Promotion and Tenure Survey
Executive Summary - Spring 2018
Summary of Findings
faculty members have more confidence that Community
Engaged Teaching (CET) and Community
Engaged Research (CER) are valued by individuals (chairs and deans)
compared to committees of their peers (departmental and university). Value of CER was rated slightly lower across all Promotion
& Tenure (PT) committees.
respondents indicated they were only “slightly knowledgeable” to “moderately
knowledgeable” on the five key qualities of CET and the eight key qualities of CER. Two of the five key
qualities of CET had a mode of “not
knowledgeable at all,” whereas five of the CER key qualities also had a similar mode.
Committee was frequently assessed as to valuing CET and CER “None at
All” or “A Little” by numerous demographics (PT Committee last 5 years; CCBL programs; CET experience; Tenure
who have participated in CCBL programs, done CET work, and/or CER work indicate higher levels of knowledge of Community Engagement (CE) principles on CET and CER compared to those
who have not.
College of Health and College of Education and Human Services faculty members
consistently indicated higher levels of knowledge of CE principles on CET andCER compared to other colleges.
members who indicated experience with CET or CER were more likely to be
encouraged to pursue CET and CER during their initial PT window.
who indicated experience with CET and CER were more likely to be on a PT committee within the last five
Recommendations Based on Findings
- Develop a
training program for Chairs, Deans, and University PT committee that highlights components of high-quality CET and CER work.
- Work with
colleagues from Brooks College of Health and College of Education and Human
Services to be a part of the working group, as they generally indicated higher
levels of knowledge associated with CE principles.
more individuals to be involved with PT processes who have done CET and CER as a part of their own research
agendas and/or teaching pedagogy.
pool of faculty members who participate in existing CCBL professional
development programming, to assist with fostering competence in CE principles.
some type of recommendation system through Chairs, Deans, University PT
hundred and twenty (220) surveys were completed leading to return of
38.7%. Over half of the respondents were
from the College of Arts & Sciences (107, 51.2%). A plurality of respondents indicated they
received their terminal degree within the last 6-15 years (89, 43.0%). Those who identify as “Woman | Female |
Feminine” were slightly over-represented in the data (51.7% compared to 46.8%)
and Faculty of Color were under-represented (14.9% compared to 19%).
- CCBL =
Center for Community-Based Learning
- CE =
- CER =
Community Engaged Research
- CET =
Community Engaged Teaching
- PT =
Promotion & Tenure
A copy of the Promotion and Tenure Executive Summary can be obtained by contacting the Center for Community-Based Learning.