In order to champion publicly engaged scholarship we must define what we mean. This initiative intends to define engagement scholarship at UW Tacoma.
A workgroup will evaluate faculty development efforts in research, teaching, leadership and community engagement across UW Tacoma and recommend strategies for strengthening their organization and impact.
Faculty in each unit will consider (1) the inclusion of community engagement and related scholarly work in their unit-level promotion and tenure guidelines, and (2) overall alignment of promotion and tenure guidelines with the mission and strategic plan of UW Tacoma. (for both lecturer and tenure-track promotions)
We will develop a Research Advisory Council to serve as research advocates, guide policy, and provide input to the Office of Research and Academic Affairs in building the infrastructure necessary to support the scholarly work of faculty.
In order to support our public scholarship, we will create and maintain a database of journals that publish community engagement/public scholarship articles. These journals will be indexed and made available to our faculty to raise awareness of options for publishing.