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Teaching, Research and Academic Careers

An Analysis of the Interrelations and Impacts

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  • Provides an integrated approach to the evaluation of research and teaching in academic institutions
  • Compares and contrasts the Italian model of assessment with other European models
  • Considers alternative strategies to combine research activity and its impact on the quality of teaching
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This open access book evaluates research quality, quality of teaching and the relationship between the two through sound statistical methods, and in a comparative perspective with other European countries. In so doing, it covers an increasingly important topic for universities that affects university funding. It discusses whether university evaluation should be limited to a single factor or consider multiple dimensions of research, since academic careers, teaching and awarding degrees are intertwined. The chapters included in the book evaluate teaching and research, also taking the gender dimension into account, in order to understand where and when gender discrimination occurs in assessment. Divided into five sections, the book analyses the administrative data on the determinants of career completion of university students; increasing precariousness of academic careers, especially of young researchers; methods designed to assess research productivity when co-authorship and team production are becoming the standard practice; and interrelations between students’ achievements and teachers’ careers driven by research assessment. It brings together contributions from a large group of economists, statisticians and social scientists working under a project sponsored by ANVUR, the Italian agency for the evaluation of teaching and research of academic institutions. From an international perspective, the findings in this book are particularly interesting because despite low tuition costs, tertiary education in Italy has relatively low enrolment rates and even lower completion rates compared to those in other European and American countries.

This book is of interest to researchers of the sociology of education, education policy, public administration, economics and statistics of education, and to administrators and policy makers working in the area of higher education.    

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Introduction

  2. Teaching and Students’ Careers in Italy

  3. Recruiting and Academic Careers

  4. Conformism in Research

  5. Research Quality and Impact on Teaching

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Economics, University of Milan, Milan, Italy

    Daniele Checchi

  • Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Naples Federico II, Napoli, Italy

    Tullio Jappelli

  • ANVUR and University of Bari, Bari, Italy

    Antonio Uricchio

About the editors

Daniele Checchi is Professor of Economics at the University of Milan and the Istituto Nazionale della Previdenza Sociale (INPS).

Tullio Jappelli is Professor of Economics, University of Naples Federico II.

Antonio Felice Uricchio is a jurist and was rector of the University of Bari Aldo Moro till 2019. He is President of the Italian National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes (ANVUR). 

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Teaching, Research and Academic Careers

  • Book Subtitle: An Analysis of the Interrelations and Impacts

  • Editors: Daniele Checchi, Tullio Jappelli, Antonio Uricchio

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  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-07437-0Published: 13 August 2022

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-07440-0Published: 13 August 2022

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-07438-7Published: 12 August 2022

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: VI, 358

  • Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Sociology of Education, Education, general, Higher Education, Education Economics, Education Policy

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