238886 Faculty for the engaged campus

Sunday, October 30, 2011: 8:00 AM

Sarena D. Seifer, MD , Community Campus Partnerships for Health, Seattle, WA
Community-engaged teaching and research are central to preparing future public health professions and understanding and addressing health disparities, yet our systems for preparing, recognizing and rewarding faculty who lead these efforts often undermine them. A series of national initiatives led by Community-Campus Partnerships for Health have been working to change promotion and tenure policies, facilitate peer reviewed publication of applied products of community-engaged scholarship and support faculty to gain the competencies they need to succeed in both doing and documenting community-engaged scholarship (CES). These initiatives have led to free, practical tools to support community-engaged faculty, including a toolkit for developing strong promotion and tenure portfolios, a guide for educating promotion and tenure committees about CES, a set of core competencies for CES, an mechanism for peer-reviewed publication and dissemination of diverse products of CES, and an online database of faculty mentors and portfolio reviewers.

Learning Areas:
Administration, management, leadership
Ethics, professional and legal requirements
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
*Distinguish between the definition, documentation and academic implications of community service, community engagement and community-engaged scholarship *Describe the components of a scholarly agenda and why it is important to develop one *Identify resources for community-engaged scholarship mentoring, professional development, publishing and funding

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have led a series of national initiatives that have incorporated service-learning into health professions education, developed community-based participatory research partnerships, convened community partners for peer support and advocacy, prepared faculty for community-engaged careers in the academy, aligned faculty promotion and tenure policies with community engagement, and created mechanisms for peer-reviewed publication of diverse products of community-engaged scholarship. Most recently, I directed Faculty for the Engaged Campus, a national initiative that led to many of the ideas and resources that will be shared with participants in this session.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.