TITLE

TEACHING THE ELEPHANT TO DANCE: A PARABLE ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP OF LEARNING

AUTHOR(S)
Ballantine, Jeanne
PUB. DATE
August 1995
SOURCE
Sociological Focus;Aug95, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p207
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses that the role of faculty has to change in view of changing scenario. To discuss this issue a comparison between a chained elephant and the organization has been done, both seem to be immobilized by the familiar, by what worked in the past-by the chains bound around their ankles. This mindset can be destructive to both professor and pachyderm. It has been suggested that colleges and universities often do not take advantage of resources available. The multiple roles of faculty-research, teaching, applied work and service roles have been discussed in this article. In the North Central Sociological Association survey of faculty roles, conducted in the fall of 1994, several faculties have been questioned about their scholarship, teaching and service activities. It also questioned how the faculty view research and teaching roles and maintain a balance between them. Alternative models of faculty roles, collaborative peer model, modifying faculty role expectations and expectations from faculty engaged in pure and applied research is dealt. The results have been depicted in form of bar graphs, and proposals for new paradigms of faculty work have been deliberated.
ACCESSION #
11617169

 

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