UDM is Research
Research at UDM: Universities expect their faculty to contribute to "peer-reviewed research."
That means three things:
One - Write:
Faculty do their own research and submit it for peer review. Peer review publications test research for accuracy and for originality.
Two - Referee:
Faculty serve as referees for other scholars' research. Usually the review process is "double blind." The researcher does not know who referees her/his work; the referees do not know whose work they are refereeing. The focus is on the work itself, not the personalities involved.
Three - Read:
Every faculty member, just like your doctor or dentist or lawyer, is expected to keep up with new research in her/his field. That means lots of reading and thinking.
Refereeing other peoples' research is one of the hidden labors that faculty members do along with their own research, their class preparations, office hours, and committee work.
The answer goes right to the heart of why universities exist.
Universities are places where students learn to think critically and to understand reality from many different perspectives. Universities also give grades which testify to a student's competence. The faculty who teach critical thinking and evaluate student achievement had better know their business. Universities represent the best in the human desire to understand things accurately and wisely. Scholarship depends on many people working at the research and editing process in an on-going effort to "get it right." UDM expects its faculty to be practicing scholars as well as classroom teachers.In 2010-2011, 156 University of Detroit Mercy Faculty Authors wrote:
8 Books by 7 UDM Faculty Authors
13 Book Chapters by 14 UDM Faculty Authors
94 Journal Articles by 98 UDM Faculty Authors
28 Conference Proceedings by 17 UDM Faculty Authors
Total Publications: 143
- 83 Posters/Slideshows were presented by 70 UDM Faculty and 112 UDM Students
- 6 Electronic Presentations were prepared by 3 UDM Faculty and 13 UDM Students
- 4 Non-Print Projects, including Theatre Scenic Design Posters, and Posters for a Vocal Performance were displayed by 4 UDM Faculty
The complete list of titles and the program from the 2011 Celebration of Faculty Achievement and information about the 2012 Celebration of Scholarly Achievement can be found at http://research.udmercy.edu/achievement
In 2009-2010, 141 University of Detroit Mercy Faculty Authors wrote:
15 Books by 13 UDM Faculty Authors
20 Book Chapters by 16 UDM Faculty Authors
68 Journal Articles by 72 UDM Faculty Authors
34 Conference Proceedings by 40 UDM Faculty Authors
Total Publications: 137
In addition, there were 82 Posters and Slideshows by 79 UDM Faculty working with 120 UDM Students.
In 2008-2009, 107 University of Detroit Mercy Faculty Authors wrote:
28 Book Chapters
96 Journal Articles
24 Conference Proceedings
Total Publications: 162
In 2007-2008, 107 authors wrote a total of 142 publications.
UDM's faculty edit a number of distinctly different scholarly journals; POST Identity (from the English Department), Technology and Culture (from the History Department and the Office of Mission and Identity), the Institute for North Korean Studies (INKS) (from the College of Business Administration), and many others. Check them out at these links: