Connecting teaching and research

Ireland“… Nevertheless, there are tensions between good research and teaching. As research projects become ever more specialised and complex, the key researchers find they have less time for teaching, and may even find the more generalist nature of undergraduate programmes to be a distraction. And in order to cover for the reduced teaching participation of those researchers, work in the classroom is sometimes piled on for those whose research performance is not as intensive, leading to the research of those staff falling apart completely. Sometimes, and in some institutions, it may appear that the trajectories of teachers and researchers are separating …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 23 July]

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