ERIC Number: ED043298
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
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Effect of Faculty Research Activity on Instruction and Research Activity of Institutions: What Is - What Should Be. Opinionnaire Results.
Letchworth, George; Hayes, Larry K.
This report presents the opinionniare results for two instruments developed and administered on a pre-and post-test basis. The first study was made to determine how students, faculty, and administrators perceive the effect of faculty research activity on instruction. Responses were obtained from 8,220 students, 336 faculty and 85 administrators for the pre-test, and 7,797 students, 361 faculty, and 78 administrators for the post-test. The findings were that students, faculty and administrators tended to agree strongly that research does affect the quality of teaching positively, and that research activity keeps a professor abreast in his field. In general, students and faculty exposed to research tended to be more positive toward research than other groups. The purpose of the second study was to determine how presidents and Coordinating Council members perceived "what is" and "what should be" the situation at their institutions relative to research activity. The results indicated that both groups felt that research activity at their institutions relating to the Oklahoma Consortium on Research Development objectives had increased, but was still significantly less than it should be. Generally, the perceptions of all respondents regarding what should exist - while remaining positive - changed on the post-test to a more negative or realistic view. (AF)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Oklahoma City.