A comparison of traditional scholarship and the scholarship of engagement

May 1, 2015

In this University of California report, Furco offers a useful chart that compares views on traditional scholarship of discovery and on scholarship of engagement along six dimensions. He suggests that scholarship of engagement must satisfy criteria related to the traditional views and also additional ones having to do with direct application to broader public issues, community impact, and that it is reviewed and validated by qualified peers in the community.

Furco, A. (2002). A comparison of traditional scholarship and the scholarship of engagement. In Anderson J. & Douglass, J.A. et al, Promoting civic engagement at the University of California: Recommendations from the strategy group on civic and academic engagement (p. 10). Berkeley, CA: Center for Studies in Higher Education. Full report

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