The Great Connections Seminar

The Great Connections Seminar
Discussing ethics

Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Mystery of Faculty Priorities

New scientific study of the trend towards more faculty who view their primary job as research.
Some interesting attempts at conclusions from the research. From Inside Higher Ed.

2 comments:

Shawn said...

I often felt that at big universities the professors' attitudes were: "I teach in order to do research." While at smaller colleges, the attitude is more: "I do research in order to teach."

Marsha Familaro Enright said...

I couldn't agree more, and it's such a shame. Plus, so many know very little about what's necessary to teach well, and have no incentive to learn it.