Promotion and Tenure

Promotion and tenure is an issue of critical importance to tenure-track faculty (and to those who support them). The policies and procedures regarding promotion and tenure at LSU are codified in PS-36T.

Faculty who practice service-learning are strongly encouraged to develop their programs in the context of the scholarship of engagement so that their efforts are fully recognized. There exists much literature on service-learning, the scholarship of engagement, and promotion and tenure. Major sources of information on these subjects are included below:

The Research University Civic Engagement Network (TRUCEN) has developed a guide to the best resources on engaged scholarship, along with models, exemplars, and original essays. 

The International Association for Research on Service-Learning & Community Engagement offers the following services (excerpted from their web site):

  • Provide consultation, training, and technical assistance to campuses who are seeking to develop or strengthen systems in support of the scholarship of engagement;
  • Conduct forums, programs, and regional conferences on topics related to the scholarship of engagement;
  • Provide a faculty mentoring program with opportunities for less experienced faculty to learn from the outreach experiences of more seasoned outreach scholars.
  • Sponsor the National Review Board for the Scholarship of Engagement to provide external peer review and evaluation of faculty's scholarship of engagement.

CCELL staff are also available for individual faculty consultation regarding promotion and tenure and the scholarship of engagement. Please contact Marybeth Lima at if you wish to make an appointment.