Leaving Generalissimo: An Apology for Student-Faculty Scholarly Collaboration

By Kevin Cole and Marc Anderson.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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This essay argues that for the 21st Century disciplines in the humanities adopt a new model of scholarship, one that promotes and cultivates robust faculty-student collaboration: collaboration that, in turn, results in professional scholarship in the form of conference papers and presentations, scholarly articles, and even books. Over the last thirty years, the sciences and social sciences have dramatically outpaced the humanities in this enterprise, leaving the humanities at a distinct disadvantage. In fact, some disciplines in the sciences and social sciences have made this model of scholarship an integral part of their pedagogy. This essay critiques the current model of scholarship in the humanities then provides a practical guide for developing undergraduate apprentices in professional scholarship.

Keywords: Undergraduate Research, Faculty-Student Collaboration

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 8, Issue 10, pp.105-116. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 633.502KB).

Dr. Kevin Cole

Associate Professor, Humanities, University of Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls, SD, USA

A generalist in teaching and scholarship, Cole’s primary scholarly interests include strengthening general education; enhancing student learning in liberal arts core courses; and poetry and visual art. He has published on a range of figures, including Swift, Fielding, Cormac McCarthy, Kathleen Norris, David Lynch, and Jose Saramago. He is also a publishing poet at work on his first manuscript.

Marc Anderson

Baylor University, USA

Anderson received a B.A. in English from the University of Sioux Falls. He currently attends George W. Truett Theological Seminary in Waco, TX, where he expects to receive his Masters of Divinity with an emphasis in Theology in December of 2010.


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