Scholarship Reconsidered. Priorities of the Professoriate. Expanded Edition

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  • Book
  • 224 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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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.

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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

Acknowledgments 49

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

Notes 173

Index 195

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ERNEST L. BOYER (1928–1995) 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.

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