THE LANDMARK BOOK THAT REDEFINED THE ROLE OF ACADEMIC LEADERS
When it was first published in 1990, Ernest L. Boyer′s groundbreaking book Scholarship Reconsidered: Priorities of the Professoriate challenged the publish–or–perish ethos that had dominated the academic landscape for generations. Boyer′s persuasive and enduring argument for a new approach to faculty roles and rewards continues to resonate today and has become a part of the national conversation on scholarship in the academy.
Though steeped in tradition, the role of faculty in the academic world has shifted significantly in recent decades. The number of the non–tenure–track class of professors has increased dramatically in recent years. If the historic rule of promotion and tenure is waning, what role can scholarship play in a fragmented, unbundled academy? Boyer calls for a broadened view of scholarship, audaciously refocusing its gaze from the tenure file and to a wider community.
In addition to the original text, this newly revised and expanded edition includes contributions from leading figures in higher education, a critical introduction that explores the impact of Boyer′s views, a call to action for applying Boyer′s message to the changing nature of faculty work, and a discussion guide that offers an opportunity to start a new conversation about how Scholarship Reconsidered applies in today′s world.
About Ernest L. Boyer vii
About the Editors ix
About the Contributors xi
Editors’ Acknowledgments xv
A Note to the Reader xvii
Foreword: Scholarship Reconsidered’s Influence in Later Carnegie Foundation Work xxiMary Taylor Huber
PART ONE: THE IMPACT OF SCHOLARSHIP RECONSIDERED ON TODAY’S ACADEMY 1
The Origins of Scholarship Reconsidered 3Drew Moser and Todd C. Ream
Boyer’s Impact on Faculty Development 13Andrea L. Beach
The Influence of Scholarship Reconsidered on Institutional Types and Academic Disciplines 19John M. Braxton
Scholarship Reconsidered’s Impact on Doctoral and Professional Education 31Ann E. Austin and Melissa McDaniels
How Scholarship Reconsidered Disrupted the Promotion and Tenure System 41KerryAnn O’Meara
PART TWO: SCHOLARSHIP RECONSIDERED BY ERNEST L. BOYER 53
Scholarship over Time 55
Enlarging the Perspective 67
The Faculty: A Mosaic of Talent 77
The Creativity Contract 91
The Campuses: Diversity with Dignity 99
A New Generation of Scholars 109
Scholarship and Community 117
Appendix A: National Survey of Faculty (1989) 123
Appendix B: Technical Notes 157
Appendix C: Carnegie Classifications 159
Afterword: Advancing the Conversation around Scholarship Reconsidered 161Cynthia A. Wells
Discussion Guide 167
ERNEST L. BOYER (19281995) was commissioner of education under President Jimmy Carter and served for 16 years as president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
DREW MOSER is dean of experiential learning and associate professor of higher education at Taylor University.
TODD C. REAM is professor of higher education at Taylor University and research fellow with Baylor University′s Institute for Studies of Religion. He is the coauthor of Christian Faith and Scholarship: An Exploration of Contemporary Developments, from Jossey–Bass.
JOHN M. BRAXTON is professor of higher education at Vanderbilt University. He is the editor of Analyzing Faculty Work and Rewards: Using Boyer′s Four Domains of Scholarship and Rethinking College Student Retention, both from Jossey–Bass.