Feeding two birds with one scone? the relationship between teaching and research for graduate students across the disciplines
Lewis, D. M. G.
Timmerman, B. E.
International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning (I S E T L)
25 - 41
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We surveyed over 300 graduate students at a Southeastern research university to increase our understanding of their perceptions of (a) the connection between teaching and research, (b) the means by which integration occurs, and (c) the extent to which teaching and research contribute to a shared skill set that is of value in both contexts. We also examined differences across disciplines in the perception of this teaching-research nexus. Overall, findings indicate that graduate students perceive important relationships between teaching and research, and they point toward opportunities for administrators to promote teaching and research integration.