Dr. Timothy Eatman

Documenting Public Scholarship with Dr. Timothy Eatman

Inaugural Dean of the Honors Living-Learning Community, Associate Professor of Urban Education at the College of Arts and Sciences, Co-Director, Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life

We were pleased to have Dr. Timothy Eatman visit IUPUI in January 2017. He is an essential voice for teaching and encouraging IUPUI's faculty and graduate students engaged in Public Scholarship. IUPUI has declared community engagement one of its central goals, and therefore, Dr. Eatman's voice in knowledge creation in higher education can catalyze community engaged research at IUPUI. Dr. Eatman's work and that of Imagining America is toward improving conditions for current engaged faculty, and is a valuable resource for graduate education, pipeline, and campus diversity.

Dr. Eatman held three workshops on public scholarship and promotion and tenure during his visit in January 2017:

  • Demonstrating and Evaluating Quality Impact in Public Scholarship at a Research University
  • Public and Engaged Scholarship to Support Excellence in Teaching, Research, and Service (with IUPUI Faculty Panel)
  • Talking Tenure, Promotion, and Pathways to Engaged Scholarship: Breakfast Opportunity for Junior Faculty and Advanced Graduate Students
About Dr. Timothy Eatman
  • Biography

    Timothy K. Eatman, Ph.D. is the inaugural dean of the Honors Living Learning Community (HLLC) and professor of urban education at Rutgers University Newark. He also serves as Faculty Co-Director of Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life (IA). A national consortium of over 100 higher education institutions and community based partners working at the nexus of the cultural disciplines (humanities, arts and design) and community engagement, IA founded and initially headquartered at the University of Michigan and now at Syracuse University has been Tim’s primary network of operation and leadership for over a decade.

    An educational sociologist who earned the 2010 Early Career Research Award from the International Association for Research on Service Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) Tim was elected to its board of directors in 2016. He is a widely sought after speaker, workshop facilitator, and collaborator who has earned local, national and international recognition for his leadership in advancing our understanding of the multi-faceted impact of publicly engaged scholarship in the university of the 21st century.

    Tim has published in such venues as the Journal of Educational Finance and Readings on Equal Education, Diversity and Democracy, The Huffington Post, and has written several other book chapters and reports including the widely cited Scholarship in Public: Knowledge Creation and Tenure Policy in the Engaged University, a seminal IA research report on faculty rewards and publicly engaged scholarship. This work extends to a study of the aspirations and decisions of graduate students and early career scholars. He is co-editor of The Cambridge Handbook of Service Learning and Community Engagement. The core of Dr. Tim’s research takes up questions of equity in higher education and the larger society. Most recently he has been appointed to the design team for Truth Racial Healing & Transformation, a W.K. Kellogg Foundation multiyear Initiative.

    Navigating a range of conversations and collaborations critical to the amelioration of higher education, Tim strategically focuses his energy to participate in important efforts like The Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) Summer Institute on High Impact Practices which he has served as a faculty member for since its inception in 2011. He sits on the editorial board of University of Michigan Press - The New Public Scholarship book seriesUrban Education, Diversity, and Democracy and reviews for several scholarly journals and publications. Tim is a member of the Advisory Panel for the Carnegie Engagement Classification for Community Engagement.

    Tim received his Ph.D. in educational policy studies at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a master’s degree in college student development at Howard University, and a bachelor’s degree in early childhood development at Pace University. For more information about Dr. Eatman please see his webpages at http://timothykeatman.com.

Workshops
  • Public and Engaged Scholarship to Support Excellence in Teaching, Research, and Service with IUPUI Faculty Panel) - Jan. 24th, 2017

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

    This workshop serves to provide guidance on how to best prepare an effective dossier to support promotion for faculty with interests in public scholarship. Dr. Timothy Eatman, Syracuse University and co-director of Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life, will discuss the national context for conceptualizing public scholarship as expressions of excellence in research and teaching. A panel of successful senior faculty will offer advice on how to effectively document public scholarship in the dossier, including strategies for organizing information and expectations.

    Sponsor(s): Academic Affairs, Center for Service and Learning, The Faculty Learning Community on Public Scholarship, Office of Community Engagement

    Register here

  • Demonstrating and Evaluating Quality 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.

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

    Sponsor(s): Academic Affairs, Center for Service and Learning, The Faculty Learning Community on Public Scholarship, Office of Community Engagement

    Register here

  • 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.

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

    Sponsor(s): Academic Affairs, Center for Service and Learning, The Faculty Learning Community on Public Scholarship, Office of Community Engagement

    Register here

Resources
  • Scholarship in Public: Knowledge Creation and Tenure Policy in the Engaged University

    In 2008, Dr. Eatman worked with Imagining America and 20 presidents and deans to outline an initiative for higher education to recognize Promotion and Tenure for publically engaged scholars. This is an indispensible resource for any faculty or graduate student working in Public Scholarship to provide safeguards, tips, and best practices so that your knowledge creation is protected in the Promotion & Tenure process. Read the report here:Scholarship in Public: Knowledge Creation and Tenure Policy in the Engaged University.

    Scholarship in Public

  • Full Participation: Building the Architecture for Diversity and Community Engagement in Higher Education

    In 2011, Dr. Eatman was part of a team that composed this catalyst paper connecting public scholarship, communitiy engaged scholarship and equity, diversity, and inclusion as core components of the mission of higher education. Read the catalyst paper here:Full Participation: Building the Architecture for Diversity and Community Engagement in Higher Education

    Learn more about the project >>

  • Arc of Academic Career Bends Toward Publicly Engaged Scholarship (Chapter from Collaborative Futures: Critical Reflections on Publicly Active Graduate Education)

    Observing the American education system, Dr. Timothy Eatman characterizes it "as a rigid, adult-centered sorting system and bureaucratic enterprise." Critically, this system can be difficult to navigate for underprivileged students. Further, once college is achieved, the graduate role becomes increasingly important as a tool to challenge the system. Dr. Eatman asserts "that there are equally valid and important modes of knowledge production manifest in nonacademic contexts, and that these are essential to maximizing the knowledge-making enterprise." This is where publically engaged scholarship can play a major role at universities nationally. Public scholarship can unite the academic and the community in a mutually beneficial knowledge creation. Read more:http://graduateschool.syr.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/CFuturesChap1.pdf
Learn more 
Pathways to Excellence in Public Scholarship series >>
Faculty Learning Community on Public Scholarship >>