ERIC Number: ED200184
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct-20
Scholarship at a Land-Grant University.
Mississippi State Univ., Mississippi State.
Conference papers on scholarship at a land-grant university, scholarship in general, and the interrelationships among scholarship, teaching, research, and societal needs are presented. In "Scholarship Through Teaching," Keith Goldhammer suggests that teaching, research, and scholarship are not separate domains, and that the teacher's role is to help students see the value of the accumulated knowledge of the past, to exercise reason in understanding and resolving problems, and to seek new knowledge and better syntheses and interpretations of knowledge. In "Scholarship and Society," Norman Graebner suggests that there is a need for new moral and intellectual leadership to strengthen the academic profession and to make it more useful to society. The need for greater effort within the academic community to improve the relationship between teaching and research, both in the sciences and in the humanities, is noted. In "Scholarship Through Research," Ronald St. Pierre projects that research will change in the coming years from influences such as funding and federal regulations and that there will be increased demand for a more rapid solution to pressing social problems such as health concerns. A historic view of some research activities is also presented. In "Scholarship," Joab Thomas addresses the general subject of the impact of scholarship on land-grant universities and considers opportunities for scholarship in the 1980s. The need to improve the academic reputation of land-grant universities, and to avoid too narrow a focus is suggested. (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mississippi State Univ., Mississippi State.
Note: Four papers presented at a conference at Mississippi State University (Mississippi State, MS, October 20, 1980).