The Faculty Scholarship Grid helps to identify examples of how accomplishment can be demonstrated in each of the various academic scholarship areas. The goals of the APT Scholarship Grid are to:
- delineate and categorize the performance criteria required for promotion
- facilitate customization for each faculty member based on their work
- recognize the differences in performance and characteristics of accomplishment
The grid enables each faculty member and Department Chair (or designee) to proactively customize academic effort by designating the weighting of the key factors (seen in the vertical axis – research, education, integration, application, administration, and clinical care). Satisfactory academic performance can then be evaluated prospectively on previously designated areas of academic concentration.
The APT Scholarship Grid lists the areas of academic accomplishment used in determining faculty promotion down the left side.
- discovery and research effort
- integration of new knowledge
- application of knowledge to addressing problems
- studying the process of education
- Post doc
- Clinical care innovation
The evaluation categories for assessing accomplishment and excellence are delineated along the top. These include:
- Assessment of the reputation of the faculty member
- Degree of service to the University and the profession
- Quality of mentoring
- Significant collaboration
The contents of the “cells” are suggested ways one can demonstrate accomplishment in the various categories. These are meant to be examples, not the only accomplishment that could occur in each area. The four major areas (grey colored rows) contain content which applies to all the subcategory rows below them. Metrics specific to one of the subcategories are listed in the corresponding “cell”.
It is expected that faculty will have significant accomplishment in some areas and small or no effort in others. Faculty are expected to have some accomplishment in at least one “cell” in each of the “evaluation” columns, but clearly not in all “rows”.
As the faculty member advances in rank, it is expected that the quality of the accomplishment reflected in the “cells” will increase. For example, an Assistant Professor may list a platform presentation invitation as an accomplishment in the “reputation” column, whereas a Professor might include a “Named” lecture. Both reflect reputation, with the latter being more prestigious and more likely only to occur after a long career of accomplishment.