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FutureSTATE 2015 Progress Reports
RECRUIT AND RETAIN FACULTY
Initiative: Define service and outreach as follows: Service is largely dedication of our time and effort in support of university based, professional, civic, educational, and faith-based activities. (Other mutually agreed upon activities may be included in this definition.) Outreach delivers to clientele educational and research programs that strengthen their capacity to address critical agriculture, business, family and youth, community, and economic development issues impacting them. (Other mutually agreed upon education and research activities may be included in this definition.)
- It is the opinion of the Provost that we should not try to "define" service since while it is acceptable for faculty members to list civic and faith-based activities in their CVs or personal websites, it is not appropriate to list such activities on promotion and tenure forms or annual review forms. Furthermore, the Provost has now listed "Tips on Promotion and Tenure" on the Academic Affairs website that discusses the difference between service and the scholarship of engagement (this document has also been widely circulated at various p&t panels, etc.).