Statement on Research and Scholarship (Addendum to the Statement on Scholarship by the Natural Sciences Division)
Neuroscience Program, Kenyon College, 2013
- We acknowledge that it takes a substantial investment of time for scholars beginning their careers at Kenyon to develop a research program.
- The Program emphasizes that peer-reviewed publications resulting from research as a Kenyon faculty member will carry more weight than publications resulting from post-doctoral or other work.
- We also believe that development of lines of inquiry that engage students should be especially valued.
- The Program emphasizes the value of writing grant proposals to procure research funds, where appropriate, as we recognize that this activity lays the foundation for a long-term, productive lines of inquiry as well as their continuation.
- Last, the Program recognizes the value, where appropriate, of scholarly activities that span both the teaching and research arenas (such as the construction of research-based web tutorials, and participation in the Kenyon Summer Science Scholars program) and those activities that link scholarship to the wider community. This acknowledges the artificial division between teaching and research.