This article analyzes the impact of the book Scholarship Reconsidered: Priorities of the Professoriate, by Ernest L. Boyer, on the disciplines of communication in the U.S. The book offers a potentially profound new set of directions for the disciplines of communication. It has not been ignored in the disciplines of communication. For some, the significance of the report resides in the fact that it recommends that the scope of scholarship be expanded. For others, the power of the report resides in the fact that it advocates that research and teaching should be equivalent in status. Others have reported that departmental attempts to expand the definition of scholarship and create equality among the published research, teaching, applied research, and interdisciplinary studies are still challenged in traditional research journals.
Chesebro, J. W. (1993). Scholarship reconsidered: Its impact on the communication disciplines. Journal of the Association for Communication Administration, 22(3), 14–18.