Conferencing and Publishing
Not only does the road to tenure include conference presentation and article publication, but yearly merit pay and promotion to full professor also require a professor to continue to generate presentations and publications. Ironically, little scholarly research, presentation, or publication exists on these essential academic functions. Boyer (1990) brought the issue of expanding acceptable forms of publishing and scholarship to the forefront with his Scholarship Reconsidered. His pivotal work spawned thousands of articles and perhaps an equal number of discussions at faculty meetings and conferences.