Center for Faculty Innovation

Equity-Minded Reform in Academic Rewards Systems (May Symposium)

Thu, 12 May 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location:  East Campus Dining Hall, Montpelier Room

A buffet lunch will be provided.  Pre-registration highly recommended.


It is commonplace for college campuses to say they foster inclusive excellence and support diverse faculty and diverse forms of scholarship. However, the rubber hits the road in academic reward systems. Too many institutions maintain narrow definitions of scholarship, criteria, metrics of impact, and systems of peer review that disregard, and devalue engaged scholarship and exclude the critical work of diverse faculty. This keynote session calls for all of us to work together toward reform of our academic reform systems—and provides concrete action steps to make this happen now. 

Faculty participants will make progress toward these program outcomes:

  • Gaining greater awareness of the challenges faced by faculty involved in engaged scholarship,
  • Gaining greater awareness of interdisciplinary and other newer forms of scholarship, and
  • Developing a greater sense of the ways in which reform systems might be amended to better support diverse faculty and forms of scholarship.

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 workshop in the afternoon following this scholalry talk.  Click here for information.

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