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Scholarship Reconsidered: Priorities of the Professoriate, Expanded Edition

Scholarship Reconsidered: Priorities of the Professoriate, Expanded Edition

Ernest L. Boyer, Drew Moser, Todd C. Ream, John M. Braxton

ISBN: 978-1-118-98830-5

Oct 2015

224 pages

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$38.00

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Shifting faculty roles in a changing landscape

Ernest L. Boyer's landmark book Scholarship Reconsidered: Priorities of the Professoriate challenged the publish-or-perish status quo that dominated the academic landscape for generations. His powerful and enduring argument for a new approach to faculty roles and rewards continues to play a significant 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 rise of the non-tenure-track class of professors is well documented. If the historic rule of promotion and tenure is waning, what role can scholarship play in a fragmented, unbundled academy? Boyer offers a still much-needed approach. He calls for a broadened view of scholarship, audaciously refocusing its gaze from the tenure file and to a wider community.

This expanded edition offers, in addition to the original text, 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 to help readers start a new conversation about how Scholarship Reconsidered applies today.

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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 xxi
Mary Taylor Huber

PART ONE: THE IMPACT OF SCHOLARSHIP RECONSIDERED ON TODAY’S ACADEMY 1

The Origins of Scholarship Reconsidered 3
Drew Moser and Todd C. Ream

Boyer’s Impact on Faculty Development 13
Andrea L. Beach

The Influence of Scholarship Reconsidered on Institutional Types and Academic Disciplines 19
John M. Braxton

Scholarship Reconsidered’s Impact on Doctoral and Professional Education 31
Ann E. Austin and Melissa McDaniels

How Scholarship Reconsidered Disrupted the Promotion and Tenure System 41
KerryAnn 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 161
Cynthia A. Wells

Discussion Guide 167

Notes 173

Index 195