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Tuesday, March 20, 2007
9:00 a.m - 11:30 a.m. | Room 62
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m | Room 106
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center


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  • Kelly Ward
  • Associate Professor, Department of Educational Leadership & Counseling Psychology
  • Washington State University, Pullman

Kelly Ward is Associate Professor of Higher Education at Washington State University in Pullman. Dr. Ward's research is focused on faculty life. She studies work and family concerns for faculty, including work-life policy environments. Her research on work and family has been supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the American Association of University Women Educational Foundation. Ward's research also addresses faculty roles, including faculty involvement in student development and the development of a service ethic among faculty. She is author of Faculty Service Roles and the Scholarship of Engagement and co-author of the recent book Putting Students First.

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  • Tami Moore
  • Doctoral Student, Higher Education and Cultural Studies, College of Education
  • Washington State University, Pullman

After more than 10 years as a student affairs professional and five years working in local and regional nonprofit organizations and community-based initiatives, Tami L. Moore is pursuing a Ph.D. in education at Washington State University with a dual emphasis in higher education administration and cultural studies. Her research focuses on emancipatory engagement initiatives and the role of higher education in progressive community building.

Morning Session

9:00 - 11:30 a.m. • Kellogg Center • Room 62

Faculty at Work as Teachers, Scholars and Community Members: The Practice of Engaged Scholarship
Kelly Ward & Tami Moore

Conversations about engaged scholarship have largely focused on research projects and outcomes with a community orientation. The challenge of focusing on projects is that it leaves many faculty members both confused about how such an approach fits with promotion and tenure guidelines and concerned about adding a community orientation to an already full plate of academic work. In Faculty Service Roles and the Scholarship of Engagement (2003), Ward offers an integrative model, whereby faculty ground their traditional roles in meeting community needs. The session includes findings of a recent research project that offers portraits of engaged scholars as a way to shift conversation about community engagement from projects to the practice of engaged scholarship at research universities. The study explores motivations for integration, challenges to crafting an integrated scholarly practice, strategies employed in achieving integration, and campus climate issues surrounding engaged scholarship at research universities. This workshop offers an opportunity to examine these findings, consider their contribution to the outreach and engagement movement, and reflect directly on personal practices of engagement and integration. The session is designed to help faculty think creatively about their work in the community in ways that complement traditional teaching, research, and service roles.

Afternoon Session

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. • Kellogg Center • Room 103

Managing Work and Family: Issues Throughout the Academic Career
Kelly Ward

Conversations about work and family are increasingly present on college campuses, sparked in part by demographic changes in the academy, an increase in research on work and family issues, and shifting policy environments. This session presents issues associated with combining work and family throughout the faculty career. Prior research has focused on early career and policy environments related to work and family; however, complete understanding of the puzzle calls for fuller examination of presenter shares results of an ongoing longitudinal study about work and family. Between 2001 and 2003, initial interviews were conducted with 120 junior women faculty from research universities, comprehensive colleges and universities, liberal arts colleges, and community colleges throughout the country. A follow up study with a sub-sample of 80 of these women is currently underway. The session highlights the findings from these studies as well as offering participants an opportunity to discuss their work and family concerns.

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