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ERIC Number: EJ850019
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0190-2946
Scholarly Service and the Scholarship of Service
Lee, E. Suzanne
Academe, v95 n3 p34-35 May-Jun 2009
The scholarship of teaching has received a considerable amount of attention in recent years, with new recognition that faculty members' research does not necessarily exclude their pedagogy. But research and teaching are not the only parts of their lives as faculty members. Much of what they do on their campuses comes under the heading of service. It is time to acknowledge that service can be scholarly and that faculty members can also engage in scholarship about service. Faculty members engage in scholarly service when they use research principles and methodologies to study problems and seek solutions as they are engaged in service to their institutions. For example, faculty members can use research methodologies to gather needed input from constituents when policy change is required at the departmental, school, or institutional level; to replace overused anecdotal evidence so that committees can recommend data-driven policy changes; and to assess faculty, staff, and student experiences of any committee charge related to university functions. When faculty members share the processes they use, the knowledge they gain, and the outcomes of their scholarly service with their peers--those on their campus as well as those at other institutions--they engage in the scholarship of service. In this article, the author describes how her experience at Saint Xavier University, where she teaches, illustrates how scholarship and service can overlap.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois