ERIC Number: ED080096
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-May
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Research Reputation and Teaching Quality in University Departments.
Richardson, Judy; And Others
This paper summarizes a May 1972, study of the relationship between teaching and research in seventeen University of Washington departments. The study sought correlations among the following: (1) Research reputation, measured by departments' ratings in the most recent American Council on Education's rating of Graduate Programs. (2) Departmental operating data, including allocation of faculty time between teaching and research. (3) Departmental teaching quality, measured by a specially-prepared student rating instrument that included items on the incorporation of research into teaching. Major results were as follows: (1) No overall relationship between research reputation and teaching quality was found. This appeared to be the result of departmental and subject matter differences in the relationship between research and teaching. (2) Teaching quality and percentage of time spent by teaching faculty in research were found to be negatively correlated. (3) Student ratings on the research-oriented items improved as the level of instruction advanced. (Author)
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Educational Research, Higher Education, Reputation, Research, Research Projects, Research Utilization, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Universities
Judy Richardson, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
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Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Educational Assessment Center.