ERIC Number: ED350048
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Fostering a Climate for Faculty Scholarship at Community Colleges.
Palmer, James C., Ed.; Vaughan, George B., Ed.
Endorsing a broader definition of scholarship and increased recognition of faculty and administrator scholarship in two-year colleges, this collection of seven articles examines the role of leadership in changing institutional attitudes and values; the connection between scholarship and teaching; and the professional obligations of community college educators. The articles include: (1) "Scholarship and the Culture of the Community College," by George B. Vaughan, which reviews aspects of community college culture that inhibit scholarship, and discusses ways to encourage cultural changes that support it; (2) "The Role of the Community College President in Promoting and Rewarding Faculty Scholarship," by Karen A. Bowyer, which presents the results of a nationwide survey of 117 community college presidents; (3) "Scholarship and the Academic Dean," by Betty Duvall, which offers recommendations to deans seeking to encourage faculty scholarship; (4) "Empowering Faculty as Teacher-Researchers," by Keith Kroll, which reviews a number of classroom research models and their implications; (5) "Scholarship, the Transformation of Knowledge, and Community College Teaching," by James L. Ratcliff, which argues for engagement with the literature of the disciplines to enrich teaching and stimulate a culture of inquiry; (6) "The Scholarly Activities of Community College Faculty: Findings of a National Survey," by James C. Palmer; and (7) "Additional Resources on Faculty Scholarship at Community Colleges," by Diane Hirshberg. An appendix reviews the sampling methodology used for the study described by Palmer. (PAA)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Change Strategies, Classroom Research, College Environment, College Faculty, College Presidents, College Role, Community Colleges, Educational Change, Faculty College Relationship, Faculty Publishing, National Surveys, Research Skills, Scholarship, Teacher Role, Two Year Colleges, Writing for Publication
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.