Dimensions of Faculty Research
Edited by Charles P. Baril, Donna L. Street, and Ralph L. Benke Jr.
207 pages, copyright 1990
Today, college and university
professors are devoting more time and energy to research than ever
before. Business school administrators reward faculty members
pursuing scholarly activities, particularly those with
corresponding publication records. Dimensions of Faculty
Research is a collection of articles that will appeal to
faculty and administrators interested in furthering their
understanding of the research process and raising publication
levels. The articles are organized into four broad
- Scholarly Activity Defined:This
introductory section addresses the scope of scholarly activity.
While it is clear that academic publications are an integral
component, a survey of faculty and administrators reveals five
additional dimensions of scholarship.
- Importance of Faculty Research:
The AACSB Task Force on Research argues that the overriding reason
for encouraging faculty research is to enhance teaching. The six
articles in this section examine this and other arguments for
engaging in research.
- Correlates of Faculty
Research:This section presents a series of articles
offering tactics for increasing research output. The experiences
and traits of prolific faculty are identified and examined.
- Conclusion:Based on a survey of
faculty conducted by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of
Teaching, the concluding paper urges administrators to broaden
their definitions of research and reward a combination of quality
teaching and scholarly activity.