Working Group 6: Aligning Incentives with Systemic Change

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Mission Statement

Higher-education faculty-reward structures commonly prioritize scholarship over teaching and service. The mission of Working Group 6 is to promote the development of institutional cultures where continuous improvement of teaching is expected, valued, assessed, and rewarded at all stages of a faculty member's career. Our aim is to identify and share practices, associated with the evaluation of teaching, that are equitable, include diverse stakeholders, promote student success, social justice, and increase access and success of marginalized and underrepresented groups.

Working Group 6 will achieve its purpose by examining and recommending inclusive & equitable policies and practices that effectively evaluate and reward faculty work (teaching, scholarship, and service) with our primary focus on teaching. In order to do this, we will:

  1. Collect, categorize, make accessible, and promote practices around faculty evaluation that support inclusive excellence. These practices should be: 
    • equitable,  
    • promote student success, social justice, 
    • and increase access and success of historically and currently marginalized learners and teachers. 
  2. Engage in outreach and advocacy in the Higher Education Community and share evidence and practices to promote accountability and amplify the work of scholars and practitioners in this area. 

Group Leaders

  • Kadian M. Callahan, Kennesaw State University (
  • Christine Broussard, University of La Verne (

Group Members