ERIC Number: ED309689
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
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The Specification of the Content Domain of Faculty Scholarship.
Sundre, Donna L.
A study exploring and clarifying the content domain of the concept of faculty scholarship is presented. Faculty scholarship is an area that has met with continued, uncoordinated, research interest in higher education. The study asked faculty participants to specify the qualities, attributes, and components of faculty scholarship from their own points of view by naming scholars from three reference groups and listing the reasons why they considered them scholarly. Interviews followed in which participants answered questions about the study conduct, their motivation in the study, the development of their conception of scholarship, and whether the data they provided conveyed the essence of their definition of faculty scholarship. The 40 attributes of faculty scholarship most frequently used to describe nominees are listed, with the top few being: published articles; respect by peers across the disciplines; broad generalized knowledge beyond the field; contribution to, or influence on, the field through research; and sharing knowledge with others. Results show high levels of both faculty cooperation and a rich, expansive production of the components of faculty scholarship. The success of the data collection effort is without precedence in terms of faculty participation. Evidence shows the construct of faculty scholarship is even more complex than initially imagined. Two appendices are a form for exploring faculty scholarship and a questionnaire to determine attributes of scholarship. Contains 15 references. (SM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, March 27-31, 1989).