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ERIC Number: ED437005
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
Pages: 31
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Faculty Perspectives on Teaching at a Research University. ASHE Annual Meeting Paper.
Serow, Robert C.; Demery, James
This paper examines the status and role of teaching faculty at research-intensive universities. After agreeing that research was the dominant element in the university's reward system, a case study format was used to examine the attitudes of 11 active and 18 less-active researchers at a large public research institution regarding their own adaptation first to the institutional reward system, and secondly to their stated attitudes and beliefs toward teaching and research roles. The study found that while active researchers reported somewhat more positive attitudes toward research than did the less-active researchers, there was considerable variation across and within the two groups; both groups held strong allegiance to the historic teaching mission of public universities. The paper concludes by placing the tensions between research and teaching within the broader context of the contemporary debate over the character of higher education. (Contains 27 references.) (CH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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