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Research Assessment Exercise 2006. University Grants Committee. Opening Remarks. by Prof Roland Chin Convenor, Research Ad Hoc Group (RAG) University Grants Committee. Opportunities for Scholarship. University Grants Committee Research Assessment Exercise January 23 rd & 24 th 2006.

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research assessment exercise 2006

Research Assessment Exercise 2006

University Grants Committee

opening remarks

Opening Remarks

by Prof Roland Chin

Convenor, Research Ad Hoc Group (RAG)

University Grants Committee

opportunities for scholarship

Opportunitiesfor Scholarship

University Grants Committee

Research Assessment Exercise

January 23rd & 24th 2006

the carnegie foundation for the advancement of teaching
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

Lee Shulman, President

Richard Gale, Senior Scholar & CASTL Director

Stephanie Waldmann, Foundation Secretary

Chun-Mei Zhao, Research Scholar

Dan Bernstein, University of Kansas

the carnegie foundation for the advancement of teaching1
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

“To do and perform all things necessary to encourage, uphold, and dignify the profession of the teacher and the cause of higher education”

- from The Carnegie Foundation Mission Statement

the work of the scholar
The Work of the Scholar

The work of the scholar

remains incomplete

until it is understood and used

by others.

scholarship reconsidered 1990
Scholarship Reconsidered (1990)
  • “Is it possible to define the work of faculty in ways that reflect more realistically the full range of academic and civic mandates?”
  • “… the work of the professoriate might be thought of as having four separate, yet overlapping, functions”
    • Discovery
    • Integration
    • Application
    • Teaching
the four scholarships discovery
The Four Scholarships: Discovery
  • Scholarship that makes a commitment to knowledge for its own sake, to freedom of inquiry and to following in a disciplined fashion an investigation wherever it may lead …
  • Comes closest to what is usually meant when we speak of “research”
the four scholarships integration
The Four Scholarships: Integration
  • Scholarship that makes connections across the disciplines, in a larger context, at the boundaries where fields converge … that seeks to interpret, draw together, and bring new insight to bear on original research …
  • Interdisciplinary, interpretive, integrative
the four scholarships application
The Four Scholarships: Application
  • Scholarship that serves the interest of the larger community by addressing consequential problems … bringing knowledge to bear on the issues faced by members of the society
  • The community’s issues themselves define the agenda for scholarly investigation
the four scholarships teaching
The Four Scholarships: Teaching
  • Scholarship using disciplinary methods and practice to study and improve student learning … building on, peer reviewing, and sharing knowledge gained through investigation to improve teaching and learning
  • Not only transmitting knowledge, but transforming and extending it as well
the four scholarships teaching1
The Four Scholarships: Teaching
  • Science
  • Humanities
  • Professional
the advancement of learning
The Advancement of Learning



The University



scholarship assessed 1997
Scholarship Assessed (1997)
  • All forms of scholarship include:
    • Clear goals
    • Adequate preparation
    • Appropriate methods
    • Significant results
    • Reflective critique
    • Effective presentation

Glassick, Huber, & Maeroff

establishing excellence
Establishing Excellence
  • Qualities of Surprise and Delight
  • Transparency of Argument and Evidence
  • Commitment to Rigor and Peer Review
  • Communication and Dissemination of Standards and Examples
  • Prof. Roland Chin, Mr. Michael Stone, and The University Grants Committee
  • Hong Kong Institutions of Higher Education
  • Research Assessment Exercise Participants