Survey Identifies Several Trends at US Colleges That Appear to Undermine Productivity of Scholars

USA“The research output of faculty members at American colleges appears to be suffering at least in part as a result of declining financial support and scholars’ unwillingness to engage in collaborations with their peers abroad, according to a new analysis of international survey data. The data analysis, discussed this month at the annual conference of the Association for Institutional Research, also concludes that US scholars have less time for and interest in research than they did before, which is probably contributing to their productivity decline. A rise in the share of U.S. faculty members who are untenured or part-time also may be playing a role …” (more)

[Peter Schmidt, Chronicle of Higher Education, 14 June]

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