3.2 Scholarly and Creative Activities

Faculty are expected to develop and maintain excellence as scholars, researchers, or artists and to engage with various communities—disciplinary or creative communities, the community of scholars on campus and across higher education more broadly, local publics including municipal, regional, and national communities and within international communities as appropriate. The generation or creation of new knowledge is important because it serves the mission of the research university, supports on- going teaching excellence, and contributes to the development of the academic disciplines.

Faculty members should assist the University to achieve its charter obligation to further the “diffusion of knowledge” by serving as lecturers, consultants, or committee members in groups created to advance the public welfare or to serve the public good.