Report from the APA's Committee on Public Philosophy: Chair Elizabeth Minnich requested that our query asking for information about how APA members' universities evaluate and count publicly engaged work towards tenure and promotion was published in the APA Proceedings. She has not yet received any replies. But here is some work that she found on engaged scholarship in the humanities:
Recognizing and Rewarding Public/Engaged Humanities Work
Three ACLS member learned societies--National Council on Public History, American Historical Association, and Organization of American Historians--jointly issued a report this week offering best practices for evaluating public or "applied" scholarship. The report encourages higher education administrators and history departments to set policies that will reflect the great variety of historical practice undertaken by faculty members, especially as many colleges and universities already trumpet "civic engagement."