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Project Information

Project Information


Promotion and Tenure Policies and Incentives in Higher Education: A Workshop


Project Scope:

An ad hoc committee will plan and convene a convocation to highlight policies and strategies that affect the systems of reward and professional advancement for science, engineering, and medicine faculty in U.S. colleges and universities. The workshop will focus on priorities for faculty teaching, research, service, and public engagement that might be more effectively encouraged through reward and advancement policies. These might include practices and policies that reward participation in public engagement and science communication, encourage the use of evidence-based teaching and mentoring practices, create incentives for more inventive interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary coursework, foster creative efforts to broaden participation among underrepresented groups, and reflect the principles of convergence in courses and programs.

The convocation will be held in early winter 2018-19, and a Proceedings of a Workshop in Brief will be produced.

Status: Current

PIN: PGA-BHEW-18-06

RSO: Dahlberg, Maria



Geographic Focus:

Committee Membership


Laurie A. Leshin - (Chair)
Laurie A. Leshin, Ph.D. became the 16th president of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in June of 2014. As president, she brings to WPI over 20 years of experience as a leader in academia and government service, and an accomplished record as a space scientist. Prior to joining WPI, Dr. Leshin served as the Dean of the School of Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York. There she expanded and strengthened interdisciplinary scientific research and education, championed diversity in STEM, and significantly expanded fundraising and outreach initiatives. While at Rensselaer, Dr. Leshin continued her work as a scientist for the Mars Curiosity Rover mission and was appointed by President Obama to the Advisory Board for the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Prior to joining Rensselaer, Dr. Leshin served as the deputy director of NASA’s Exploration Systems Mission Directorate, where she was responsible for oversight of NASA’s future human spaceflight programs and activities. Dr. Leshin also worked as the director of science and exploration at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. Before joining NASA, Dr. Leshin was the Dee and John Whiteman Dean’s Distinguished Professor of Geological Sciences at Arizona State University, where she led the development of the first-of-its-kind interdisciplinary School of Earth and Space Exploration and served as director of the Center for Meteorite Studies. While at ASU, Dr. Leshin was appointed by President Bush to serve on the Commission for the Implementation of United States Space Exploration Policy, which called for a transformation in the nation’s approach to space exploration. Dr. Leshin is a recipient of NASA’s Outstanding Leadership Medal, NASA’s Distinguished Public Service Medal, and the Meteoritical Society’s Nier Prize. She has served on the Board of Directors of Women in Aerospace and the Council of the American Geophysical Union. In 2001 the International Astronomical Union named an asteroid in recognition of her contributions to planetary science: Asteroid 4922 Leshin. Dr. Leshin received a B.S. in chemistry from ASU in 1987 and a Ph.D. in geochemistry from the California Institute of Technology in 1994.
Maureen T. Connelly
Maureen T. Connelly, M.D., M.Ph., is Senior Associate Dean for Academic and Community Affairs and Professor of Health Systems Science at the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine (KPSOM). She is responsible for oversight of all academic policies affecting faculty, faculty career support, and the implementation of a collaborative community engagement strategy for KPSOM. A general internist by training, Dr. Connelly joined KPSOM after 25 years at Harvard Medical School, where she served in the Office for Faculty Affairs for 13 years, with the last 8 years as Dean for Faculty Affairs. In her prior role, she supported faculty career development, oversaw policies related to faculty appointments and promotions, represented the Dean on senior faculty searches, and worked one-on-one with faculty to provide career support. She is a founding member and former leader of the New England Network on Faculty Affairs and most recently served as the Chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Group on Faculty Affairs. Dr. Connelly’s prior academic appointment was in the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, where her research focus was on women’s health and patient decision-making. She previously practiced as a primary care physician at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. Dr. Connelly’s current research focus is on faculty development, mentoring, and equitable approaches to faculty recruitment and promotion. Her peer-reviewed publications have appeared in journals such as The New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, and Journal of General Internal Medicine. Dr. Connelly completed a BA in Women’s Studies and American Studies at Yale College, a post-baccalaureate certificate at Bryn Mawr College, her MD at Cornell University Medical College, and an MPH at the Harvard School of Public Health. She pursued her residency at the New York Hospital, Chief Residency at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and a General Internal Medicine fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.





