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Scholarship Assessed: Evaluation of the Professoriate

ISBN: 978-0-7879-1091-4
148 pages
August 1997, Jossey-Bass
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Scholarship Assessed continues the exploration begun by Scholarship Reconsidered. It examines the changing nature of scholarship in today's colleges and universities and proposes new standards with a special emphasis on methods for assessment and documentation.

Begun under the oversight of Ernest L. Boyer, and based on the findings of the Carnegie Foundation's National Survey on the Reexamination of Faculty Roles and Rewards, Scholarship Assessed provides a base of information for and gives focus to the debate of institutional standards of rigor and quality.
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Table of Contents

Prologue: Scholarship--A Personal Journey, by Ernest L. Boyer.

1. Scholarship in Transition.

2. Standards of Scholarly Work.

3. Documenting Scholarship.

4. Trusting the Process.

5. The Qualities of a Scholar.
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Author Information

CHARLES E. GLASSICK is a senior associate of The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and he has served as president of Gettysburg College. MARY TAYLOR HUBER is a senior scholar at The Carnegie Foundation, and she has taught public policy and anthropology at Princeton University. She is the author and coauthor of several books including The Knowledge Industry in the United States (1986). GENE I. MAEROFF a former senior fellow at The Carnegie Foundation, is the director of the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media at Teachers College, Columbia University.
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"Effectively communicates methods for evaluating all aspects of faculty work and addresses a need felt by both faculty and administrators.... The guidelines provided by Glassick, Huber, and Maeroff will be very useful to those who want to be involved in this important change in the academy." (Faculty Development)

"This is the kind of book that will energize educators, especially those who take their teaching seriously. In fact, it is indispensable reading for anyone interested in the twin current discussions on the role of the professiorate and the changing definition of the mission of American higher education.... Recommended reading for true teachers and all those on the cutting edge of the education profession." (Forum, a publication of the Association of Christians in Higher Education)
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