Creative Work | The School of Visual Communication Design Handbook | Kent State University

Creative Work

Faculty must be able to document the impact of the work beyond engagement in personal artistic endeavors. The merit of Scholarship in this area will be determined by a number of factors including:

A: Acceptance of work in competitions/exhibitions

  • Weighted according to the stature of the sponsoring organization (local/regional/national/international)
  • The scope and stature of participants (local/regional/national/international)
  • Peer reviewed vs. non-peer reviewed
  • Professional reputation of the juror(s) and/or curator
  • Acceptance rates
  • Critical reviews
  • Other key indicators to the merit of the work.

B: Reproduction and distribution of work by an outside body

  • Weighted according to the stature of the organization, publication, publisher, and/or author (local/regional/national/international)
  • The distribution of content (local/regional/national/international)
  • Peer reviewed vs. non-peer reviewed
  • Acceptance rates
  • Context of reproduction
  • Critical reviews
  • Other key indicators that define the merit of the work.

C: Commissions

  • Weighted according to the stature of the patron or organization
  • The scope of project (public vs. private)
  • Other key indicators that define the merit of the work.

D: Collections and Archives

  • Weighted according to the stature of the collection or archive (regional, national, international)
  • The scope of project (public vs. private)