Faculty Rewards: Can We Implement the Scholarship of
An On-Line Symposium, Oct. 11 to 27, 1995
Co-sponsored by the Educational Research
and Methods Division (ERM) of the American Society for
Engineering Education (ASEE) and the Chemical Education
Division (Chem. Ed.) of the American Chemical Society (ACS).
The main issue to discuss is whether the scholarship of
teaching should become an alternative to the scholarship of
discovery (research) in faculty promotion and tenure decisions
in higher education. This case was argued forcefully by
Ernest Boyer in the Carnegie Foundation's 1990 monograph
"Scholarship Reconsidered". The issue, however, needs to be
debated openly and creatively by academics themselves. We
have organized this conference to do just that.
Four authors were invited to submit papers on different
aspects of the issue. These papers will serve as the starting
point for our e-mail discussions. Each author is well respected
in higher education circles for his past contributions to the
educational literature. They and their paper titles are listed below:
just click on the paper title to access the paper.
On October 11, 1995, these opening remarks and the four
authored papers will be distributed via e-mail to all who
have signed on to the CHEMCONF listserv list.
If you are not presently subscribed to CHEMCONF, send an email message
to: LISTSERV@UMDD.UMD.EDU or LISTSERV@UMDD.BITNET, leave
the subject line blank, and put
the following one-line message in the message body:
SUBSCRIBE CHEMCONF your name
replacing your name with your full name.
These papers and instructions are also available on the World Wide Web at
Participants are asked to read the papers, jotting down their
questions, comments and concerns. We will start sharing
these thoughts on the following schedule
Oct 16-17: Discussion and comments on Paper #1
Oct 18-19: Discussion and comments on Paper #2
Oct 20-23: Discussion and comments on Paper #3
Oct 24-25: Discussion and comments on Paper #4
Oct 26-27: General discussion, concluding remarks by the
authors and evaluation of the conference.
The Conference Chairs will send out a message through the
listserver on the morning starting each two day discussion
period. Add your comments to the traffic by simply responding
to this message. You can also communicate by responding to
any message sent to you over that two day period.
Please keep EACH COMMUNICATION TO < 200 WORDS.
This is about a "one screen" message for most of us and will
make the exchange of ideas cleaner and quicker. Please use a
one or two sentence opening that states the aspect of the issue
you will address in that communication, then go on to give
Please break your comments into separate messages if you
have several aspects you wish to address.
The paper author will contribute to the give-and-take as his
schedule allows over the two days. Each author will also give
summarizing remarks on the 27th.
For those who wish to review past messages easily, daily logs
of the discussions have been collected and archived here:
Click here to go to the evaluation questionnaire page.
If your Web browser supports "mailto" links (as does Netscape), you can click
on the email address at the top of the evaluation questionnaire page, click on
the "Quote Document" button, then fill the your answers in the appropriate places, and
click on the "Send" button to send in your response.
We hope that by connecting these two college education
groups in this "in your office" manner, we will get a
productive and insightful cross fertilization of ideas. Our aim
is to give energy to the growing reevaluation of higher
education occurring across the country. We can best serve our
students and our professions by thoughtfully rethinking what
we do and by changing where change is beneficial.
The technical organization is being handled by
Professor of Chemistry
University of Maryland
The address of this page is http://www.wam.umd.edu/~toh/ChemConference/FacultyRewards/home.html
This page is maintained by Tom O'Haver , Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemistry and
Biochemistry, The University of Maryland at College Park.
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