Center for Faculty Innovation

Reexamining Product-Oriented Academic Culture: Let’s Talk About The Process of Scholarship

Wed, 22 Feb 2023 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Reexamining Product-Oriented Academic Culture: Let’s talk About the Process of Scholarship 

In Person Roundtable: February 22, 2023 from 10am-12pm.

With an R2 University classification, some faculty have become more mindful about scholarly productivity. This roundtable will provide a space to conduct a genuine discussion on what it means to have an “excellent” rating in scholarship and how the current norms of scholarship and evaluation systems influence participants’ scholarly behaviors. The discussion will be centered around the process and stories of the participants’ scholarship rather than the products themselves. Participants will brainstorm values that drive their decisions, courses, and qualities of scholarship. The participants will work toward a values-based framework for research and scholarly evaluation in small groups. Some questions we will consider include:   

  • How has the meaning of scholarship productivity changed (or not) for you and your academic unit recently?   
  • How do the current norms of “excellent” scholarship influence your scholarly goals and behaviors?   
  • What are the core values that you would like to achieve through your scholarship?   
  • How do these values matter for your scholarship quality and excellence?   
  • How can we bring these values to shape academic and scholarly culture?  

Event Date & Time: 2/22 from 10am-12PM

Location: Rose Library

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Faculty participants will make progress toward the following program outcome:

  • Engaging in reflective practices about their faculty roles
  • Appreciating the diverse forms, purposes, and communication modes of scholarship in higher education 
  • Practicing the integration of scholarship with teaching and other career aspirations

CFI programs will be canceled automatically if JMU is closed for inclement weather.

Our programs are intended for JMU faculty or staff only! If you are a student or administrator and would like to attend please email with your request.

We want this program to be welcoming, accessible, and inclusive for all of our participants. Please describe any considerations (e.g., disability, wellness, cultural, etc.) you want us to know about in the registration survey. You may also reach out to us at or (540) 568-4846.

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