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Tenure and Promotion Tools: Teaching & Research Impact

Teaching Effectiveness

Teaching/pedagogy, scholarship, and research activities are guided and driven by several factors, and within tenure and promotion, may be evaluated via publishing channels and the perceived rigor and/or impact of those channels in your discipline. Explore traditional and contemporary ways the effectiveness of teaching - and the impact of published research - is measured.

Impact Factors

Impact Factors/Journal Impact Factors (IF/JIF) - a metric scale measuring the citation rates of peer-review journals - is a traditional benchmark of research and scholarship evaluation. Many journals share their impact factor, and will share this information upon request if not posted. Tools that offer JIFs include:

Teaching Effectiveness

Review these bibliographies, which include the latest scholarship and commentary on teaching effectiveness. 

Research Metrics

Emerging tools are also measuring the lived distribution and discussion surrounding research and scholarship.  Tracking social media outlets, blogs, bibliography tools, and other media gives researchers a real-time snapshot of who is accessing and actively using or applying their work in the field - on a global scale. Some tools include: