ERIC Number: ED480469
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Faculty Service Roles and the Scholarship of Engagement. ERIC Digest.
The three facets of a faculty member's job in the modern university are teaching, research, and service. There is general agreement on the meanings of teaching and research, but what the service role involves is much less clear. There are internal and external dimensions to service. Internal service is service to the institution as a way to conduct institutional business and service to the discipline. External service is a means for institutions to communicate to multiple external audiences what it is that higher education does to meet social needs. External service takes many forms. When faculty members can extend their intellectual curiosity into their service activities, they can unify their professional lives to benefit their own work and those with whom they work. When faculty and administrators embrace a scholarship of engagement and acknowledge the important role of service in both internal and external functioning and health of the campus, the faculty can experience integrated academic lives. (Contains 17 references.) (SLD)
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, Washington, DC.