Education Scholar-Level Membership

Benefits of Education-Scholar Membership

Members at this level receive:

  • Eligibility to apply for Educators Academy grants (in development).
  • Recognition in promotion and tenure applications.

Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for membership at this level, applicants must:

  • Be a UAMS employee ≥ 2 years.
  • Provide evidence of continuous, educational activities (e.g., educational research, education administration, curriculum development).
  • Provide evidence of disseminated educational scholarship (minimum of at least one, off-campus, education-related, peer-reviewed publication or presentation).
  • Provide evidence of serving as a peer teaching reviewer and/or teaching materials reviewer.

Expectations

At this level, members are expected to:

  • Contribute at least five hours annually to the Educators Academy through serving as a peer teaching reviewer and/or teaching coach, presenting on education topics to other faculty, and/or conducting Educators Academy committee work.
  • Continue documenting scholarly teaching.
  • Maintain a record of scholarly publications and dissemination.
  • Earn or have earned recognition at the national / international level as an education scholar.

Required for Application

Include the following items in your application packet. Keep a copy of your packet for your records.

  • Completed membership application and agreement
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Support letter from department or division chair
  • Teaching philosophy statement
  • Evidence of scholarly teaching
  • Evidence of educational scholarship (minimum of at least one, off-campus, education-related, peer-reviewed publication or presentation)
  • Evidence of service as teaching peer reviewer / coach