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Western Carolina University

Research Support for Faculty

Data help and expertise

The Coulter Faculty Commons' Research Support Specialist, Kong (CK) Chen offers a range of services encompassing consultation on social science research methodologies, assistance with survey design, and proficiency in utilizing Qualtrics.

Follow the link at the bottom of the page to schedule a consultation with CK.

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

Kong (CK) Chen, Research Support Specialist

April Tallant, Senior Educational Developer