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Scholarly Activity

Faculty Scholarly Activity

Scholarly activities at Pepperdine GSEP are based upon a framework proposed by Boyer (1990), which expands the traditional view of academic excellence to focus on four aspects of scholarship: discovery, teaching, application, and integration. This broadened definition is consistent with the primary mission of GSEP, which is to prepare professionals for ethical service and leadership roles in education, psychology, and related areas.

Faculty scholarly activity involves originality, creativity, collaboration, a thorough grounding in previous scholarship, and effective communication of contributions through teaching, practice, presentations, and publications. For more information on faculty scholarly activities, please see Meet the Faculty.

To view the scholarly activity taking place at the Pepperdine community counseling centers, please visit the Clinics Advancement and Research Committee and the Pepperdine Applied Research Center webpages. For more information on protections for human participants in Pepperdine research activities, please see the Graduate and Professional Schools IRB website.

Boyer, E. (1990). Scholarship Reconsidered: Priorities of the Professoriate. Princeton, NJ: The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Student Scholarly Activity

At The Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP), we believe education is more than what happens in the classroom. The student affiliated scholarly organizations and societies at GSEP provide students with the opportunity to enhance their personal and professional development beyond academic studies. With the support of faculty advisors, the student-led organizations of GSEP encourage members to learn and grow together in an environment supportive of diversity and creativity. To learn more about the student-led organizations at GSEP, please visit the links or contact those listed below:

Psychology Student Organizations