Using Community-Engaged Work in Support of Promotion and Tenure

Community Engagement · Professional Development

Want to learn more about community-engaged work?

Sign up for the April 11 session, “Nuts and Bolts of Community-Engaged Research

How can faculty ensure that their community-engaged teaching, scholarship, and research supports successful promotion and tenure?

Traditionally, academia identifies published professional articles (research and non-research), books, and book chapters as acceptable products that support tenure and promotion. Community-engaged work can result in these products, as well as non-traditional products such as technical reports, videos, artistic productions and community-focused literature. This session will discuss a variety of approaches by which both traditional and non-traditional products from engaged work can be crafted to support promotion and tenure.

As a result of attending this session, you will be able to:

  • Discuss areas of faculty responsibility related to teaching, research, and service that hold potential for engaged scholarship;
  • Plan community-engaged activities with promotion and tenure criteria in mind; and
  • Document products appropriately to meet the standards of promotion and tenure in the areas of teaching and research

Session Date

  • 9/29/2016

    Thursday, 12–1 p.m.
    TILL Classroom

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Presenter Bios

Henry R. Cunningham, Ph.D., is Director of Community Engagement, UofL Office of the Vice President for Community Engagement. He is involved with various aspects of engagement, including policy and protocol development, assessment and data analysis, and professional development on engaged scholarship. Dr. Cunningham is also an adjunct professor of Caribbean Studies and incorporates community-based learning in his course. He has numerous presentations as well as publications on community engagement. He is a co-founder of UofL’s International Service Learning Program, which won two national awards as the best program in international education and learning. Dr. Cunningham also served at the United Nations where he worked on educational issues for sustainable development in developing countries.

Vicki Hines-Martin, PhD, RN, FAAN, is Professor of Nursing and Director, Office of Health Disparities and Community Engagement, U of L School of Nursing; and Director, Office of Community Outreach, U of L Health Sciences Center. Dr. Hines-Martin teaches undergraduate and graduate nursing students. She has numerous publications and presentations focused on engaged research, teaching and, most recently completed the Global Mental Health Nursing (Yearwood & Hines-Martin, released 2016) text which is a collaboration with international nurses focused on mental health needs of global populations. Dr. Hines-Martin is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and the 2016 recipient of the U of L Distinguished Faculty Award for Service to the Community and the Commonwealth.

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