Faculty & Staff Programs

Consultations and Convenings

Pathways to Excellence in Public Scholarship

pathwaysJoin colleagues for a series of panel presentations and workshops during the 2016-17 academic year designed to advance our collective understanding of the practices and assessment of public scholarship.

Workshop Series 2016-2017

  • Articulating your Scholarly Identity: Situating your Scholarly Work Across the Spectrum of Community-Engaged Scholarship - Oct. 13th, 2016

    Date: Thursday, October 13th, 2016
    Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Location: University Library 1116

    All faculty seeking tenure need to craft a foundational story of who they are as scholars and practitioners. This story is woven into the cover letter and integrated through other sections of the dossier. For early career faculty attracted to community engagedment as a core dimension of their teaching, research or public service work, crafting their story is particularly significant as colleagues, mentors, and peers may not be familiar with the diverse roots, practices, and methods associated with community engaged scholarship. In this session, join a panel of scholars as they share their personal pathways for developing a career as a community engaged scholar and the utility of identity mapping as an early career strategy and to aid dossier development.

    Presenters: Drs. Mary F. Price, Ross Silverman, Katie Stanton-Nichols, and Youngbok Hong, members of the IUPUI Faculty Learning Community

  • Collaborative Relationship Mapping: A Planning and Documentation Tool for the Community Engaged Scholar - Jan.12th, 2017

    Date: Thursday, January 12th, 2017
    Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Location: University Library 2115J

    Documenting evidence of the qualitative dimensions of community relationships is critical to demonstrating excellence in public scholarship across teaching, research, and public service. "Collaborative Relationship Mapping" (CoIRM) is a workshop-based mapping and reflection method that pre-tenure faculty can draw upon to develop evidence of networks and nodes of potential impact. Grounded in research on academic community partnerships, CoIRM engages participants to draft, graphically encode, and interpret their relationships. Candidates can use the resulting CoIRM data and maps:

    • to inform the development of their personal statement,
    • as a source of supplemental evidence specific to core projects addressed in the dossier, and/or
    • as planning documents for use with mentors and committee members,
    • as formative assessment evidence to identify preliminary points of strength and areas for growth in partnership practice that can be targeted for evaluation and peer review.

    During this session, participants will get the opportunity to produce their own maps, review samples produced by faculty, and discuss ways to use the data in their own tenure planning. 

    Presenter: Dr. Mary F. Price, PhD., Director of Faculty Development, Center for Service and Learning and Pam Napier, Assistant Professor, Herron School of Art and Design

  • Public and Engaged Scholarship to Support Excellence in Teaching, Research, and Service - Jan. 24th, 2017

    Date: Thursday, January 24th, 2017
    Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
    Location: Campus Center Room 409

    This workshop is designed for faculty with public scholarship as the area of endeavor.

    Presenters: IUPUI Faculty Panel and Dr. Timothy Eatman, Associate Professor, Education, Syracuse University and Co-director, Imagining America: Arists and Scholars in Public Life

  • Demonstrating and Evaluating Quality and Impact in Public Scholarship at a Research University - Jan. 24th, 2017

    Date: Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
    Time: 2:30 - 5:00 pm
    Location: University Library 1116

    The dossiers of faculty who use public scholarship can at times confound promotion and tenures committees seeking to offer fair and informed appraisals of quality and impact of products submitted for review.  Likewise, those serving in the pivotal role of external reviewers may not be fully informed as to how to best evaluate public scholarship. Join Dr. Timothy K. Eatman, Associate Professor of Higher Education at Syracuse University and co-Director of Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life and members of the IUPUI Faculty Learning Community on Public Scholarship to:

    • examine national trends related to evaluating quality in products that meet the criteria of public scholarship.
    • learn from campus colleagues in the School of Liberal Arts, Physical Education, and Tourism Management, who will present case studies on how community engagement and public scholarship are now addressed in their school Promotion and Tenure guidelines.
    • provide feedback on materials and resources developed to date by the IUPUI Faculty Learning Community.
    • contribute to the campus effort to improve the recruitment, retention, support, and promotion of faculty committed to public scholarship and community engagement.

    Presenter: Dr. Timothy Eatman, Associate Professor, Education, Syracuse University, and Co-director, Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life

    Audience: Interested faculty and faculty who serve on promotion and tenure committees at the campus, school or department level, and Department Chairs.

  • Talking Tenure, Promotion, and Pathways to Engaged Scholarship: Breakfast Opportunity for Junior Faculty and Advanced Graduate Students - Jan. 25th, 2017

    Date: Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
    Time: 8:00 - 10:00 am
    Location: Hine Hall 219

    Scholars face a number of questions as opportunities and approaches are weighed in scholarly work. Is community engagement an essential element of how you see your work as a scholar and educator? Are you nearing completion of your doctorate and unsure how to represent your interests in community engagement during the interview process? Are you in the first couple of years of your academic appointment and feeling that your colleagues may not fully understand your interest in community engagement or its relevance to your work as a teacher and scholar?  If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, then join Dr. Timothy Eatman and members of the IUPUI Faculty Learning Community on Public Scholarship for breakfast and informal conversation. Participants will connect to a community of scholars, gain insight into national trends related to public scholarship, and discuss resources and strategies that you can use to navigate the academic nuances as a community-engaged scholar.

    Presenter: Dr. Timothy Eatman, Associate Professor, Education, Syracuse University and Co-director, Imagining America: Arists and Scholars in Public Life

    Audience: Junior faculty of any appointment type, advanced graduate students

  • Strategies for Documenting Public Scholarship: Using Altmetrics and Qualitative Research - Feb. 16th, 2017

    Date: Thursday, February 16th, 2017
    Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
    Location: IAHI, University Library 4115P

    The goal of this workshop is to equip faculty engaged in public scholarship with strategies for strategically sharing scholarly products and engaging with key communities. A key element of co-producing with the community is ensuring that they have access to the resulting scholarly products. We will introduce strategies and tools for dissemination and sharing, gathering documentation, and presenting a range of evidence to demonstrate engagement and impact. Such strategies will capture engagement in both digital and physical environments. The workshop will include a mix of demonstration, hands-on activities, and discussion.

    Presenter: Heather Coates, Digital Scholarship and Data Management Librarian 

  • Assessing Community Partnership Perceptions of Impact in Your Public Scholarship - March 23rd, 2017

    Date: Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
    Time: Noon - 1:30 pm
    Location: IAHI, University Library 4115P

    Impact and significance are two essential criteria for the documentation of scholarship. For faculty engaged in teaching, research or public service that falls within the purview of public scholarship, documenting impact and excellence requires additional planning and creativity. In this session, join Dr. Elee Wood to discuss how to effectively document impact and significance in public scholarship using feedback solicited from community partners. As part of the discussion, Dr. Wood will share a tool she developed, and successfully deployed in her own tenure case, to assess community partner perceptions of project and collaboration impacts.

    Presenter: Dr. Elee Wood, Associate Professor, Public Scholar of Museums, Families, and Learning, and the Director of the Museum Studies Program

Series sponsors: Faculty Learning Community on Public Scholarship, Academic Affairs, Center for Service and Learning, Office of Community Engagement, and IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute