MSU’s Doberneck to give lecture on engaged scholarship in promotion, tenure Nov. 5

Course Transformation Project,Faculty Engagement in conjunction with Outreach, Engagement and Information Technologies Division, is inviting faculty members, departmental chairs and deans to upcoming talk by Diane M. Doberneck from Michigan State University (MSU) titled “Engaged Scholarship in Promotion and Tenure.”

The talk will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5, in the Sky Room of the Holmes Student Center. Check-in and a continental breakfast will begin at 8:30 a.m.

As part of the Vision 2020 initiative, Northern Illinois University strives to increase engagement among students, faculty, the institution and our community. The lack of a common language for talking meaningfully about outreach and engagement makes it difficult for scholars and administrators to effectively document and evaluate engaged initiatives.

Diane M. Doberneck

Diane M. Doberneck

Dr. Doberneck will share MSU’s faculty successful integration of engaged scholarship with their other institutional responsibilities and its value in relation to tenure and promotion. She will explain different revisions in P&T policy nationally and how some of these ideas might be useful at NIU.

Diane Doberneck, PhD, is a research specialist at the National Collaborative for the Study of University Engagement and an adjunct assistant professor in the Liberty Hyde Bailey Scholars Program. Doberneck won MSU’s First Annual Curricular Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Award in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources in 2008 and the H. Paul Roberts Award for Distinguished Service in Study Abroad Programs in 2011 for her international engagement work.

Reservations are requested by noon Wednesday, Oct 31, and can be made by visiting engage@niu.edu.

Deans, department chairs and faculty members with curricular engagement are especially encouraged to attend.

For more information, contact Michaela Friedrichova in the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning at (815) 753-8155 or mfriedrichova@niu.edu.

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