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 Faculty Scholarship Focus Groups

The Faculty Scholarship Committee has organized focus groups to collect ideas on this subject from the faculty.  Gathering a wide selection of opinions and ideas is very important to us. 

We have scheduled focus groups by collegiate unit, because we think there may be common approaches within one collegiate unit that don't necessarily apply to another. If you can't make the session scheduled for your collegiate unit, however, please feel free to attend another.

  • CEHSP, Wednesday, July 9, 1-2:30 PM, KSC 355-57, Facilitators Jill Jenson and Peter Angelos
  • SFA, Wednesday, July 16, 1-2:30 PM, KSC 355-57, Facilitators Jill Jenson and Linda Deneen
  • LSBE, Wednesday, July 23, 1-2:30 PM, KSC 355-57, Facilitators Helen Mongan-Rallis and John Hamlin
  • CLA, Wednesday, July 30, 1-2:30 PM, KSC 264, Facilitators Helen Mongan-Rallis and Linda Deneen
  • SCSE, Wednesday, August 6, 1-2:30 PM, KSC 355-57, Facilitators John Hamlin and Linda Deneen
  • Open to All, Friday, September 5, 2-3:30 PM, KSC 355-57, Facilitators John Hamlin and Peter Angelos

We recognize that many faculty are not on contract during the summer months, but we hope you will participate in the process as much as you are able. Notice that the final focus group is scheduled in September, after the new contract period begins.

If you are unable to attend but have ideas to share with us, please print out the list of questions below and send them in to us.  You can also submit anonymous comments at this web site: http://www.d.umn.edu/faculty/fsc/.

We will also welcome contact outside of this focus group setting.  Feel free to contact any member of our committee to arrange a meeting with one or more of us.

Following the focus group sessions, our committee will be working hard to synthesize information and to develop the statement that the Chancellor has requested.  We hope that our work will help guide departments as they work to revise their 7.12 statements.

We intend to ask the following questions to frame our discussion.  Feel free to write your thoughts on this page and turn it into us.  This will augment the notes that we take during the sessions.

  1. What forms of scholarship are currently recognized within your department and collegiate unit as being appropriate to support a case for tenure or promotion?
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  3. What do you see as emerging forms of scholarship in your discipline that may not yet be fully accepted to support a case for tenure or promotion?
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  5. What are your ideas about how new forms of scholarship might be effectively documented and evaluated in order to count positively toward a promotion or tenure decision?
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  7. What existing or potential obstacles do you see in recognizing and assessing these new forms of scholarship.
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  9. Have we missed anything?
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