
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  • Abes, E.S., Jackson, G., & Jones, S. R. (2002). Factors that motivate and deter faculty use of service-learning. Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 9, 5-17.
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  • Moore, T. L., Ward, K. (2008). Documenting engagement. Faculty perspectives on self-representation. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 12(4),5-27.
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  • “Playing it Smart: Promotion and Tenure Issues in Service-Learning” by Dr. Marybeth Lima, Louisiana State University
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  • A Comprehensive Bibliography Outlining Faculty Barriers to Civic Engagement
    Source: Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education at the University of Michigan, January 2009.
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  • Strategies for creating an engaged campus: Faculty development, an advanced service-learning toolkit (Campus Compact)
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  • O’Meara, K. (2003). Reframing incentives and rewards for community service-learning and academic outreach. Journal of Higher Education Outreach & Engagement, 8(2), 201-220.
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  • O’Meara, K. (2006). Encouraging multiple forms of scholarship in faculty reward systems: Have academic cultures really changed? (pp. 77-96). In J. Braxton (Ed.), Analyzing faculty work and rewards: Using Boyer’s four domains of scholarship. New Directions for Institutional Research, 129
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  • O’Meara, K., & Jaeger, A. (2007). Preparing future faculty for faculty engagement: History, barriers, facilitators, models and recommendations. Journal of Higher Education Outreach & Engagement, 11(4), 3-26.
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Last Updated: 9/12/14