Comparing Definitions of Creative Scholarship from the United States and Other Countries: Has the United States Caught up with the Rest of the World?

By Melinda Adams and Sonya Meyer.

Published by The International Journal of Design Management and Professional Practice

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The purpose of this research is to determine whether or not institutions of higher education in the United States have redefined scholarship to be more inclusive and give more weight to creative or public scholarship as was suggested by Boyer in 1990 or if these institutions continued to fall behind and discourage scholarship in these areas when compared to institutions of higher education abroad. This research is a continuation of previous research on defining creative scholarship and identifying evaluation tools for creative scholarship. The researchers compare previous definitions and standards of creative scholarship from institutions of higher education in the United States to institutions abroad. In order to complete these comparisons, researchers compared definitions and standards of creative scholarship at institutions of higher education in the United States from 2002 with current definitions. The current definitions and standards were compared with institutions and/or national definitions and standards of creative scholarship from abroad.

Keywords: Comparing Definitions, Creative Scholarship, Policies, Tenure and Promotion

International Journal of Design Management and Professional Practice, Volume 7, Issue 2, March 2014, pp.25-32. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: March 21, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 227.230KB)).

Dr. Melinda Adams

Associate Professor, Department of Fashion Management, University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Dr. Adams is an associate professor of fashion management at the University of the Incarnate Word. Her research interests include creative scholarship and green retailing. Her creative research includes textile and wearable art, quilting, dyeing, and embroidery. She is a member of the International Textiles and Apparel Association and Surface Design Association.

Dr. Sonya Meyer

Professor, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, USA

Dr. Meyer is a professor at the University of Wyoming. She and her program colleagues are committed to developing to developing a greater global awareness in students, leading to an increase in social responsible and sustainable apparel design industry.