Poor Teaching Incentives for Science Professors

Jan 24, 2011   //   by badr   //   Physics Education  //  No Comments

Last week, the Chronicle of Higher Education published an article entitled “Scientists Fault Universities as Favoring Research Over Teaching” by Paul Basken.  The article itself is interesting and cites two commentaries (one in Science, the other in Nature) in which scientists speak out about the skewing of reward structures at universities entirely towards research.   Any graduate student instructor at Berkeley could have told you how bad the situation is here, so it’s good to see that the issue is starting to receive more attention nationally in science and education circles.

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