Faculty Priorities Reconsidered (Hardcover)

Rewarding Multiple Forms of Scholarship

By KerryAnn O'Meara (Editor), R. Eugene Rice (Editor), Russell Edgerton (Foreword by)

Jossey-Bass, 9780787979201, 368pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2005

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No reform effort in American higher education in the last twentyyears has been more important than the attempt to enlarge thedominant understanding of the scholarly work of facult--what countsas scholarship. Faculty Priorities Reconsidered assesses theimpact of this widespread initiative to realign the priorities ofthe American professoriate with the essential missions of thenation's colleges and universities: to redefine faculty roles andrestructure reward systems.

Faculty Priorities Reconsidered traces the history of themovement to redefine scholarship: examining the impact of the 1990landmark report Scholarship Reconsidered: Priorities ofthe Professoriate from The Carnegie Foundation for theAdvancement of Teaching, and the decade-long work of the AmericanAssociation for Higher Education's Forum on Faculty Roles andRewards that initiated and sustained much of the work reported onhere. The struggles to move beyond narrow definitions of research, to distinguish between scholarly teaching and the scholarship ofteaching while acknowledging the importance of both, to encouragefaculty engagement in meeting the scholarly needs of the largercivic community, and to recognize the importance of academicsynthesis and integration--all elements of a broader understandingof scholarship--are addressed in this book.

About the Author

KerryAnn O'Meara is on the faculty at the University ofMassachusetts, Amherst. R. Eugene Rice served as Senior Fellow at The CarnegieFoundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Director of the Forumon Faculty Roles and Rewards (AAHE), and is now Senior Scholar inAntioch University's new Ph.D. program.