ERIC Number: EJ857955
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
Mission Creep and Teaching at the Master's University
Henderson, Bruce B.
College Teaching, v57 n4 p185-187 Fall 2009
The accusation of mission creep at master's institutions is not erroneous. It has been occurring for decades. The imitation of the research universities by other institutions is not good for the institutions, for their faculty members, or for the cause of college teaching. Research and scholarship need to be differentiated so that scholarliness, not research activity, is seen as the foundation for good teaching. The model master's institution professor will engage in modest amounts of disciplinary research, as a complement to, not as a support or replacement for, scholarly teaching and scholarly engagement with the community.
Descriptors: Research, Researchers, College Instruction, Educational Principles, Educational Policy, Scholarship, College Role, Institutional Mission, Faculty Workload, Masters Programs, Educational History, Educational Trends, Educational Philosophy, Research Universities, College Faculty, Higher Education
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