Teaching, Research, and Service in the Twenty-First Century English Department: A Delicate Balance (Mellen Studies in Education)

Title

Teaching, Research, and Service in the Twenty-First Century English Department: A Delicate Balance (Mellen Studies in Education)

Role

Co-editors: Joe Marshall Hardin and Ray Wallace

Contributing author: David A. Sapp

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Book Contribution

Description/Summary

David A. Sapp is a contributing author, "Uniting Teaching, Research, and Service: Restructuring the 21st Century English Department for Communities of Learning", pp. 102-122.

Book description: This work brings together divergent English professionals to discuss the question of balance between teaching, scholarship, and service in English departments. The selected essays by faculty, composition directors, graduate studies directors, tenure and promotion committees, department heads, deans, vice presidents and those is related fields give this collection a wide array of perspectives from research, comprehensive and teaching departments.

The essays examine how departments establish criteria, weight, and reward for these areas; how expectations are spelled out to faculty; how these elements are deemed to be accomplished satisfactorily; how graduate programs prepare English professionals or how they can more adequately prepare them for work in these areas; how well departments work with new faculty to define expectations; how expectations change as institutional missions change; how post-tenure review processes evaluate these elements; how “well-rounded English professionals” are defined, developed and encouraged; how new faculty can develop professional profiles; how new and established faculty would like to see these areas weighted; and how what we say we want our “well-rounded faculty” to look like and what we actually reward varies. -- Publisher description.

ISBN

9780773464209

Publication Date

2004

Publication Information

Sapp, D. (2004). Uniting Teaching, Research, and Service: Restructuring the 21st Century English Department for Communities of Learning. Teaching, Research, and Service in the Twenty-First Century English Department: A Delicate Balance (Mellen Studies in Education). Eds. J. Hardin, & R. Wallace. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 105-122

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