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ERIC Number: ED473032
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 48
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Connecting the Dots of the Academic Triangle: Combining Teaching, Research, and Service in Meaningful Ways.
Huber, Walter R.; Hockaday, James
This paper examines the opportunities of combining teaching, research, and service and highlights the inherent challenges of such an approach. By offering evidence on how professors at small liberal arts colleges can combine their research, teaching, and service responsibilities in ways that enrich student learning, the paper takes a role in helping to improve undergraduate education and engaging the outside community with the college. It is common to overstate the opportunities for, and limits of combining teaching, research, and service. A common misperception of those considering teaching at small liberal arts colleges is that they need to sacrifice their research agendas to meet teaching and service expectations. Successful strategies exist to meaningfully combine faculty research, teaching, and service while promoting liberal arts education. However, the applicability of these approaches are structurally dependent. Methodologically qualitative, personal experience, and surveys are supplemented with interviews of students, faculty, college administrators (Muskingum College, New Concord, Ohio), and city officials (Zanesville, Ohio). Appended are three sets of targeted interview questions. (Contains 34 references.) (Author/BT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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