Scholarship Assessed: Evaluation of the Professoriate / Edition 1

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"My own personal hope for this Carnegie report is that it will contribute to the current constructive debate about the role of the professoriate, and that from such discourse common language will begin to emerge within the academy about the meaning of scholarship and how it might be authentically assessed. "Ernest L. Boyer Princeton, New Jersey November 7, 1995—from the prologue When it was published in 1990, Scholarship Reconsidered offered a new paradigm that recognized the full range of scholarly activity by college and university faculty and questioned the existence of a reward system that pushed faculty toward research and publication and away from teaching and integrating and applying existing knowledge. Now, Scholarship Assessed begins where Scholarship Reconsidered left off. Begun under the oversight of Ernest L. Boyer, and completed by authors Glassick, Huber, and Maenoff, Scholarship Assessed examines the changing nature of scholarship in today's colleges and universities. It proposes new standards for assessing scholarship and evaluating faculty with special emphasis on methods for documenting effective scholarship. Based on the findings of the Carnegie Foundation's National Survey on the Reexamination of Faculty Roles and Rewards, this is an excellent resource for anyone engaged in the debate of creating institutional standards of rigor and quality in our colleges and universities. The authors examine the changing nature of scholarship in today's colleges and universities. They propose new standards with special emphasis on methods for assessment and documentation.

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"Effectively communicates methods for evaluating all aspects of faculty work and addresses a need felt by both faculty and administrators.... The guidelines provided by Glassick, Huber, and Maeroff will be very useful to those who want to be involved in this important change in the academy." (Faculty Development)

"This is the kind of book that will energize educators, especially those who take their teaching seriously. In fact, it is indispensable reading for anyone interested in the twin current discussions on the role of the professiorate and the changing definition of the mission of American higher education.... Recommended reading for true teachers and all those on the cutting edge of the education profession." (Forum, a publication of the Association of Christians in Higher Education)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787910914
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/28/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 148
  • Sales rank: 760,308
  • Product dimensions: 6.91 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author

CHARLES E. GLASSICK is a senior associate of The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and he has served as president of Gettysburg College. MARY TAYLOR HUBER is a senior scholar at The Carnegie Foundation, and she has taught public policy and anthropology at Princeton University. She is the author and coauthor of several books including The Knowledge Industry in the United States (1986). GENE I. MAEROFF a former senior fellow at The Carnegie Foundation, is the director of the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media at Teachers College, Columbia University.

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Table of Contents

Prologue: Scholarship—A Personal Journey, by Ernest L. Boyer.

1. Scholarship in Transition.

2. Standards of Scholarly Work.

3. Documenting Scholarship.

4. Trusting the Process.

5. The Qualities of a Scholar.

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