American higher education is at a crossroads. One is a growing emphasis on democratization and civic engagement. But this trend co-exists with two others—the movement toward commodification and commercialization and the continuation of a discipline-focused purpose of education. In his landmark work, Scholarship Reconsidered: Priorities of the Professoriate, Ernest Boyer stressed that universities should not just focus on research and teaching, but should consider four types of scholarship—discovery (research), teaching, application (also known as service or outreach), and integration (interdisciplinary work). In a few places where the Boyer model has been fully implemented, it works well. Within the Boyer model, faculty can shift the emphasis. Do they want to focus on applied work in community or applied research? Universities can put different emphasis for different faculty based on their preferences.
Encouraging student involvement in Anchor related work is an important way to further Buffalo State’s anchor mission. The Delphi Framework offers a few ways in which faculty can engage their students in anchor related work. View The Delphi Framework here.
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