ERIC Number: ED041530
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Teaching, Research, and the Faculty. The Study of Education at Stanford. Report to the University, VIII.
Stanford Univ., CA.
This is the 8th in a series of 10 reports on education at Stanford University. Short essays on the art of teaching written by 20 members of the faculty are followed by a discussion of the constraints frustrating the commitment to life-long learning expressed by faculty members. In addition to the possible dichotomy between teaching and research, teaching may also be hampered by pressure to teach outside the sphere of the professor's intellectual interests, by the need to publish, by demands made on the faculty member by industry and government, and by the complicating influence of tenure. Based on interviews with 100 faculty members, the Committee made 17 recommendations aimed at enhancing the role of teaching and increasing the usefulness of research to individuals as well as to society as a whole. The general problem of federal involvement in university research and the benefits and hazards arising therefrom are also discussed, and recommendations are made to mitigate some of the criticism against the university-government partnership. Two sections deal briefly with the question: is research kept in proper balance with the teaching function? (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA.
Identifiers: Stanford University CA