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ERIC Number: ED341414
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Enhancing Teaching and Administration through Scholarship. New Directions for Community Colleges, Number 76.
Vaughan, George B., Ed.; Palmer, James C., Ed.
New Directions for Community Colleges, n76 Win 1991
This collection of essays examines the importance of scholarship to the community college and suggests approaches that community college leaders can take to promote a sense of professionalism built around scholarly work. In Chapter 1, "Scholarship and the Community College Professional: Focusing the Debate," George B. Vaughan suggests a broad definition of scholarship and examines the antipathy of the prevailing institutional culture to scholarly work beyond classroom teaching. In Chapter 2, "False Dichotomies," Jonathan Block examines the origins and implications of the false dichotomy between teaching and research. In Chapter 3, "Scholarship in the Community College: A President's Perspective," Robert E. Parilla discusses the role of the president in promoting scholarship on campus. In Chapter 4, "Presidential Scholarship and Educational Leadership in the Community College," Robert G. Templin, Jr., notes the importance of scholarship to the president's own leadership effectiveness. In Chapter 5, "Scholarship and the Academic Dean," James R. Perkins reviews the contributions that academic deans can make to the community college's scholarly endeavors. In Chapter 6, "Scholarship in the Humanities," Barbara Viniar and Libby Bay discuss the value of faculty scholarship to the teaching of the humanities. The final chapter, "Nurturing Scholarship at Community Colleges," by James C. Palmer, reviews major themes which need to be addressed in nurturing scholarship at the community college. (JMC)
Descriptors: Academic Deans, Action Research, Administrator Effectiveness, Administrator Role, College Faculty, College Presidents, Community Colleges, Faculty College Relationship, Institutional Role, Instructional Improvement, Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership Responsibility, Literature Reviews, Noninstructional Responsibility, Recognition (Achievement), Research Opportunities, Research Skills, Scholarship, Teacher Role, Two Year Colleges
Jossey-Bass Inc., Publishers, 350 Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA 94104 ($15.95).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.