Higher Education

, Volume 23, Issue 2, pp 159–171 | Cite as

Perceptions of the teaching-research nexus: a framework for analysis

  • Ruth Neumann
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Abstract

This paper reports on the perceptions that senior academic administrators hold on the relationship between the research and teaching components of academic work. Semi-structured, in-depth interviews were conducted with senior academic administrators from the humanities, sciences, social sciences and professional areas. The findings indicate a strong belief in a symbiotic nexus between teaching and research. Indeed, the data reveal many important, but often subtle, interconnections between these two components of academic work. A three-level nexus between teaching and research is suggested: the tangible nexus, the intangible nexus and, the global nexus. These findings form part of a wider investigation into the nature of academic work in Australian universities and are proposed as a suitable framework for further research.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ruth Neumann
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  1. 1.Centre for Learning and Teaching University of TechnologySydneyAustralia

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