Professional Development/Research

The Regional College expects tenure-track faculty members to engage in scholarly pursuits.  Candidates for reappointment should demonstrate clear plans for a research program and should produce evidence of refereed publications and/or presentations.  By the time an AB faculty stands for tenure, clear evidence of regular participation in scholarly accomplishments, per the following potential categories, shall be presented.

Evidence of accomplishments in the area of professional development/scholarship include, but is not limited to, the following items.  

  • Maintenance of professional credentials 
  • Authorship or co-authorship of technical/professional refereed article in professional publication, including professionally affiliated ejournal
  • Authorship or co-authorship of chapter(s) in technical/professional books
  • Authorship or co-authorship of technical/professional non-refereed articles 
  • Authorship or co-authorship of technical/professional book
  • Authorship or co-authorship in other categories, e.g., book reviews, professional newsletters, professional websites, and other professional publications
  • Authorship or co-authorship of patents or patent applications
  • Presentations in professional meetings (oral or poster) in own discipline
  • Contributions to professional newsletters, websites, and other professional publications
  • Funded proposals (RFPs)
  • Unfunded or pending proposals (RFPs)
  • Professional experience (e.g. consulting, paid or unpaid), w/documentation vis-à-vis resultant professional growth
  • Professional development (attending courses, conferences, or workshops; internship; chairing sessions)
  • Textbook reviewer or author of supplemental materials for an existing textbook
  • Extensive upgrade or acquisition of additional professional credentials
  • Extensive upgrade or new academic credentials
  • Authorship of technical/professional refereed article in conference proceedings
  • Editorship of a refereed journal or reviewer of refereed journal articles
  • Awards (outstanding scholar award, membership by invitation in honor societies)
  • Software development