Can the U.S. Afford Universities Focusing on Research Over Teaching?

2011/06/05

“The question I’m raising here is whether we can afford a shift toward research and away from teaching in the United States.  There is evidence suggesting that the increasing costs of higher education are not due to growth in instructional costs, but in costs associated with sponsored programs and graduate education External Link. In his blog, Rich DeMillo points out that university research rarely pays for itself External Link. Doing research is more expensive than doing education well.  ”

in http://cacm.acm.org/blogs/blog-cacm/98702-can-the-us-afford-universities-focusing-on-research-over-teaching/fulltext

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