The Politics and Processes of Scholarship

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Joseph Michael Moxley, Lagretta Tallent Lenker
Greenwood Publishing Group, 1995 - 263 oldal

Joining the debate about the role of scholarship and research at American universities, this book examines contemporary academic issues, such as the evolution of postmodern concepts of scholarship, scholarship in the late age of print, and incentives for promoting grant writing and scholarly publishing. Contributors, including provosts, faculty development professionals, administrators, editors, and scholars, debate the impact of the German system of research-based graduate study and its faith in the ideal of pure research on American scholarship. Several contributors contend that the legacy of privileging pure research over applied research and pedagogy provides an inadequate model today. Teaching, conducting applied research, and writing works for broad audiences are undervalued, they claim, at many universities. As scholarship becomes more specialized, scholarly writing has become so specialized that few outside the specific discipline can read or understand it.

This volume continues the challenge to the concept of pure research and atheoretical teaching. Contributors demonstrate how postmodern theories and social and economic problems are working to explode the myth of disinterested research. The book goes on to analyze how academics can grapple with the social, political, moral, and pedagogical issues confronting society. It also considers the impact of new technologies, such as online databases and electronic journals, on scholarship. Current research suggests that only 10 to 20 percent of the nation's faculty produce the scholarly literature. This volume explores the changes that could help faculty find their voices as scholars, researchers, and grant writers.

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Introduction
1
POSTMODERN CONCEPTIONS OF SCHOLARSHIP
7
Disciplinary Associations and the Work of Faculty
19
A Reexamination of Views of Scholarly Publishing
41
Prospects for a Revaluation of Academic Values
53
Patsy P Schweickart
67
The Scholarly Journal and the Intellectual Sensorium
77
New Forums for Scholarship
105
INITIATIVES FOR PROMOTING GRANT WRITING
153
Publishing Proposing and Progressing
167
Characteristics of Successful Institutional Grants
179
INITIATIVES FOR PROMOTING SCHOLARLY
191
The Role of the Scholarly Editor
207
Mentoring and the Art
231
Annotated Bibliography of Academic Publishing Sources
239
Index
255

Communities of Scholarship in the Electronic
133

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207. oldal - THE SCHOLARS BALD heads forgetful of their sins, Old, learned, respectable bald heads Edit and annotate the lines That young men, tossing on their beds, Rhymed out in love's despair To flatter beauty's ignorant ear. All shuffle there; all cough in ink; All wear the carpet with their shoes; All think what other people think; All know the man their neighbour knows. Lord, what would they say Did their Catullus walk that way?
54. oldal - ... societies, and the claim for a special place in the curriculum have usually been associated with a group's first reception of a single paradigm. At least this was the case between the time, a century and a half ago, when the institutional pattern of scientific specialization first developed and the very recent time when the paraphernalia of specialization acquired a prestige of their own.
30. oldal - JUSTICE ^Justice is the first virtue of social institutions, as truth is of systems of thought. A theory however elegant and economical must be rejected or revised if it is untrue; likewise laws and institutions no matter how efficient and well-arranged must be reformed or abolished if they are unjust.
101. oldal - Towers and fields of it ranged in the colorless nonspace of the simulation matrix, the electronic consensus-hallucination that facilitates the handling and exchange of massive quantities of data. Legitimate programmers never see the walls of ice they work behind, the walls of shadow that screen their operations from others, from industrial-espionage artists and hustlers like Bobby Quine. Bobby was a cowboy. Bobby was a cracksman, a burglar, casing mankind's extended electronic nervous system, rusding...
150. oldal - Western culture can be divided into periods characterized by "pre-" and "post-Gutenberg man [szc]," and the dividing line is marked by a "veering toward the visual," to use Walter Ong's careening image.63 My study will make it clear that from the earliest times medieval educators had as visual and spatial an idea of locus as any Ramist had, which they inherited continuously from antiquity, and indeed that concern for the lay-out of memory governed much in medieval education designed to aid the mind...
101. oldal - Legitimate programmers jack themselves into their employers' sector of the matrix and find themselves surrounded by bright geometries representing the corporate data. Towers and fields of it ranged in the...
149. oldal - Hypertext, as the term will be used in the following pages, denotes text composed of blocks of text - what Barthes terms a lexia - and the electronic links that join them. Hypermedia simply extends the notion of the text in hypertext by including visual information, sound, animation, and other forms of data. Since hypertext, which links a passage of verbal discourse to images, maps, diagrams, and sound as easily as to another verbal passage, expands the notion of text beyond the solely verbal, I...
101. oldal - Legitmate programmers jack into their employers' sector of the matrix and find themselves surrounded by bright geometrics representing the corporate data. Towers and fields of it ranged in the colorless nonspace of the simulation matrix, the electronic consensus-hallucination that facilitates the handling and exchange of massive quantities of data (...) monochrome nonspace where the only stars are dense concentrations of 27 Roland Barthes, S/Z, Frankfurt 1980, 9f.
101. oldal - Electronics. The matrix is an abstract representation of the relationships between data systems. Legitimate programmers jack into their employers' sector of the matrix and find themselves surrounded by bright geometries representing the corporate data. Towers and fields of it ranged in the colorless non-space of the simulation matrix, the electronic consensus-hallucination that facilitates the handling and exchange of massive quantities of data. Legitimate programmers never see the walls of ice...

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JOSEPH M. MOXLEY, a Professor of English at the University of South Florida, has edited, authored, or coauthored six books on writing, including Publish, Don't Perish (Praeger, 1992). He offers academic writing workshops for faculty at numerous universities, including the University of Puerto Rico, the University of Memphis, and Stetson University College of Law.

LAGRETTA T. LENKER is codirector of the Center for Applied Humanities and Director of the Division of Lifelong Learning at the University of South Florida. She currently serves on the editorial board of Continuing Higher Education Review, and is the coeditor of three books, including Gender and Academe: Feminist Pedagogy and Politics.

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