Community-Engaged Scholarship

In 2018, the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs and the Office for Public Engagement formed the Review Committee on Community-Engaged Scholarship. The Committee is composed of University of Minnesota-Twin Cities tenured faculty members from diverse disciplines and professional fields. Each member is a leading community-engaged scholar who has a distinguished record of scholarship produced through community-engaged research, teaching, and/or outreach.

Each year, University faculty who conduct community-engaged research and/or teaching and are approaching the promotion and tenure process are invited to attend an information session about the Review Committee on Community-Engaged Scholarship. At the session, participants review the University’s criteria for publicly engaged scholarship and describe the process for initiating a formal review. If faculty choose to initiate a review, they are then directed to complete an MOU and Declaration of Intent to Review. The purpose of the engaged scholar review is to provide an internal review of the scholarly portfolio of community-engaged scholars who are submitting their dossiers for consideration for promotion and/or tenure. The review provides an analysis of the quality and impact of scholarship, either holistically or in specific areas of research or teaching.

Invitations with registration information will be sent to faculty prior to each session. Additional information can be found at Office for Public Engagement.