Scholarly Review Equivalencies

The following research/creative equivalencies are used to evaluate the scholarly accomplishments of faculty in the Howard University Division of Fine Arts, Department of Theatre Arts

Quantity of Scholarly Research Criteria

Although it can be difficult to quantify an acceptable number for a tenure-promotion portfolio given the variety of possibilities, nevertheless, as a reasonable benchmark applicants/candidates are expected to satisfy a combination of the equivalency criteria listed below over the period of review:

            • Book Equivalencies - 2 items from the scholarly criteria equivalencies list
            • Refereed Articles - 3 items from the scholarly criteria equivalencies list
            • General Articles - 6 items from the scholarly criteria equivalencies list

To aide in the review process, on the Research/Creative Work page for a given year, beneath the heading for each Creative Work the scholarly equivalency is noted.

Scholarly Research/Creative Work Equivalencies

BOOKS - Theatre Arts Equivalencies

      • Book Equivalencies - 2 items from the scholarly criteria equivalencies list
  1. Director (Including: Musical/Technical/Rehearsal), Choreographer, Designer, Playwright, Composer, Producer/Administrator, Stage/Production Manager, Performer, Artistic Director, Coach (incl: Vocal/Dialect/Acting/Playwriting/Scholar), Curator, Researcher, Literary Manager or Dramaturge of a full-length work, archival work or special event produced in a regional, national, or internationally recognized venue under a professional contract such as (but not limited to): AEA, SDC, AGVA, SMA, SAG-AFTRA, AGMA, NEA, NEH, ADG* as well as other government or nationally/internationally recognized agencies
  2. Director (Including: Musical/Technical/Rehearsal), Choreographer, Designer, Playwright, Composer, Producer/Administrator, Stage/Production Manager, Performer, Artistic Director, Coach (incl: Vocal/Dialect/Acting/Playwriting/Scholar), Curator, Researcher, Literary Manager or Dramaturge of a performance, archival work or special event recorded for a live broadcast or distribution via broadcast and electronic media, under a professional contract such as (but not limited to): AEA, SDC, AGVA, SMA, SAG-AFTRA, AGMA, NEA, NEH, ADG* as well as other government or nationally/internationally recognized agencies
  3. Publication of a monograph, lead editor of a published anthology, published text book (including but not limited to online publication and electronic format) with a nationally/internationally recognized publisher; creator of a peer reviewed journal with an editorial board sponsored by a national/internationally recognized institution and has at least 4 or more posted articles and ongoing publications
  4. Publication of a composition, compilation series or other scholarly work with a nationally/internationally recognized venue or publisher under a professional contract such as (but not limited to): AEA, SDC, AGVA, SMA, SAG-AFTRA, AGMA, NEA, NEH, ADG* as well as other government or nationally/internationally recognized agencies
  5. Externally sponsored research grant that has financial and other benefits to both the scholarly field and the University under a professional contract such as NEA, NEH* as well as other government or nationally recognized agencies
  6. Visiting professor/residency for a full semester at a nationally/internationally recognized institution

Legend

AEA – Actors Equity AssociationSDC - Stage Managers, Directors and ChoreographersAGVA – American Guild of Variety ArtistsSAG-AFTRA – Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio ArtistsAGMA - American Guild of Musical ArtistsSMA – Stage Managers AssociationNEA – National Endowment Association NEH – National Endowment of HumanitiesADG – American Dance Guild

REFEREED ARTICLES - Theatre Arts Equivalencies

      • Refereed Articles - 3 items from the scholarly criteria equivalencies list
  1. Director (Including: Musical/Technical/Rehearsal), Choreographer, Designer, Playwright, Composer, Producer/Administrator, Stage/Production Manager, Performer, Artistic Director, Coach (Including: Vocal/Dialect/Acting/Playwriting/Scholar), Curator, Researcher, Literary Manager or Dramaturge of a full-length work, archival work or special event produced in a university setting.
  2. Publication of a refereed article, performance review or critical review in a scholarly journal
  3. Publication of a refereed chapter in a book
  4. Creative contributions to scholarly publications, presentations or full-length works produced in a nationally/internationally recognized venue beyond the university setting
  5. Executive, guest or managing editor for a peer reviewed journal with an editorial board sponsored by a national/internationally recognized institution
  6. Externally sponsored research grants that benefit the scholarly field
  7. Creative contributions to scholarly publications, presentations or full-length works in collaboration or in partnership with nationally or internationally recognized collaborators or partners inclusive of but limited to a university setting
  8. Externally sponsored awards relevant to the field of specialty
  9. Status report on any work that is under review for publication or presentation with a nationally/internationally recognized venue or publisher
  10. Developed new technologies, techniques, and methodologies that advance creative and scholarly capabilities in theatre and dance
  11. Developed ongoing summer theatre/dance program or choreographic repertoire for performance/facilitation inclusive of a university setting or other nationally recognized venue
  12. Visiting professor/residency for 2 to 3 weeks at a nationally/internationally recognized institution

GENERAL ARTICLES - Theatre Arts Equivalencies

        • General Articles - 6 items from the scholarly criteria equivalencies list


    1. Director (Including: Musical/Technical/Rehearsal), Choreographer, Designer, Playwright, Composer, Producer/Administrator, Stage/Production Manager, Performer, Artistic Director, Coach - Vocal/Dialect, Acting, Playwriting, Scholar, Curator, Researcher, Literary Manager or Dramaturge of a one-act or a single choreographed work or presentation
    2. Published book reviews, reviews of published creative works, program notes, liner notes or published criticism of creative works
    3. Consulted for and provide interviews relevant to the field
    4. Copies of presentations at conferences, seminars or symposia
    5. Developmental research or creative works: conducting interviews, readings and performance presentations that are developmental in nature, creation of peer reviewed journal with editorial board but no articles posted as yet
    6. Clinics, master classes, guest lecturer, reviewer, presentations, panels, workshops or adjudications
    7. Creation of pedagogy website (not a personal/accomplishments website)