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ERIC Number: EJ837987
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar-13
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
On the Bottom Line, Good Teaching Tops Good Research
Heppner, Frank
Chronicle of Higher Education, v55 n27 pA72 Mar 2009
In research universities, those faculty members who write and obtain grant proposals enjoy certain perks, including summer salaries, more travel, more space, and an extensive list of other benefits, great and small. As one of the author's professors pounded into his head years ago, "A great teacher is known all over the campus. A great researcher is known all over the world." The implications of that maxim are not lost on rookie faculty members as they consider promotions and job mobility. In part, research is more prized because it is easy to determine the dollar value that professors bring to universities through outside grants. It is more difficult to establish the economic value of good teaching in such institutions, but it is not impossible. In this article, the author writes that good teaching is better for a college's bottom line than good research, and explains why.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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