Statement on Scholarship and Creative Activity
Scholarly ability involves research, scholarship, and creative activity. The disciplines of art, art education, and art therapy are distinct disciplines and have different theories, standards for training and practice, research methodologies, outcomes, and creative activities. Housed at a teaching institution and committed to the professional training of art teachers, the department recognizes that scholarly and creative activity may be documented by contribution to the arts, publications, presentations, reputation among colleagues, applied research, etc. research scholarship, and creative activity may take many forms including but not restricted to:
- Publications (books, articles, reviews, reports, electronic media, etc.).
- Grants, Fellowships, etc.
- Presentations and discipline and/or related discipline meetings.
- Contributions to the subject matter field (presentations, exhibits, productions, research, editorships, model, programs, curating exhibitions, etc.).
- Invitations by professional or educational organizations to describe the discipline’s theory, practice, and/or research.
- Works in progress.
It is our understanding that the above statement and the following evaluation guide will serve as a guide for the Department in evaluating the significance of items submitted by the faculty to meet the SUNY criteria for research, scholarship, and creative activity in the disciplines of art, art education, and art therapy. It is expected that the department and its committees will evaluate the submitted information in accordance with each discipline’s standards to develop recommendations for promotion, continuing appointment, contract renewals, and discretionary salary increases.