Jayne Seminare Docherty is professor of leadership and public policy at the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Her e-mail address is email@example.com.
Special Section: Practice in the Academy. Kevin Avruch, Susan Allen Nan, and Ellyn Yakowenko, Guest Editors
What Can We Learn from a University that Rewards Faculty Practice?
Article first published online: 9 APR 2013
© 2013 President and Fellows of Harvard College
Volume 29, Issue 2, pages 239–250, April 2013
How to Cite
Docherty, J. S. (2013), What Can We Learn from a University that Rewards Faculty Practice?. Negotiation Journal, 29: 239–250. doi: 10.1111/nejo.12021
- Issue published online: 9 APR 2013
- Article first published online: 9 APR 2013
- conflict resolution practice;
- conflict resolution teaching;
- positive deviance;
What conditions, including standards for promotion and tenure, should we be cultivating at universities if we want scholar practitioners (or pracademics) in conflict-related fields to thrive in academic settings? This article examines the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University as an example of “positive deviance” — a university and an academic program that wholeheartedly support faculty members who engage in extensive practice, including long-term involvement with peacebuilding processes. Three conditions — location, culture, and the application of peacebuilding strategies within the university — have given rise to and continue to support this system even as the university embraces a commitment to increasing scholarly productivity by faculty members.