The Teacher-Scholar Ideal
The duties of all faculty members are described in the Wake Forest Faculty Handbook (http://www.wfu.edu/ir/docs). In addition, the College Faculty reaffirmed their commitment to the Teacher-Scholar in the development of the College Strategic Plan in 2007 (http://college.wfu.edu/faculty/strategic-planning) and these guidelines serve as the expectations for their merit evaluation process:
- Excellent teaching at all levels, student engagement, and advising.
- Advancing the frontiers of knowledge through nationally/internationally recognized research, scholarship, interdisciplinary activities and/or creative work.
- Involvement of students in research, scholarly or creative work and/or academically-oriented service learning, community-based research, civic engagement, and experiential learning.
- Active participation in the governance and life of the program, department, college, and university.
- Active, consistent, and extensive presence on campus (and/or at campus-related or research facilities) during the academic work week and regular face-to-face availability to students and colleagues. (Note: “regular availability” does not mean that a faculty member needs to be available all of the time.)