ERIC Number: EJ926948
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
Mathematics Turned inside out: The Intensive Faculty versus the Extensive Faculty
Grcar, Joseph F.
Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, v61 n6 p693-720 Jun 2011
Research universities in the United States have larger mathematics faculties outside their mathematics departments than inside. Members of this "extensive" faculty conduct most mathematics research, their interests are the most heavily published areas of mathematics, and they teach this mathematics in upper division courses independent of mathematics departments. The existence of this de facto faculty challenges the pertinence of institutional and national policies for higher education in mathematics, and of philosophical and sociological studies of mathematics that are limited to mathematics departments alone.
Descriptors: Research Universities, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Higher Education, College Faculty
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: United States