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Making Impact Visible with Dr. KerryAnn O'Meara

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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This special event is open to all University of Richmond faculty.

Each year candidates for tenure and promotion struggle to show the impact of community-engaged scholarship and committees struggle to assess it, especially when the greatest impacts lie outside traditional benchmarks. In this workshop, we consider why this happens drawing on work from behavioral economics, social psychology, and faculty careers and reward systems. We then consider together the different kinds of impact engaged scholarship might have and how to put those impacts in context for evaluation. We also brainstorm new ways policy and practice might be changed to make the impacts of community-engaged faculty activity visible and “count” in faculty evaluation.

Dr. KerryAnn O’Meara is a Professor of Higher Education at the University of Maryland, College Park and the 2020 President of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE). She has published and presented widely on issues related to equitable academic reward systems and workload policies and improving systems to recruit, retain and advance a diverse faculty involved in multiple forms of scholarship. 

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