Community engagement can play a role in helping faculty fulfill research, teaching and scholarship duties. Many universities throughout the country are recognizing the importance of community engagement in the tenure and promotion process by suggesting ways to include this work in faculty portfolios. Here are several resources that document how service can be successfully integrated into the tenure and promotion process.
- The Community-Engaged Scholarship Toolkit assists graduate students and faculty in documenting their community-engaged scholarship and produce strong portfolios for promotion and tenure.
- Resources to support faculty with community-engaged teaching and research from the Engagement Scholarship Consortium.
- 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.
- 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.
- Moore, T. L., Ward, K. (2008). Documenting engagement. Faculty perspectives on self-representation. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 12(4),5-27.
- Faculty development toolkit (Campus Compact)
- 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.