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  • Evaluating Complex Scholarship in Today’s Academy (June 2018)

    Dates:

    June 1, 2018.  8:00 am - 5:00 pm.

    Location:

    Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, 219 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    This one-day workshop looks at best practices associated with evaluating reappointment, promotion, and tenure packages in today’s academy.

    • Features talks by national experts Dr. Julie Thompson Klein (Wayne State) and Dr. Holly Falk-Krzesinski (Elsevier) on national trends in scholarly evaluation
    • Provides information about local best practices at the unit and college levels
    • Fosters cross-campus discussion of scholarly evaluation standards and practices
    • Supports unit administrators in reflecting on their unit RPT by-laws and practices
    • Provides ideas and resources for evaluating new trends in scholarship and new contacts who can support continued reflection on RPT standards.

  • Michigan State University Outreach & Engagement Documents

    Description:

    The reports, guides, proceedings, and periodicals produced by MSU's Office of University Outreach and Engagement:

    help foster a national discussion about what it means for an institution to meet its responsibilities both to the public and to scholarship through community engagement;
    address questions regarding the responsibility of public universities to the constituencies and society they serve;
    help implement the University’s commitment to serving the public with the knowledge resources of a major research university.

  • MSU Talks: Guest Researcher Speaker Series (Fall 2017)

    Dates:

    • Thursday, September 28, 2017: Robert Hazen
    • Tuesday, October 24, 2017: Ted Chiang
    • Thursday, October 26, 2017: Neil Shubin

    Location:

    Room 115, International Center, 427 North Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    MSU's Office of the Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Studies presents a speaker series each semester. The Fall 2017 series includes:

    • Robert Hazen, Director, Deep Carbon Observatory; Senior Research Scientist, Carnegie Institution of Washington’s Geophysical Laboratory; and Clarence Robinson Professor of Earth Science at George Mason University: "The Deep Carbon Observatory"
    • Ted Chiang, award winning author of "Story of Your Life," which was adapted into the 2016 movie, "Arrival."
    • Neil Shubin, Senior Advisor to the President and Robert R. Bensley Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, The University of Chicago; Professor, Committee on Evolutionary Biology, Committee on Stem Cell, Regenerative and Developmental Biology, The University of Chicago; and Research Associate, Department of Geology, The Field Museum of Natural History: "Your Inner Fish and the Universe Within"
  • National Collaborative for the Study of University Engagement

    Location:

    Kellogg Center, Room 93, Garden Level, 219 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The National Collaborative for the Study of University Engagement was developed to stimulate a greater understanding of how university engagement enhances faculty scholarship and community progress. The center addresses the full spectrum of issues surrounding faculty outreach and engagement work, including:

    • Defining outreach and engagement and seeking national alignment on the meaning and scope of the nomenclature.
    • Assessing faculty perceptions of their outreach and engagement work and how they compare to the University's outreach and engagement mission.
    • Developing measurement and benchmarking criteria for outreach and engagement (locally and nationally).
    • Studying processes and impacts of university-community collaborations.
    • Analyzing community contributions to engagement and scholarship.
    • Investigating practices and policies that enable universities and colleges to weave outreach and engagement into their institutional fabric and faculty promotion and tenure systems.
    • Providing incentives for faculty to evaluate their work as engaged scholars.
    • Defining areas of ongoing research.
    • Conducting literature reviews and writing for Web site dissemination.
    • Presenting and publishing the Center's work.

    The site offers documents, archived and future conferences and events, tools for measurement and assessment, and links to national initiatives.

  • Summer Intensive on Community-Engaged Scholarship (June 2018)

    Dates:

    June 4 - 8, 2018

    Location:

    Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, 219 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    This week-long intensive is for early career, tenure-track faculty and advanced graduate students seeking faculty or staff positions in higher education. The Summer Intensive includes interactive workshops, lunches in disciplinary clusters and senior community-engaged scholars, site visits to community partners and dedicated time to develop your own community engagement materials (i.e., research proposals, service-learning syllabi, promotion and tenure documents).

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