Interpretation of Recommendations

A faculty member is expected to demonstrate outstanding performance in the area designated first in the title of their track. For example, an Educator-clinician would demonstrate outstanding performance in education and a Clinician-educator in clinical activities. All faculty are expected to demonstrate scholarly activity, usually related to the faculty member’s primary area of responsibility, for example, education for an Educator-clinician.

Application of a broader definition of scholarship will:

  1. Establish a mechanism and criteria for faculty to demonstrate scholarship in the area in which they spend most of their time, teaching or clinical care. 
  2. Encourage faculty to engage in scholarly activity that fosters excellence in their primary areas of responsibility, rather than encouraging them to write and publish simply to meet promotion requirements.