Community-Engaged scholarship is one way that faculty members can enhance their application for promotion and tenure. It involves developing a mutually beneficial partnership with the community that results in scholarship from teaching, discovery, integration, application, or engagement. Faculty members’ community-engaged initiatives may become part of their promotion and tenure considerations through the University’s Review Committee on Community-Engaged Scholarship.
An initiative of the University’s Office for Public Engagement and the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs, the Review Committee on Community Engaged Scholarship is composed of tenured professors from diverse disciplines at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. They have distinguished records of scholarship produced through community-engaged research, teaching and/or outreach. The committee offers guidance and feedback during a faculty member’s promotion and tenure process, including a dossier review and an evaluation of the quality and impact of the candidate’s community-engaged scholarship. The letter is submitted to the candidate’s promotion and tenure committee.