A Culture of Gratitude: Best Practices for Promotion and Tenure

Michael Bugeja’s presentation, “A Culture of Gratitude: Best Practices for Promotion and Tenure,” discusses the difference between gratification and gratitude in the advancement process, covering such basics as shared governance, annual reviews, awards, mentorship and P&T practices. He also shares best practices in creating a viable dossier, identifying themes that affirm your trajectory and impact of your scholarship. Finally, he discusses the chair’s and candidate’s responsibilities with regard to mentorship, creating a communal “grateful” experience that enhances departmental morale.

Michael Bugeja, distinguished professor of liberal arts and sciences, teaches media ethics and technology and social change at the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, Iowa State University of Science and Technology. Dr. Bugeja’s research has been published in Journalism Quarterly, Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, Journalism Educator, Journal of Mass Media Ethics, New Media and Society, Journal of Communication, American Journalism, American Communication Journal, and other scholarly publications. He twice won the Clifford Christians Award for research in media ethics. Dr. Bugeja is a columnist at Poynter Institute and Iowa Capital Dispatch and writes regularly for The Des Moines Register. He has published in or contributed interviews about media ethics and technology in American Journalism Review, Associated Press, Business WeekChronicle of Higher Education, Christian Science Monitor, Columbia Journalism Review, The Economist, Editor & Publisher, Forbes, The Ecologist (UK), The Futurist, International Herald Tribune, NewsdayNewsweekNew York Times, New YorkerWashington Post, Toronto Globe and Mail, The Guardian (UK), USA Today, and other media.

He also has published 24 books across genres, including three books by Oxford University Press: Interpersonal Divide: Searching for Community in a Technological Age; Interpersonal Divide in the Age of the Machine; and Living Ethics Across Media Platforms. He has twice won the distinguished Clifford Christians Award for Research in Media Ethics. His latest work is Living Media Ethics: Across Platforms, Routledge/Taylor & Francis, 2019.

In 2019, Dr. Bugeja received Iowa State’s highest academic title of distinguished professor for his contributions to media ethics and technology.

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