Meeting the challenges of faculty tenure evaluation

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Meeting the challenges of faculty tenure evaluation

  1. 1. Meeting the Challenges of Faculty Tenure Evaluation: Teaching, Research & Service work at Rollins College Library<br />Wenxian Zhang<br />Head of Archives & Special Collections<br />Olin Library<br />
  2. 2. My Career Path as a Chinese American Librarian<br />Graduated in library science in 1985<br />Librarian of Yellow River University<br />Library school in Connecticut<br />Director of Ansonia Library<br />Head of Public Services, Head of Archives & Special Collections, Rollins College<br />
  3. 3. Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida<br />
  4. 4. Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida<br />Found in 1885, private liberal arts college<br />Top-ranked, regional comprehensive institution<br />Librarians as a part of Arts & Sciences faculty<br />Partnership with teaching faculty<br />Core requirements for tenure: teaching, research & scholarship, and community service<br />
  5. 5. Teaching<br />Library bibliographic instruction<br />One-to-one assistance at reference desk<br />Credit courses: <br />- Using Web for Research; <br />- Library Research: America & England in the 18th century; <br />- Chinese Calligraphy & Culture; <br />- Journey to the Middle Kingdom<br />Field study trips to China for students, faculty & alumni<br />
  6. 6. Research & Scholarship<br />Entrepreneurial & Business Elites of China<br />A Guide to the Top 100 Companies in China<br />A Trip to Florida for Health and Sport<br />Biographical Dictionary of New Chinese Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders<br />Rollins Architecture: A Profile of Current & Historical Buildings<br />Walk of Fame: A Rollins Legacy<br />Other peer-reviewed articles<br />
  7. 7. College & Community Services<br />Faculty Academic Affairs Committee, Business & Services Committee<br />Faculty advisor, Asian American Student Association<br />Library Disaster Prevention, Display, OlinInfo, Search & Evaluation Committees<br />CALA FL Chapter, Chinese Librarianship<br />SFA Board, OCPA, Chinese School<br />
  8. 8. Career Reflections<br />Faculty & tenure status enables me to gain insight & grow as professional librarian<br />Building partnership with faculty through teamwork<br />Engaging research that really interests you<br /> Selecting projects related to your work<br />Do not overcommit yourself, good time management skills, and Just do it!<br />

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