Center for Faculty Innovation

Reward System Practices (May Symposium/ Workshop)

Thu, 12 May 2016 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:  East Campus Dining Hall, Montpelier Room

Full Title:  Reward System Practices to Support Diverse Faculty and Diverse Forms of Scholarship (Workshop) 

Today, most promotion and tenure processes have embedded organizing practices that maintain inequality, especially for newer forms of scholarship, such as community engaged and interdisciplinary scholarship, and for women and under-represented minority faculty.  In this workshop, KerryAnn identifies specific reforms that can make reward systems more equitable for newer forms of scholarship and diverse faculty. We will engage in an audit exercise to understand the areas of strength and challenge in existing practice and consider ways in which departments, colleges and the university might proceed to put new practices in place in areas where there is currently little or no support for important faculty work tied to university mission.

Faculty participants will make progress toward these program outcomes:

  • Completing an institutional audit created by O'Meara to diagnose areas of strength and need for reform in supporting diverse faculty and diverse scholarship
  • Increasing awareness of areas where interested parties might concentrate in future reform efforts, and
  • Learning of some specific reforms put in place by other institutions.

Faculty participants will make progress toward these scholarship outcomes:

  • Appreciating the diverse forms, purposes, and communication modes of scholarship in higher education, and
  •  Practicing the integration of scholarship with teaching and other career aspirations.

Faciltator:  KerryAnn O’Meara, Ph. D., University of Maryland, College Park  

Dr. O'Meara is also giving a Scholarly Talk over lunch prior to this workshop.  Click here for information.

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