Teaching and Research in Contemporary Higher Education

Systems, Activities and Rewards

  • Jung Cheol Shin
  • Akira Arimoto
  • William K. Cummings
  • Ulrich Teichler

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. William K. Cummings, Jung Cheol Shin
    Pages 1-12
  3. Theoretical Basis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. William K. Cummings
      Pages 35-44
  4. Research Focused Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Timo Aarrevaara, Ian R. Dobson, Liisa Postareff
      Pages 135-152
    3. Rui Santiago, Sofia Branco Sousa, Teresa Carvalho, Maria de Lurdes Machado-Taylor, Diana Dias
      Pages 153-176
    4. Jung Cheol Shin, Jisun Jung, Yangson Kim
      Pages 177-196
  5. Teaching Focused Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Jesús Francisco Galaz-Fontes, Jorge G. Martínez-Stack, Etty H. Estévez-Nénninger, Laura Elena Padilla-González, Manuel Gil-Antón, Juan José Sevilla-García et al.
      Pages 199-220
    3. Norzaini Azman, Vincent Pang, Morshidi Sirat, Aida Suraya Md Yunus
      Pages 255-276
  6. Teaching and Research Balanced Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-297
    2. Glen A. Jones, Bryan Gopaul, Julian Weinrib, Amy Scott Metcalfe, Donald Fisher, Yves Gingras et al.
      Pages 335-356
    3. Peter James Bentley, Leo Goedegebuure, V. Lynn Meek
      Pages 357-377
  7. Concluding Observations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 379-379
    2. Ulrich Teichler, Akira Arimoto
      Pages 395-401
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 403-410

About this book


This book discusses how teaching and research have been weighted differently in academia in 18 countries and one region, Hong Kong SAR, based on an international comparative study entitled the Changing Academic Profession (CAP). It addresses these issues using empirical evidence, the CAP data. Specifically, the focus is on how teaching and research are defined in each higher education system, how teaching and research are preferred and conducted by academics, and how academics are rewarded by their institution. Since the establishment of Berlin University in 1810, there has been controversy on teaching and research as the primary functions of universities and academics. The controversy increased when Johns Hopkins University was established in 1876 with only graduate programs, and more recently with the release of the Carnegie Foundation report Scholarship Reconsidered by Ernest L. Boyer in 1990. Since the publication of Scholarship Reconsidered in 1990, higher education scholars and policymakers began to pay attention to the details of teaching and research activities, a kind of ‘black box’ because only individual academics know how they conduct teaching and research in their own contexts.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jung Cheol Shin
    • 1
  • Akira Arimoto
    • 2
  • William K. Cummings
    • 3
  • Ulrich Teichler
    • 4
  1. 1., Dept. of EducationSeoul National UniversityGwanak-gu, SeoulKorea, Republic of (South Korea)
  2. 2., Research Institute for Higher EducationKurashiki Sakuyo UniversityKurashiki, OkayamaJapan
  3. 3., Graduate School of Education and HDGeorge Washington UniversityWashingtonUSA
  4. 4., INCHERUniversity of KasselKasselGermany

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