• The diagram depicts the aims of an academic career that exhibits intellectual leadership: sharing knowledge, expanding opportunity, contributing to greater transparency and accelerating creativity. Intellectual leaders engage in mentorship of others, formally as instructors and informally. They also engage in stewardship of the institutional spaces for learning as a reciprocal dynamic, creating the conditions for greater equity.

    The semi-transparent circles in the diagram are the things we should measure and reward. The solid ovals are the means by which academic leaders do these things, and they should not be confused with ends. Too often, these means are the only things we measure. A better measure of published scholarship, for instance, would look to evaluate the benefit of sharing the knowledge.