The History Department believes that its members' active participation in the scholarly undertakings of a national or international community of historians fortifies their abilities to be effective teachers in Kenyon classrooms. Therefore, in order to foster such active participation and to make the department's expectation as clear as possible, the department endorses the following statements.
Because the purpose of making these expectations explicit is to foster teaching excellence, the department does not want them to become a substitute for or, worse yet, a barrier to cultivation of excellence in the classroom. Nor does the department want its members, in pursuing publication, to confuse mere quantity of output with quality of scholarship. Therefore, the department states that the meeting of these expectations cannot be a guarantee of a successful review. And the department acknowledges that occasions may arise in which the failure to fulfill these expectations ought not to result automatically in an unsuccessful review.