Research activities in the teaching intensive university: Scholarship reconsidered & repositioned

  • Anthony G Shannon Emeritus Professor, University of Technology Sydney, NSW 2007
Keywords: Research, scholarship, discovery, integration, teaching, quantitative measurement, application, , quantitative measurement, Boyer, teaching excellence


A quarter of a century has passed since Professor Ernest L. Boyer's landmark book, Scholarship Reconsidered: Priorities of the Professoriate, challenged the publish-or-perish status quo that dominated the academic landscape then and has continued to do so through a variety of research league-table games. His powerful and enduring argument for a broader approach to academic roles and rewards within universities continues to be important as higher education providers balance the varying expectations of their role in society. This paper is more an examination of the provenance of the Boyer model than a review of the book.


Download data is not yet available.


1. Boyer, E. L. 1997. Scholarship Reconsidered: Priorities of the Professoriate. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
2. Boyer, Ernest L. 2016. Scholarship Reconsidered: Priorities of the Professoriate. [Updated and Expanded by Drew Moser, Todd C Ream, John M Braxton and Associates.] The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. San Francisco, CA: Jossey Bass.
3. Newman, John Henry (author), Frank M Turner (editor). 1996. The Idea of a University. (Other contributors: Martha McMackin Garland, Sara Castro-Klarén, George P Landow, Georeg M Marsden.) New Haven and London: Yale University Press.
4. Soh, Kaycheng. 2017. “The seven deadly sins of world university ranking: a summary from several papers.” Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management. 39 (1): 104-115.
5. Saliku, Muftahu Jibirin. 2016. “Qualitative and quantitative debates in contemporary educational research.” International Journal of Research in Education Methodology. 7 (5): 1323-1327.
6. Coulthard, Darryl and Susan Keller. 2016. “Publication anxiety, quality, and journal rankings: researcher views.”Australasian Journal of Information Systems. 20 [].
7. Trigwell, K., A.G. Shannon and R. Maurizi. 1997. Research-coursework Doctoral Programs in Australian Universities. Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service
8. Trigwell, K., E. Martin, J. Benjamin and M. Prosser. 2000. “Scholarship of teaching: A model.” Higher Education Research & Development. 19 (2): 155-168.
9. Kaplan, Robert S., and Anette Mikes. 2012. “Managing Risks: A new Framework.” Harvard Business Review. 90 (6): 49-60.
10. Hannant, Ruth, and Polly Payne. 2016. Teaching Excellence Framework Funding. Bristol: Department for Business Innovation and Skills.
11. University of Queensland. 2007. Working Party on the Diversity of Academic Roles. St Lucia: University of Queensland.
12. Sotirova, Evdokia, and A.G. Shannon. 2015. “Application of InterCriteria Decision Making to the rankings of Australian universities.” Notes on Intuitionistic Fuzzy Sets. 21 (4): 136-142.
13. Nelson, Adam R., and Ian P. Wei (eds). 2012. The Global University: Past, Present and Future Perspectives. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, pp,6,7.
14. Davis, Michael Warren. 2016. “Voices in the Darkness.” Quadrant. 60 (12): 67-69.
15. Shannon, A.G., and B.E. Clark. 1979. “Mathematical Attitudes of Some Polytechnic Students.” British Journal of Educational Technology. 10 (1): 59-68.
16. Glassick, Charles E. Mary Taylor Huber and Gene I. Maeroff. 1997. Scholarship Assessed: Evaluation of the Professoriate. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
17. Pelikan, Jaroslav. 1992. The Idea of a University: A Reexamination. New Haven and London: Yale University Press.
18. Zimmerman, Linda. 1998. “The Long Shadow of Cardinal Newman: New Ideas on the University.” Stanford Electronic Humanities Review. 6(1): review 5.
19. Shrimpton, Paul. 2014. The Making of Men. Leominster, UK: Gracewing.
20. Shannon, Anthony G., Beloslva Riecan, Evdokia Sotirova, Krassimr Atanassov, Maciej Krawczak, Pedro Melo-Minto, Rangasamy Parvathi and Taekyun Kim. 2017. “Generalized net models of promotion and doctoral candidature.” In Vassil Sgurev, Ronald R. Yager, Janusz Kacprzyk and Krassimir T Atanassov (eds), Recent Contributions in Intelligent Systems. Switzerland: Springer, pp.263- 277.
21. Coates, Hamish. 2016. The Market for Learning: Leading Transparent Higher Education. Singapore: Springer, pp.35 and 165.