Scholars, Teachers, and Servants
13 Pages Posted: 17 Jan 2017
Date Written: January 5, 2017
I would like to play a time-worn tune—an academic’s apology for academia—in a fresh way. The conventional defenses of research are not wrong, but their accent falls on the wrong beat. We place too much emphasis on writing and not enough on reading, and in so doing we artificially isolate scholarship from teaching and service. Scholarly publication is important, yes, but it is not not the essence of what we do. So: take it from the top, once more with feeling.
Keywords: higher education, legal education, research, scholarship, teaching, service, tenure, academic freedom
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