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Why a scholarship of practice? Toward what end do we assess the merits of such a concept? John Braxton (2003) recommends a scholarship of practice as a means to enhance the utility of empirical research by developing and refining knowledge that improves institutional policy and practice in higher education. In essence, a scholarship of practice turns the scholarly assets of the academy on the work of the academy itself.


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Wells, C. (2017). Constructing a Prototype: Realizing a Scholarship of Practice in General Education (pp. 57-70). In J. Braxton [Ed], Toward a Scholarship of Practice. New Directions for Higher Education. San Francisco, CA: Wiley/Jossey-Bass.

Wells, C. A. (2017). Constructing a prototype: Realizing a scholarship of practice in general education: constructing a prototype. New Directions for Higher Education, 2017(178), 57–69.