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Written/UnwrittenDiversity and the Hidden Truths of Tenure$
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Patricia A. Matthew

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781469627717

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627717.001.0001

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Balancing the Passion for Activism with the Demands of Tenure

Balancing the Passion for Activism with the Demands of Tenure

One Professional’s Story from Three Perspectives

(p.201) Balancing the Passion for Activism with the Demands of Tenure*

April L. Few-Demo

Fred P. Piercy

Andrew J. Stremmel

University of North Carolina Press

In an essay that demonstrates what is possible when senior faculty work with junior faculty throughout the tenure process, April Few-Demo discusses the challenge of balancing her commitment to diversity and social justice with the demands of tenure. She reflects on how racism and sexism within the classroom have defined her professional identity as an activist scholar. Her colleagues Fred P. Piercy, and Andrew J. Stremmel discuss how they advised her throughout this process, ask us to think more carefully about how we assess junior faculty, and provide a model for how to make the case for faculty of color who might feel a different pull towards activism than their white counterparts.

Keywords:   Activism, Community engagemnet, Personnel reviews, Mentorship

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