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ERIC Number: EJ906564
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0033-5630
An Immodest Proposal
McGowan, John
Quarterly Journal of Speech, v96 n4 p413-420 Nov 2010
Of engaged scholarship, as of many other phenomena, people should learn to think dialectically. The pressures and desires that have called engaged scholarship into being are multiple and often contradictory, while the possibilities opened and foreclosed by such work are not only multiple but also contingent. Finally, rhetoricians should be especially tuned to perceive that the ways engaged scholarship will be understood, articulated, and put into action will vary according to the subject positions occupied by those doing the interpreting, the communicating, and the acting. The author suggests to start by thinking about audience, which is always a very good place to start. At the very minimum, engaged scholarship aspires to have academic work reach an audience beyond the scholarly community of one's disciplinary peers. For administrators, this means making the work of the research university generate outcomes beyond the walls of the campus. For professors, it is about trying to do work that has an impact in the world. The author addresses more institutional questions internal to the identities of university professors and ends with a more global speculation about the service ethos. (Contains 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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