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Vol. 15 No. 3: 2010 National Outreach Scholarship Conference: Sustaining Authentic Engagement

Tips for Constructing a Promotion and Tenure Dossier that Documents Engaged Scholarship Endeavors

September 21, 2011


The growth of the community engagement movement in higher
education over the past 2 decades has resulted in more faculty
member interest and practice in engaged scholarship. As more
institutions value this work, faculty members are looking for
ways to enhance the effectiveness of their engaged scholarship
dossiers for promotion and tenure. This article summarizes content
from a workshop on strengthening the engaged scholarship
dossier offered by the author in a variety of venues. The author
provides an overview of the engaged scholarship dossier context,
explains why a focus on documenting engaged scholarship is
important, outlines four steps for documenting engaged scholarship
in the academic dossier, and lists best practices for faculty
members building their engaged scholarship dossiers.