Teaching/Learning Academy

Valencia's Standards of Scholarship

Clear Goals:
Does the author of the project/initiative

State the basic purpose of his or her work clearly?
Define objectives that are realistic and assessable?

Adequate Preparation:
Does the author of the project/initiative

Show an understanding of relevant scholarship?
Bring together the necessary resources (time, financial support, specialized training)?

Appropriate Methods:
Does the author of the project/initiative

Use methods appropriate to the goals?
Modify procedures in response to changing circumstances?

Significant Results:
Does the author of the project/initiative

Achieve the goals (a failed experiment is a success if learning goals are achieved)?
Open additional questions for further exploration?

Reflective Critique:

Does the author of the project/initiative

Critically evaluate his or her work?
Use evaluation to improve the quality of future work?

Effective Presentation:
Does the author of the project/initiative

Use a suitable style and effective organization to present his or her work?
Use appropriate forums for communicating work to its intended audiences?

Adapted From: Glassick, C. E., Huber, M.H., Maeroff, F.W. (1997). Scholarship assessed evaluation of the professoriate. An Ernest L. Boyer Project of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.