List of Intellectual and Professional Activities for Faculty Qualifications

 
 

Faculty and lecturers should use this list as a guideline for understanding what intellectual and professional contributions count toward a specific faculty qualification status.  For details on each category, refer to the CBE Policy on Faculty Qualifications and Engagement.
 

Point System for Intellectual and Professional Contributions

The categories of intellectual contributions (A, B, C) and professional contributions (D) are listed below. The associated point system by contribution category is summarized here.

 

SA

PA

SP

IP

Relevant Contribution Categories

 

A-C

 

A-D

 

A-D

 

D

Points Required from Specific Categories

At least 4 points from category A

At least 2 points in categories A-B

At least 2 points in categories A-C

2 points from category D

Minimum Total Points

 

6

4

4

2

 

Intellectual Contributions

All contributions must be in the faculty member or lecturer’s discipline or industry.

Category A (2 points each)

Peer-reviewed journal article in the faculty member's discipline, which must:

  • Contribute to understanding or advance knowledge in a particular field through original research and/or the synthesis of existing knowledge
  • Be published in a journal that is listed in Cabell's Directories of Publishing Opportunities, Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory (if designated as peer-reviewed) or has been approved as being equivalent to journals listed in the directories by the Strategic Management Group.
  • Be published in a journal where there is a possibility of submitted work being rejected (the publisher does not accept all papers)

Category B (2 points each)

  • Publication of a scholarly book that involves original research and is published by a university press or academic publisher
  • Publication of a textbook that synthesizes elements of a faculty member's discipline, is updated regularly, and is published by a higher education commercial publisher
  • Publication of a case study that involves original research and is published in a peer-reviewed journal
  • Publication of a professional book that is able to attract reviews in national publications
  • Publication of a trade book on a topic that is able to attract reviews in national publications

Category C (1 point each)

  • Writing non peer-reviewed academic, professional, or pedagogical journal articles
  • Writing non peer-reviewed cases and instructional materials including open educational resources such as Merlot II
  • Publication of a manual, guide, or textbook supplement
  • Publication of a paper in a working paper series
  • Publication of publicly available instructional software with manual
  • Writing a chapter in a new textbook, trade book or scholarly book
  • Revision of a book or textbook
  • Awarded competitive research grant, fellowship or contract from a foundation, for-profit or non-profit organization including those internal to CSU and Cal State L.A.
  • Authoring a publicly available consulting report or testimony to a branch or agency of the government
  • Authoring a technical report that is published and distributed
  • Publishing an article, paper, or case in the proceedings of a conference
  • Writing an invited or peer reviewed keynote, address, presentation, lecture, or colloquium at academic conferences or professional organizations
  • Presenting a paper at faculty research panels, roundtables, seminars and workshops
  • Participating as a panelist at an academic conference
  • Publishing an article on business practice, research or other business-relevant area in newspapers with national or regional distribution or magazines/journals with a broad readership (or the online equivalent)
  • Publishing a book review, editorial or commentary in non-PRJ or newspaper
  • Maintaining a publicly available web site or web log that is updated regularly and linked at other significant sites
  • Contribute a media quote on topic related to research or teaching in newspapers with national or regional distribution or magazines/journals with a broad readership (or the online equivalent)
  • Develop an approved minor, certificate or executive education program or course
  • Develop approved material describing the design and implementation of new curricula


Professional Contributions

All contributions must be in the faculty member or lecturer’s discipline or industry.

Category D (1 point each)

  • Maintaining a full-time practitioner job
  • Ownership of a business with substantial annual revenues
  • Performing discipline-related private consulting
  • Maintaining an active professional certification or license
  • Completing continuing professional education credits
  • Performing editorial work such as Editor, Associate Editor or substantial reviewing for a professional journal or publication
  • Being an Editor of a professional association conference proceedings
  • Participating as an AACSB Peer Review Team member
  • Completing AACSB training
  • Being an officer in a national, regional or local professional association
  • Active participation on committees for a national, regional or local professional association
  • Serving in an active role of significance or leadership position in a business, non-profit or community-based organization, e.g., board of directors
  • Leadership in discipline-related public outreach activities
  • Participation in other activities that place faculty in direct contact with business and other organizational leaders (e.g. speaking engagements)

These guidelines were approved by the CBE Strategic Management Group in spring 2015. As part of the CBE’s culture of continuous improvement, this policy shall be reviewed periodically. Any proposed changes to the policy will be voted upon by the SMG and recommended to the Dean and Associate Dean.