Scholarly work that is accepted or in press can be included in the evaluation of a faculty member’s scholarship. In press requires acceptance of the publication from the editor and when possible, recognition of a proposed timeline for publication. Work that is in progress, being revised, or submitted and under review are not to be included as it will not be considered. In order to judge the creative activity from one merit period to the next, faculty are to create a table (see Table 1) to demonstrate specific accomplishments during this merit period. Previous merit submissions will be used during each review process to assist with the assessment of current accomplishments.

For Scholarship and Research, the extent, quality, and impact of one’s work (e.g., scholarly publications and presentations) are considered. If desired, but within one single-spaced page, information highlighting the significance of one’s scholarly endeavors may be included.

Table 1:  Summary Table for Scholarship


Caution:  Do not include any articles/chapters/books/editorial work/other publications listed as “in press” last year.




Current Merit period


In press articles/chapters/

books/editorial work, other publications








Editorial work


Other publications


Invited presentations


Presentations – International* (must occur outside of North America to be considered international)


Presentations  -- National


Presentations – Regional


Presentations – State or local


Other Scholarship, such as grants



Note: If any publications or presentations are co-authored, percentages of responsibility should be included; acceptance rates and/or journal impact factors of publications, if known, should also be included.