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ERIC Number: ED456715
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Sep
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
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Research in the Non-University Higher Education Sector--Tensions and Dilemmas.
Kyvik, Svein; Skodvin, Ole-Jacob
This article analyzes the increasing emphasis on research in the non-university higher education sector in Norway as an important faculty task in addition to teaching. This development provides an interesting example of the tensions and dilemmas that may emerge when institutions and individual staff members try to imitate the research profile of the universities. A central dimension is the tension between traditional professional and vocational norms for education and research and development work and academic ideals. A survey about research in the nonuniversity higher education sector was completed by 2,272 faculty members with the rank of college lecturer at state colleges. Their responses resulted in the identification of eight policy dilemmas faced by these colleges in their allocation of resources: (1) allocation of resources to research and development (R&D) or teaching; (2) distribution of R&D resources with regard to quality criteria versus needs for developing research skills; (3) distribution of R&D resources for institutional versus individual rights and obligations; (4) research-based teaching versus the dissemination of advanced knowledge; (5) staff recruitment; (6) the distribution of R&D resources in terms of specialization versus breadth; (7) vocational and regionally oriented R&D versus discipline oriented research; and (8) institutional control of R&D versus the staff's own preferences. (Contains 21 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Norway