Following are some of the more significant activities, in rank order.
1. Book or monograph published by nationally recognized publishing house.
2. Article published in a major national journal and/or a major presentation at a national conference, i.e., keynote address.
3. Book or monograph published by a regional publisher (limited distribution publisher).
4. National consultancies, committees, offices held.
5. State consultancies, committees, offices held.
6. Presentation at the national refereed conference.
7. a. Article in a regional publication or journal.
b. Presentation at a regional conference.
c. Regional consultancies.
8. a. Article in local newspapers or periodicals.
b. Presentation at a local conference.
c. Local consultancies.
Qualitative evaluation of the foregoing should not necessarily be the sole responsibility of the Department or its chair. The value that a book or article published, a presentation made, etc., should be determined by the quality of the venue. This represents a significant form of external, objective critical evaluation.
Some other examples of activities that at times might be considered scholarly pursuits might include: Book and/or article reviews, professional offices held, seats on board of Directors, etc. However, these activities should be evaluated to determined of they are most suited to scholarship or service.