Research and/or Creative Activity | The Fashion School Handbook | Kent State University

Research and/or Creative Activity

All faculty members in the School are expected to produce records of scholarship that reflect their disciplinary foci and the attributes of an individual faculty member’s scholarly activity may vary across sub-disciplines.  Indicators of a faculty member’s scholarship record include both quality and quantity of exhibitions and/or published work.   In addition to scholarly publications, creative scholarship, and funded research, other scholarly activities including but not limited to presenting at refereed professional meetings, presenting papers before learned societies, etc. should be considered.

Scholarship Rating

Research or Creative Scholarship is defined by:

Typical Accomplishments Corresponding to the Assessment

Excellent (5)

Record

with emerging national/international recognition

 

Demonstrated significant record of peer-reviewed publications and/or exhibitions.  Presentations at professional meetings with rigorous peer review criteria.  Invitations to give presentations/lectures/exhibitions.  Review of works featured in national/international journals.  Recognition by professional organizations at regional/national/international level.  Recognition of scholarly impact by peers in the profession.

Very Good

 (4)

Defined emphasis and emerging national recognition

Demonstrated consistent record of peer-reviewed publications and/or exhibitions.  Presentations at professional meetings with peer review criteria. 

Average (3)

Developing focus and active engagement

Some Publications and/or exhibitions.  Some Presentations at professional meetings/seminars. 

Fair

(2)

Unfocused direction and limited engagement

Occasional publications/exhibitions or meeting presentations.

Poor

 (1)

Undefined research program or creative practice

Few or no publications, presentations, exhibitions, or professional recognition.