School Faculty members are committed to the generation and dissemination of knowledge about education, professional development, and related areas of inquiry that contribute to the development of effective educational and scholarly theory, policy, and practice. In their efforts to produce such advanced knowledge, the Faculty pursues internal and external sources of support and collaborates often to facilitate research and development activities.

School Faculty is dedicated to engaging in multiple forms of scholarly activity and research that informs practice. These activities include but are not limited to: the publication of articles, chapters, books, and monographs, as well as the production of digital media; presentations at meetings of professional organizations, learned societies, and government committees; and editorial work for journals and publishing companies. Many of these activities are appropriately accomplished by a Faculty member working independently, but other activities might require collaboration with Faculty colleagues in the School and across campus, with peers at other academic institutions, and with School and College practitioners. Indeed, shared interests, work activities, and responsibilities often result in enhanced professional development for all parties involved, including joint publications and presentations, a greater sense of School/ College/ University community, and facilitate sustained partnerships with local schools and colleges.