Reviewing Activities

Reviewing activities fall into three categories:

  • peer reviews
  • external reviews for tenure and promotion
  • external program reviews

Peer Reviews

Blake Scott and I often talked about the fact that reviewing work is intellectual, research work. Folks are asked to review a manuscript because they know something about the topic. That’s m

External Reviews for Tenure and Promotion

Since I was tenured and promoted myself, I have written on average of 4 reviews each year. When I joined the ranks of full professor, that number has inched up to 5 reviews a year. Following are a sampling of the institutions for which I have served as an external review for tenure and promotion or promotion. It should be noted that I have also done reviews for teaching cases, which is likely because of my advocacy for and research on contingent labor.

Tenure and Promotion

  • University of Virginia
  • Marquette University
  • Brigham Young University
  • North Dakota State University
  • Old Dominion University
  • University of Minnesota
  • Auburn University
  • UC Davis
  • Arizona State University

Teaching focused:

  • Case Western University
  • MidWestern State University

External Program Reviews

The majority of public institutions in the US will require an external program review of their academic programs anywhere from every 5-7 years. Some institutions require a program review before launching a new program. Both of these have the same characteristics and the same need for review of strengths and opportunities.

While these can be time intensive (1-3 days on campus or online) and labor intensive (a comprehensive report has to be written), I find this task immensely enjoyable. It’s wonderful to get the opportunity to see the inside of other institutions, and I hope that our recommendations (cause these are usually done in collaboration) help the programs help their students. Following is a sample of institutions for which I have done an external program review:

  • University of Houston Downtown
  • James Madison University
  • University of Arkansas
  • Middle Tennessee State University