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A. Policy: The University supports a Faculty Scholarship Center. The mission of the Faculty Scholarship Center is
to promote the preparation of students through the encouragement and facilitation of the faculty’s
professional growth and scholarship in the areas of discovery, teaching, application, and integration. The
director of the Faculty Scholarship Center serves as member of the Faculty Development Policies Committee
and reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Faculty Development Policies Committee oversees
the activities of the Faculty Scholarship Center and advises the director.
B. Procedures
1. The Faculty Scholarship Center is faculty run and driven.
2. The director of the Faculty Scholarship Center is appointed for a three year, renewable by the Vice
President for Academic Affairs upon recommendation of the Faculty Development Policies Committee
from nominees submitted by the faculty. The director shall be a full time member of the faculty in a
tenured or tenure track position employed 2/3 time by the Faculty Scholarship Center, while maintaining
a minimum teaching load of one course per semester, or 1/3 time teaching. The director shall be replaced
in his or her department for teaching and other load responsibilities. The director is a permanent voting
member of the Faculty Development Policies Committee during her or his tenure as director.
3. The Faculty Scholarship Center will be only indirectly connected to performance review. Individual
faculty members may request services from the center that will enhance her or his review process in
areas related to scholarship. However, the Faculty Scholarship Center will not function as an evaluation
center.
4. The model upon which the Faculty Scholarship Center is based, and a listing of various activities related
to the scholarship of teaching, discovery, application, and integration is available in the Faculty
Scholarship Center.

Last modified: March 15, 2018