Research in Higher Education

, Volume 20, Issue 1, pp 103–115 | Cite as

The dimensions of academic scholarship: Faculty and administrator views

  • Glenn R. Pellino
  • Robert T. Blackburn
  • Alice L. Boberg


Faculty and administrators responded to 32 activity statements related to “scholarship” on a frequency basis and on the characteristicness of the role. Approximately 1,000 faculty members in 24 colleges and universities and 55 administrators from 5 of the schools participated. Factor analysis revealed 6 dimensions of scholarship — professional activity, research (publishing), teaching, service, artistic endeavor, and “engagement with the novel,” the last being a new conception, one valued highly by both faculty and administrators in all types of colleges and universities. Significant differences appeared with respect to faculty and administrative views on the importance of research in regional universities.


Activity Statement Faculty Member Education Research Frequency Basis Professional Activity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Glenn R. Pellino
    • 1
  • Robert T. Blackburn
    • 2
  • Alice L. Boberg
    • 3
  1. 1.University of ScrantonUSA
  2. 2.University of MichiganUSA
  3. 3.University of CalgaryCanada

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