Syllabus as Locus of Intervention and Impact

Nicky Agate, Rebecca Kennison, Christoper P. Long, Jason Rhody, Simone Sacchi, Penny Weber


A syllabus is an opportunity for impactful intervention in the marketplace of academic prestige. As a construction site for notions of authority, legitimacy, and power, it proffers an opportunity to build up traditionally underrepresented voices and forms of scholarship and redefine the parameters of the scholarly conversation. As a form of sustained engagement with those voices, it offers a new way to conceive of scholarly impact that goes beyond just another citation.


values; impact; research assessment; diversity; equity; authority

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