Title

Research and teaching in a new generation university: Emerging dimensions and academics' attitudes

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Law

School

School of Management

RAS ID

4014

Comments

Fink, D. (2006). Research and teaching in a new generation university: Emerging dimensions and academics' attitudes. In Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) Annual International Conference.

Abstract

The paper provides a theoretical discussion of the relationship between research and teaching in universities. It then proceeds to report on a study conducted in the Business Faculty of an Australian New Generation University (NGU) to establish the attitudes that academic staff have to research in relationship with teaching and other issues relevant to a NGU. It was found that academics’ opinions on some issues trended in opposite directions depending on perceived teaching and research effectiveness. Increasing teaching effectiveness correlated negatively with research-oriented propositions while increasing research effectiveness correlated positively. Moderating effects on opinions, such as years of teaching, were established. Tentative conclusions were formed on the current diversity among academics and its causes as well as challenges for the institution.

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