Promotion and Tenure
What consideration is given to service-learning within review, promotion, and tenure?
Service-learning is a potential way, among others, to demonstrate creative teaching and the ability to connect the classroom with the community beyond the campus green. It is not required that all faculty members use service-learning in their teaching, but the venturesome spirit of the pedagogy is appreciated.
Where is service-learning documented in review and tenure packages?
According to Dr. Ralph Pearson, Former Provost, "Service-learning, if done well, will be considered when evaluating the quality of teaching in a candidate’s application portfolio for third-year review, promotion and/or tenure.
According to the Duquesne University Faculty Handbook, service-learning can be considered an indicator of teaching excellence for research faculty (p. 28) and for clinical faculty (p. 30).