Monday, March 1, 2010

Some interesting perspectives in this article on starting at Uni

It is my view that many (most?) senior decision makers at the universities need to continue the mantra that research is pre-eminent, due to the nature of government funding.

Regrettably this can lead to staff being used in teaching roles based on their research efforts, obviously being a good researcher does not necessarily make one an engaging and effective teacher. Often the inverse may be true, the characteristics that make one a good researcher, may make them less likely to be a great teacher.

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