Laura Diaz-Martinez
Laura Diaz-Martinez, Ph.D., is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and Associate Director of the Campus Office of Undergraduate Research Initiatives (COURI) at the University of Texas at El Paso. One of her roles at COURI is to build collaborative relationships with faculty from all colleges to identify funding opportunities and develop undergraduate research programs with the goal of increasing engagement of undergraduate students of all disciplines in research. In addition, Dr. Diaz-Martinez also maintains an active research program focused on cell division in human cells. Her research expertise includes cell and molecular biology, genetics and microscopy. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and holds a Bachelor’s of Science from Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes in México.
Kimberly Griffin
Kimberly Griffin, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Higher Education, Student Affairs, and International Education Policy Program (Student Affairs Area of Specialization). She also serves as the editor of the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. Dr. Griffin earned her doctoral degree in Higher Education and Organizational Change from UCLA, her Master's degree in Education Policy and Leadership at the University of Maryland, and her Bachelors degree from Stanford University in Psychology. Prior to completing her doctoral work, Dr. Griffin worked in higher education administration, primarily focusing in the areas of diversity recruitment, admissions, and retention in undergraduate and graduate education. Dr. Griffin's research interests are primarily focused in three areas: diversity and equity in graduate education and the professoriate; diversity within the Black higher education community; and mentoring and career development. These interests have led her to conduct work on a variety of topics, including Black professors and their engagement in student interaction. Dr. Griffin's work also contributes to national conversations on equity and inclusion, and she has collaborated and consulted with the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, National Academies, American Council on Education, and the Council of Graduate Schools to discuss extant research and new initiatives. She served as a member of the planning committee for the workshop on Characteristics of Effective Mentoring Relationships Among STEM Faculty and Students.
Tasha R. Inniss
Tasha R. Inniss, Ph.D., recently returned to Spelman College, a liberal arts college for women of African descent, to serve as the Associate Provost for Research. She also holds a tenured faculty appointment in the Department of Mathematics. Prior to returning to Spelman, she was the inaugural Director of Education and Industry Outreach at INFORMS, the world’s largest professional society for professionals in the fields of operations research, management science, and analytics. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team at INFORMS, she was responsible for the overall vision, strategic direction, and implementation of all education-related and practice (industry) activities and outreach. Dr. Inniss also did a rotation at the National Science Foundation in the Directorate of Education and Human Resources where she served as the Acting Deputy Division Director of the Division of Human Resource Development and before that, as the co-lead of the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program. Originally from New Orleans, Dr. Inniss graduated summa cum laude from Xavier University of Louisiana with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics. She earned a Master of Science degree in Applied Mathematics from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Maryland, College Park. Her first faculty position after completing her doctorate was as a Clare Boothe Luce Professor of Mathematics at Trinity College (now Trinity Washington University) in Washington, D.C. As an Applied Mathematician, her research interests are in the areas of operations research, applied statistics, and data science. In addition to Dr. Inniss' research interests, she also has a passion for teaching mathematics and encouraging undergraduate students to pursue degrees in STEM disciplines. When she was a junior faculty member at Spelman College, Inniss received a Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching because of her innovative teaching techniques and dedication to helping students to see how mathematics is applied in the real-world.
Robert Martello
Robert Martello, Ph.D., is a Professor of the History of Science and Technology and the Associate Dean of Faculty at Olin College. Dr. Martello has chaired efforts that re-imagined Olin’s faculty reappointment and promotion, institutional outreach, and student assessment approaches. His NSF-sponsored research, engineering education publications and faculty development workshops explore connections between interdisciplinary integration, student motivation, and self-directed project-based learning. He implements his findings in experimental courses such as “The Stuff of History,” “Six Microbes that Changed the World,” “Chemistry in Context,” and “Paradigms, Predictions, and Joules,” and was a member of the National Academies Study Committee on the Integration of Education in STEM, Humanities and Arts. A graduate of MIT’s program in the History and Social Study of Science and Technology, he is the author of Midnight Ride, Industrial Dawn: Paul Revere and the Growth of American Enterprise, a study of Revere’s multifaceted career and national impacts. He is now researching Benjamin Franklin's printing and business endeavors, and he regularly lectures on Revere and Franklin, our “Founding Makers,” for audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
Julie Risien
Julie Marie Risien, Ph.D. is the Associate Director at Oregon State University’s Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning. Julie oversees Center operations and currently leads the scholarship initiative for the NSF-funded Advancing Research Impacts in Society (ARIS Center), conducts research on inter-institutional partnerships to enhance “Broader Impacts”, and manages undergraduate education reform initiatives as OSU. Julie serves on the graduate faculty for the College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences and Environmental Sciences. Her research focuses on the transformative power of learning networks, organizational structures, professional growth, and partnerships to improve connection at the interface of science and society.
William B. Rouse
William (Bill) Rouse, Ph.D., is a researcher, educator, author and entrepreneur. His current positions include Principal at Curis Meditor, Professor in the School of Systems and Enterprises at Stevens Institute of Technology, and Professor Emeritus in the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His earlier positions include Executive Director of the university-wide Tennenbaum Institute and Chair of the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech. He was CEO of two innovative software companies – Enterprise Support Systems and Search Technology – and held earlier faculty positions at Georgia Tech, University of Illinois, Delft University of Technology, and Tufts University. His expertise includes individual and organizational decision making and problem solving, as well as design of organizations and information systems. His current research focuses on understanding and managing complex public-private systems, with emphasis on mathematical and computational modeling of these systems for the purpose of policy design and analysis. Among many National Academies Committee roles, he has served as Chair of the Committee on Human Factors of the National Research Council, a member of the Division Committee for the Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, and a member of the Committee on a National Strategy for Cancer Control in the United States. He is a menber of the NAE. Dr. Rouse received his B.S. from the University of Rhode Island, and his S.M. and Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Events



Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

500 Fifth Street NW
E Street Conference Room - 500 5th Street, NW
Washington, DC, 20001
USA

Event Type :  
Workshop

Description :   

Please join the Board on Higher Education and Workforce of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine at a convocation to highlight policies and strategies that affect the systems of reward and professional advancement for science, engineering, and medicine faculty in U.S. colleges and universities. The convocation will launch a conversation to explore how institutional policies and practices align with stated missions, identify promising current and experimental reward systems, and highlight models of assessing an academic career. 

 

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Ann Austin, Assistant Provost for Faculty Development–Academic Career Paths, Associate Dean for Research, and Professor of Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education (HALE) at Michigan State University
  • John Lombardi, Former Chancellor at University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • KerryAnn O'Meara, Professor and Associate Dean of Higher Education at University of Maryland at College Park
  • Janis Orlowski, Chief Health Care Officer at the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC)
  • Tykeia Robinson, Assistant Director for Policy and Research at Project Kaleidoscope

 

(Full agenda to come)





If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Lida Beninson
Contact Email:  lbeninson@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-2497

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
TeleConference

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Maria Dahlberg
Contact Email:  mdahlberg@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-3372

Agenda
-
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Description :   

Planning committee meeting inclusing discussion of the statement of work, bias and conflict of interest forms discussion for the planning committee members, sponsor briefings, and brief presentations on some preliminary literature review.


Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Maria Dahlberg
Contact Email:  mdahlberg@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-3372

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Some sessions are open and some sessions are closed

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Laurie A. Leshin
Maureen T. Connelly
Laura Diaz-Martinez
Kimberly Griffin
Tasha R Inniss (virtual)
Robert Martello
Julie Risien
William Rouse

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Statement of task
Conflict of Interest and Bias forms
Preliminary convocation goals

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

Literature review summary
committee briefing book

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
April 26, 2019
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-

Publications

Publications

No data present.