Promotion and tenure is an issue of critical importance to tenure-track faculty (and to those who support them). The policies and procedures regarding promotion and tenure at LSU are codified in PS-36T.
Faculty who practice service-learning are strongly encouraged to develop their programs in the context of the scholarship of engagement so that their efforts are fully recognized. There exists much literature on service-learning, the scholarship of engagement, and promotion and tenure. Major sources of information on these subjects are included below:
The National Service-Learning Clearinghouse has published several fact sheets for faculty members who wish to develop service-learning scholarship at http://www.servicelearning.org/instant_info/fact_sheets/he_facts/he_ops/. This site contains fact sheets on assessment, on raising funds, and on the evidence base for service-learning in higher education. Other sections included in this excellent site include: actions to consider when developing a plan for engaged scholarship; a list of places to publish service-learning scholarship; general resources on the scholarship of engagement; and articles of interest in this area.
The Clearinghouse and National Review Board for the Scholarship of Engagement offers the following services (excerpted from their web site):
- Provide consultation, training, and technical assistance to campuses who are seeking to develop or strengthen systems in support of the scholarship of engagement;
- Conduct forums, programs, and regional conferences on topics related to the scholarship of engagement;
- Provide a faculty mentoring program with opportunities for less experienced faculty to learn from the outreach experiences of more seasoned outreach scholars.
- Sponsor the National Review Board for the Scholarship of Engagement to provide external peer review and evaluation of faculty's scholarship of engagement.
CCELL staff are also available for individual faculty consultation regarding promotion and tenure and the scholarship of engagement. Please contact Marybeth Lima at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to make an appointment.