ERIC Number: EJ1092604
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
Scholarly Learning as Vocation: A Study of Community and Broad Access Liberal Arts College Faculty
Terosky, Aimee LaPointe; Gonzales, Leslie D.
Innovative Higher Education, v41 n2 p105-120 Apr 2016
In this study we extended Neumann's scholarly learning theory (2009)?and Hansen's theory on vocation (1994, 1995) to explore the scholarly learning of faculty members employed at institutional types not typically recognized for faculty work beyond teaching. Through interviews with 22 participants, we studied the content of and reasons for faculty engagement in scholarly learning. Our analysis found that the content of participants' scholarly learning focused on expanding and constructing disciplinary knowledge whereas their reasons connected to a sense of obligation and personal fulfillment. Such findings confirmed Neumann's suggestion that administrators should conceptualize the academic profession as a learning enterprise.
Descriptors: College Faculty, Interviews, Scholarship, Teacher Attitudes, Liberal Arts, Community Colleges, Intellectual Disciplines, Faculty Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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