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Education Department Statement on Scholarship

Scholarship is an integral part of the work of faculty in the Luther College Education Department and as a social science, takes the same form as it does in other social sciences – research and theory resulting in books, articles, and presentation papers.  Because of the complexity of education, faculty may demonstrate scholarly work, individually or collaboratively, in at least three out of the five following areas:

1.      Conferences/Professional Organizations:  Faculty should engage in presentations selected through a peer-review process at state, national, or international level conferences related to the discipline.  These formats may include the presentation of a paper, panel membership, or poster presentation.

2.      Faculty should share their research with schools, teachers, parents, and others through district/regional/national/international workshops, training sessions, or consultations.

3.      Faculty should publish a minimum of at least one of the following through a peer reviewed process:  papers, monographs, chapters, books, articles, and/or reviews.

4.      Faculty should engage in peer reviewing by serving as a peer reviewer for publishers, grants, journals, or professional conferences.

5.      Faculty should engage in active field work through participation in state, national, or international accreditation review, site visit teams, or other teams charged with the accreditation review of teacher education programs.

(March 30, 2012)