The New American Scholar

  • R. Eugene Rice Antioch College
Keywords: Higher Education, Diversity, Role of Scholarship


This is a call for a broader view of scholarship: one that is congruent with the rich diversity of American higher education; one that Is more appropriate, more authentic, and more adaptive for both our Institutions and day-to-day working lives of faculty. Bui/ding on the recent Inquiry Into how knowledge Is acquired and utlllzed-dlfferent ways of knowing-the polarities in the contemporary setting are set aside and an alternative perspective Is proposed. Focusing on the comprehensive university, particularly, questions are raised about the changing role of scholarship In a plurallstic democracy.