Archive for November 2016

Photo from Miami University
Photo from Miami University

Higher Ed

Redefining the Teaching-Research Nexus Today

Vanessa L. Ryan

What if teaching and research, for all this support, do not necessarily reinforce each other? The link between research and teaching may be important to the identity of many academics, but might it not perhaps be better described as a myth? . . .

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Photo from Miami University

Higher Ed

University Service: The History of an Idea

Leonard Cassuto

Professors in the United States are socialized to view their jobs as some combination of teaching, research, and service. Teaching sometimes leads the tricolon, and sometimes research comes first. . . . But service always comes last. Why? . . .

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Photo from Bessie Tift College

Higher Ed

The Conflicted Status of Humanities Research in the Contemporary University

David R. Shumway

There is no easy solution to the problems that beset research in the humanities today, but there are measures that might help. For one, the value of our research needs to be explained and defended to those outside our disciplines. . . .
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