Priorities of the Professoriate

Engaging Multiple Forms of Scholarship Across Rural and Urban Institutions

Edited by:
Fred A. Bonner II, Prairie View A&M University
Rosa M. Banda, Rutgers
Petra A. Robinson, Louisiana State University
Chance W. Lewis, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Barbara Lofton, University of Arkansas-Fayetteville

A volume in the series: Contemporary Perspectives on Access, Equity, and Achievement. Editor(s): Chance W. Lewis, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Published 2015

Established in 2006, the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education (AABHE), formerly constituted as the Black Caucus (American Association of Higher Education), has been the consistent voice of Black issues in academe. According to the stated mission, the AABHE pursues the educational and professional needs of Blacks in higher education with a focus on leadership, equity, access, achievement and other vital issues impacting students, faculty, staff, and administrators. AABHE also facilitates and provides opportunities for collaborating and networking among individuals, institutions, groups and agencies in higher education in the United States and internationally. This 2012 year will mark the beginning of the AABHE research consortium, an arm of the organization that will advance scholarly research and publications to highlight critical issues pertinent to the success and uplift of Black populations across the higher education diaspora.

This book will explore important issues across multiple fields—fields represented by the scholars/members of AABHE. AABHE scholars will contribute chapters based on their disciplinary expertise. The work of Earnest Boyer as articulated in the book Faculty Priorities Reconsidered: Rewarding Multiple Forms of Scholarship will be used as the conceptual foundation to ground this important work. A particular focus on the elements of Boyer’s seminal work will include chapters devoted to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning; Scholarship of Engagement; Scholarship of Discovery; and Scholarship of Integration. This scholarly book is unique in that it provides essential insight on how not only faculty, but also administrators who are invested in insuring that the priorities of the professoriate are aligned with the mission and vision of urban postsecondary institutions.

Foreword. Introduction: AABHE Perspectives on Contemporary Faculty Priorities: Reimagining Boyer’s Framework, Fred A. Bonner, II and Saundra Tomlinson-Clarke. Scholarship of Discovery: Exploring Cross-Cultural Counseling Deep in the Heart of Counselor Education, Aretha F. Marbley, Cynthia L. Wimberly, Jiaqi Li, Arleezah Marrah and Valerie K. McGaha. Creating Optimal Classroom Contexts: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Shonta M. Smith. Developing Potential Across the Disciplines: The Scholarship of Integration, Kenneth Durgans and Ansley Abraham. A View From the Top: Academic Administrators’ Reflection on the Scholarship of Integration, Joseph H. Silver, Sr. and Lillian B. Poats. Being of Some Scholarly Service...: A New Take on the Scholarship of Engagement in Academe, Selena T. Rodgers. The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Critical Competencies in the HBCU Context, Mable Scott. Twenty-First Century Scholars of Color and Contemporary Weapons for Social Justice, Malik S. Henfield, Janice A. Byrd, and Ahmad R. Washington. Connecting to Our Stakeholders: How Faculty Research: Can Engage the Community, Carolyn Orange. Career Advancement Beyond the Traditional Tenure and Promotion Process: Broadening Boyer’s Scholarship Reconsidered Through Critical Race Theory, Donald Mitchell, Jr. and Adriel A. Hilton. The Scholarship of Engagement: A Reason to Cross the Ivory Tower’s Moat, Petra A. Robinson. Afterword: Priorities of the Professoriate: Engaging Multiple Forms of Scholarship Across Rural and Urban Institutions, William Harvey. About the Editors. About the Contributors.