Boyer in the Middle: Second Generation Challenges
to Emerging Scholarship
Barbara Jo White
Published online: 14 August 2017
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2017
Abstract This article reports on an examination of the distinctive second-generation chal-
lenges and opportunities faced by an early institutional adopter of the Boyer model of
scholarship. Following the first cohort of faculty to be reviewed for tenure and promotion
based on these criteria, we report the results of a survey designed to determine the perceptions
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Robert Crow earned a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Research from the University of South Carolina
and is Assistant Professor of Educational Research at Western Carolina University. His special interests are
assessment, evaluation, and the emerging field of improvement science. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Laura Cruz earned a Ph.D. in History from the University of California at Berkeley and is the Director of the
Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence at Tennessee Tech University. Her special interests are emerging
forms of scholarship, educational technology, innovative pedagogies, and organizational development in higher
education. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Gillan (Jill) D. Ellern earned an M.A. in Library and Information Science from Louisiana State University and is
Associate Professor and Systems Librarian at Western Carolina University. Her special interests include Boyer’s
model of scholarship, PC authentication and privacy in libraries, jail librarianship, and Facebook use in libraries.
She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
George Ford earned an Ed.D.in Educational Leadership from Western Carolina University and is Associate
Professor of Construction Management at Western Carolina University. His special interests include mechanical
engineering and energy management. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Hollye Moss earned a Ph.D. in Industrial Management from Clemson University and is Professor of and Director
of the School of Economics, Management, and Project Management in the College of Business at Western
Carolina University. Her special interests include business statistics and operations management. She can be
reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Barbara Jo White earned a Ph.D. in Computer Information Systems from the University of Mississippi and is
Professor of Computer Information Systems at Western Carolina University. Her special interest include systems
analysis and design. She can be reached at email@example.com.
* Laura Cruz
Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC 28723, USA
Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence, Tennessee Tech University, 117 Volpe Library,
Cookeville, TN 38596, USA