ERIC Number: ED500971
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Research as Mission Creep? Reconsidering Scholarship in the Community College. In Brief
Gump, Steven E.
Office of Community College Research and Leadership
Community college faculty clearly do more than teach. When the potential scholarly activities of full-time community college faculty are narrowly defined as research, however, mission creep is insinuated, and community colleges are accused of attempting to encroach upon the purview of four-year research institutions in an expression of "goal displacement." One way to invalidate the criticisms of mission creep is to apply a broader definition of scholarship to the activities of community college faculty. This brief suggests a perspective from which to view possible scholarly roles, responsibilities, and contributions of community college faculty.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Teacher Role, Scholarship, Intellectual Disciplines, Institutional Mission, College Instruction, Professional Recognition
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Champaign. Office of Community College Research and Leadership.