Economics, Accounting and Management Department - Management Statement on Scholarship

Management Program Statement on Scholarship (March 2018)

What forms of scholarship define the work of those in your department at their best?

The department believes that faculty scholarship should reflect the value that is placed on teaching excellence and commitment to undergraduate education.  However, faculty can be engaged in other forms of scholarship such as scholarship of application, integration, and discovery.  We view scholarship in two groups with common examples listed below:

Peer-reviewed Scholarship

o   Publication of journal articles

o   Presentations at professional and/or teaching conferences

o   Publication in conference proceedings

o   Publication of case studies or pedagogy tools

o   Publication of cases designed for classroom use

o   Poster session presentations

o   Grant applications funded

Professional Enrichment

o   Participation in professional and/or teaching conferences

o   Earning professional credentials

o   Maintaining professional credentials through continuing education

o   Membership in professional organizations

o   Completion of additional industry certification awarded by a recognized national/international organization

o   The completion of an industry practicum(s) that supports the faculty’s professional competencies and effective teaching

What forms of peer review-including those beyond the Luther campus-are appropriate for that work?

As a department, we recognize the following forms of peer-reviewed work:

·         External peer view (e.g. blind review)

·         Expertise acknowledged by peers and /or organizations

·         Grant applications funded

·         New and on-going certification through professional associations

Examples of this work may include:

·         Acceptance of a paper for conference presentation.  

·         An invited presentation at a professional association or organization.

·         A competitive grant submitted and funded.

·         Completion of an industry certification awarded by a recognized national/international organization

In addition to peer-reviewed scholarship and professional enrichment, faculty members can also show evidence of scholarship by:

·         Publishing reviews of books or reviewing articles for publication.

·         Presenting student/faculty collaborative cases at professional conferences.

·         Serving as an invited lecturer or discussant at a professional conference.

·         Serving in a leadership role or reviewing competitive papers for presentation at state, regional, or national conferences or organizations.

·         Chairing a track at a professional conference

·         Serving as an invited external program reviewer.

·         The completion of an industry practicum(s) that supports their professional competencies and effective teaching.

·         Developing test or homework questions for textbooks or national certification tests in the faculty member’s discipline.

How can you encourage and enable your colleagues to see that such work bears fruit in their teaching?

  • Discussions with colleagues about the learning generated from the scholarly activities that can be transferred to their classrooms.
  • Setting goals with each colleague on the scholarly activities for each academic year.
  • Providing resources to colleagues to support their scholarly activities.

What depth and range of achievement in scholarship at the third year, tenure review, and application for promotion to full professor should distinguish the work of Luther faculty?

Scholarship in each of these categories can be achieved in a number of ways. The plan developed at the third-year review stage by the faculty member and department head will identify scholarship activities that apply to the tenure decision. Promotion to full professor requires evidence of scholarship and professional enrichment that goes beyond the standards required for tenure and promotion to associate professor. The department believes senior faculty should be held to a standard that recognizes commitment to continued scholarship and professional competence. 

Third Year Review

o   The faculty member will work with the department head and colleagues to develop a scholarship plan.

o   The faculty member will continue to develop professional competencies and effective teaching strategies by attending professional conferences, workshops and lectures.

o   The faculty member must show a record of membership in professional organizations in the faculty member’s discipline.

o   The faculty member must achieve and/or maintain any credentials agreed upon at the time of hire.

Tenure and Promotion

o   The faculty member must show evidence of peer-reviewed scholarship.  This scholarship should be consistent with goals established at the third-year review stage.

o   The faculty member must demonstrate a record of attendance at professional conferences, workshops and lectures related to their discipline and/or effective teaching.

o   The faculty member must show a record of membership in professional organizations in the faculty member’s discipline.

o   The faculty member must maintain any credentials agreed upon at the time of hire.

o   If obtaining additional professional certifications are part of the faculty member’s scholarship plan the faculty member must show progress towards obtaining the certification.

Promotion to full professor

  • The faculty member must show evidence of peer-reviewed scholarship that has occurred since tenure. 
  • The faculty member must demonstrate a record of attendance at professional conferences, workshops and lectures in the faculty member’s discipline and/or on effective teaching.

o   The faculty member must show a record of membership in professional organizations in the faculty member’s discipline.

o   The faculty member must maintain any credentials agreed upon at the time of hire.