Academy Service Expectations
Members in good standing will:
- Maintain the high level of work in education and teaching that qualified them for membership
- Provide significant contributions toward advancing the Academy's mission
- Actively participate in Academy activities and attend Academy events
Members annually document participation and service:
I. Participation in Academy Administration and Activities. (Excluding direct teaching)
Examples include but are not limited to:
- Serving as a chair or an actively participating member of an Academy action group or committee.
- Providing other Academy administrative functions, such as serving on a search committee for an Academy endowed chair or coaching potential applicants
- Furthering faculty development and improving teaching through Academy co-sponsored activities:
- Serving as a liaison at activities related to the Academy mission in other venues: representing the Academy at selected academic conferences, membership on select institutional academic committees, mission-related education-focused grand rounds presentations, conducting a department-based workshop on documentation of educator activities, reviewing membership applications for sister academies, participating in the Academies Collaborative
- Providing significant contributions to Academy-specific priorities and goals, such as significant contributions to Bridges project teams**
II. Academy Function Attendance. (50% of activities over a 2-year period.)
- Academy-wide Meetings (3-4 per year; generally winter meeting is offered at numerous sites)
- Education Showcase (one per year)
- Induction of New Members (one per year)
We strive to balance the need to preserve a functional and cohesive community of educators with mounting faculty productivity and time pressures. To that end, we ask members to reflect proactively about their academic interests and commitments, and how these interface with the Academy’s mission and goals. In many cases, educational activities in which members will engage anyway, on a departmental or curricular level, would also fulfill Academy service expectations.
The “feedback loop” is key: How do your activities inform the Academy, and how does your Academy membership inform your activities?