ERIC Number: ED468779
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Institutionalizing a Broader View of Scholarship through Boyer's Four Domains. ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Report. Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series.
Braxton, John M.; Luckey, William; Helland, Patricia
In his influential book "Scholarship Reconsidered: Priorities of the Professoriate," Ernest Boyer (1990) proposed that the definition of scholarship be broadened beyond the predominant emphasis on the scholarship of discovery to encompass the scholarships of integration, application, and teaching. The scholarly discussion related to Boyer's perspective indicates the need to take stock of the literature in the field. This volume reviews the major scholarly works on the meaning of the domains of scholarship and the criteria and documentation needed to assess scholarship. Five conclusions are advanced based on the review, and 11 propositions for institutional policy are made to further the institutionalization of Boyer's four domains of scholarship. The chapters are: (1)"Introduction"; (2) "The Four Domains of Scholarship: Toward a Rethinking of Scholarly Role Performance"; (3) "The Scholarship of Application"; (4) "The Scholarship of Discovery"; (5) "The Scholarship of Integration"; (6) "The Scholarship of Teaching"; (7) "Factors Affecting the Institutionalization of a Broader Definition of Scholarship"; (8) "Approaches to Altering the Academic Reward System"; and (9) "Conclusions and Recommendations for Further Study and for Institutional Policy and Practice." One appendix discusses a faculty professional performance study, and the other contains an inventory of scholarship that groups professional behaviors into the four dimensions of scholarship. (Contains 3 tables and 132 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Definitions, Higher Education, Literature Reviews, Scholarship, Teacher Role
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Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Graduate School of Education and Human Development.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, Washington, DC.; Association for the Study of Higher Education.