Tribe Guidelines

This is an outcome-oriented research team that strives to meet team determined goals that enhance the careers for team members and the faculty leader. This is a faculty-led and peer-mentored team with a designated student team leader appointed by Dr. Allen.

  • Membership on the Sage Research Tribe is an annual appointment based on overall team cohesion, team performance, and membership capacity.  Members may be added, or removed, at any time. Membership decisions are at the sole discretion of Dr. Allen in consultation with the student team leader. 
    • Members are expected to have satisfactory team participation, meet team and individual deadlines, and maintain a positive interaction with all other members. Communications and strong interpersonal skills are integral to team success.
  • Missing deadlines lead to poor overall team performance. Missing team meetings lead to a decline in team cohesion. It is your personal job to enhance this team with your unique ability.
  • The primary purpose of the team is research scholarship. The secondary purpose is to provide students an opportunity for mentorship to enter the professorate.
  • Membership is always optional. Degree completion and membership are mutually exclusive.
  • The degree is always most important. Performance on the team is not an evaluative decision for satisfactory progress for your doctoral program.
  • Membership requires a commitment, outside of the normal degree activities of  10 – 15 hours per week depending on the time of the year and overall annual goals of the team (July 4th through August 31st). Our schedule does not follow the academic calendar.
  • Our research team conducts research in the broad fields of information literacy, information behavior, and knowledge management  and knowledge management to better understand how people interact with information and knowledge through a global lens of workforce innovation.

Dr. Allen’s Goal: Influencing generations of scholars and scholar-practitioners through mentored scholarship. It is important to have faculty and student engagement in each other’s research, teaching, and service scholarship projects as part of the professorate mentoring process. This compatibility and common professional interest help ensure long-term collegiality as students join and move through the rank of academic scholarship.