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ERIC Number: ED369372
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Pages: 11
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Scholarship Reconsidered and Its Impact on the Faculty Member.
Hunt, Gary T.
Outside demands on universities to improve the manner in which they operate have placed increased pressure on faculty members to examine how they spend their time. Because administrators often resist any pressure to change the way they do business, faculty often find themselves in a situation of adjusting to a changing set of values and reward systems which may not be reflected in the culture of their immediate unit, division, department, or college. This paper discusses the changing priorities of faculty members and the potential impact of these changes on the professorate. It also examines each of the types of scholarship identified in Ernest L. Boyer's "Scholarship Reconsidered, Priorities of the Professoriate". This book's influence on the established climate and culture of American higher education, particularly its influence on the role of the faculty member, is explored. The author's recurring theme is the consideration of the differences that appear to exist between national discussions about the changing role of the faculty member and what is taking place on local campuses. Increased accountability in use of time and space is to be welcomed. (Contains 7 references.) (GLR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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