Discovery is at the heart of the university. We value and support a range of scholarly and
creative activity broadly defined: Discovery, integration, application, and teaching and
learning. Our focus on engaged scholarship bridges the gap between theory and practice.
Involving students in the scholarship of the institution enriches their experience and gives
our work relevance beyond our disciplines. Publicly engaged scholarship builds on mutually
beneficial partnerships and creates positive impacts beyond the campus and academy,
connecting the South Sound with the world at large.
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.
ALIGN P&T GUIDELINES WITH MISSION
Faculty in each unit will evaluate (1) how community engagement is addressed in unit-level
merit, promotion, and tenure guidelines, and (2) overall alignment of merit, promotion, and
tenure guidelines with the mission and strategic plan of UW Tacoma.
DEVELOPING INFRASTRUCTURE FOR RESEARCH
We will develop a Research Advisory Council to serve as research advocates, propose
policies for faculty approval, and provide guidance 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.