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Research Support for Faculty

Boyer model

Western Carolina University has adopted Ernest Boyer's model research classification. Ernest Boyer’s seminal work, Scholarship Reconsidered: Priorities of the Professorate, outlines a broadened model of scholarship that “recognizes the full range of faculty talent” (p. xxi). Boyer’s model includes the following classifications:

  • Scholarship of Discovery
  • Scholarship of Integration
  • Scholarship of Application
  • Scholarship of Teaching

Check your departmental collegial review document for details, as departments may weigh some Boyer categories over others.

For support with the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, use the link at the bottom of the page to schedule a consultation with the Coulter Faculty Commons' Senior Educational Developer, April Tallant.

Research method contacts

April Tallant, Senior Educational Developer