ERIC Number: ED381063
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Mar-27
Faculty Perceptions of Scholarship and Its Measures at One School of Education.
Bavaro, John A.
This study investigated how scholarship was viewed by 16 faculty members with varying years of experience and publication rates. In-depth interviews were conducted with randomly selected faculty from four departments within the school of education. The study found that faculty members with lower rates of publication indicated that the current view of scholarship, centered on research and publication, was problematic, regardless of their years of experience. They also thought that the role of scholarship was at odds with teaching. In contrast, faculty with higher rates of publication, regardless of years of experience, were of the opinion that the current view of scholarship is appropriate. The results suggest the need for mentoring programs for junior faculty members, the need to explore issues related to faculty morale, and the need to explore the perceived lack of confidence in the current system to adequately evaluate scholarly merits. (Contains 35 references.) (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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