Evaluation of Scholarship in the Medical Center Line
Because scholarly activity is a requirement for appointment, reappointment and promotion of MCL faculty, departments must allocate and protect time for scholarly pursuits.
There must be an explicit written plan for such academic time; this is typically formalized initially at the time of the job offer and should in general be reconfirmed at the faculty member’s annual counseling meeting with the department chair (or designate).
The minimum protected time set aside for scholarship should be approximately 20% FTE.
For faculty who do not devote the highest proportion of their time and effort to scholarship, departments are expected to provide funding for the minimum protected time for the duration of each appointment, regardless of rank.
For a variety of reasons (including receipt of NIH Career Development Awards [K Awards] or as a means to establish regional or national reputation, departments may encourage faculty members to pursue external funding for this protected scholarship time.