Abstract

This article asserts that a scholarship of practice should emerge to improve day-to-day administrative practice in higher education. Six characteristics of professional practice in higher education strongly indicate such a need. The primary goals of scholarship of practice are to improve administrative practice in higher education and to develop a knowledge base worthy of professional status. This article also presents four attributes that a scholarship of practice must possess with particular attention to the types of knowledge needed for professional practice and how these types of knowledge might be developed by a scholarship of practice. Implications for policy and practice in higher education are also presented.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1090-7009
Print ISSN
0162-5748
Pages
pp. 285-293
Launched on MUSE
2004-12-16
Open Access
No
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