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Higher Ed Round-up...... October 13, 1997
Carnegie Report Recommends
Evaluation of Professors
The report's authors say the new standards can be used to measure scholarly effectiveness in all types of discipline and across four categories of scholarship identified in a previous Carnegie study. That report, released in 1990 and called Scholarship Reconsidered: Priorities of the Professoriate, moved beyond the "research versus teaching debate" and recognized four categories of scholarship: discovery (research); teaching; application (service); and integrating knowledge. The goal of the new Carnegie study is to provide language and methodology for effectively evaluating these dimensions of scholarly work.
"Without a better balance among professional priorities," the new report warns, "gaps will widen between fields of knowledge, between faculty and students, between campuses and the larger society...." (Source: The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 8/25/97)
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Reprinted, with permission from CASE Flash Points.