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Expectations for Scholarship: Scholarly Activity/Grants

The following example as are taken from the School of Medicine Guidelines for Academic Promotion and/or the Award of Tenure.

Section 2: Scholarship and Research

Quality and quantity of published works (books, articles, chapters, reviews, abstracts etc.) or productions/exhibits; extramural grants & contracts received including the name of the granting agency and the amount of the award/contract, nature of journals in which written publications appear, originality and significance of the work; outside review of publications, and productions. In order to assess work in progress, the following should also be included in this section: submitted or in press abstracts and manuscripts and creative works in development, research support applied for, development of new teaching or research materials/methods, and activities contributing to personal professional development (e.g. participation in professional societies, professional certifications, CME credits, participation in workshops, conferences and training sessions)

Scholarship and Research activities include, but are not limited to:

Early Career, i.e., assistant professor level activities:

  • Publications concerning clinical or basic science research (evidence of significant contribution to publications)
  • Presentation (verbal or poster) of study results to local audiences
  • Evidence of application as principal investigator for locally or regionally-funded studies or contracts
  • Co-investigator status on major grants or projects
  • Publication of case reports and review articles on clinical and scientific topics. 
  • Involvement in the development, implementation and evaluation of clinical guidelines locally or regionally for a local, state or federal organization.
  • Contribution to policy development for the Institution or a local agency 
  • Contribution to State or other policy as a member of an expert team 

Mid Career, i.e., associate professor level activities:

  • Evidence of high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarly materials which demonstrate expertise in a defined field of study is expected. 
  • Clinical, educational, policy and/or basic science research publications in peer-reviewed journals and equivalent formats (senior author)
  • Extramural grants or contracts (principal investigator)
  • Patents or other evidence of acceptance of devices or procedures
  • Developing local or regional clinical guidelines and/or membership in group developing national guidelines or equivalent activity
  • Developing local or regional health policy and/or membership of group developing national policy.
  • Provision of reviews or ad hoc editorial services to professional publications
  • Authorship of book chapters, monographs, and other publications or electronic formats on topics in medicine or the related sciences.

Established CAREER, i.e., full professor level of activities:

Expectations include evidence of national or international recognition for scholarship in terms of a significant portfolio of high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarly products demonstrating major contributions to a field of study.

  • Substantial and significant published papers in medicine or the related sciences
  • Authorship of major books or other text or electronic formats relevant to medicine and the related sciences 
  • Invited presentations to prestigious gatherings
  • Regular oral or poster presentations at prestigious (competitive) national conferences 
  • Consistent success in obtaining extramural grants or contracts that are peer-reviewed and depend on scientific excellence.
  • Significant contributions to the development of other scholars and researchers
  • Contributing editor or regular writer for a major scientific publication

To Be Completed by Faculty Member

As you complete Section 2. Scholarly Activity/Grants of the Annual Faculty Assessment Summary Form, the following areas must be addressed:

  1. Goals and Objectives for the past calendar year (As listed in previous year's Annual Assessment under "Goals and Objectives for the future year")
  2. Faculty Member's Self-Assessment for past calendar year as related to "Goals and Objectives". (Include Honors, if any) 
  3. Goals and objectives for the future year

Consider the following activities:

  • Conducting original research
  • Grants related to divisional activities 
  • Developing patents, devices or procedures
  • Developing or testing clinical guidelines or similar techniques to improve clinical services
  • Developing public policy, quality assurance standards for medical discipline, or conducting related studies/reviews
  • Presentations and posters presented at local, regional, national and international meetings 
  • Editing and writing for scientific/clinical books, journals and other communication media
  • Synthesizing knowledge in book chapters, monographs and review articles
  • Describing cases, outcomes or other events that contribute to the recognition and/or understanding of health problems
  • Selection as a mentor in research leading to scholarly activities by students, residents, fellows and faculty members 
  • Honors related to scholarship 

Last modified: Oct 02, 2019
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