Teaching and research: congruence or division
Posted by Melissa on May 5, 2010
I just read Diane Auer Jones’ opinion piece in Nature this week and couldn’t be more disappointed at her suggestion that we leave research to select research universities. It’s a discouraging dismissal of the value of research opportunities provided by primarily undergraduate institutions, as well as the teacher-scholar model for faculty. I’ve been reading David Lopatto’s “Science in Solution: The Impact of Undergraduate Research on Student Learning” published by the Research Corporation, and I suggest anyone who reads Jones’ piece take the time to read “Science in Solution” to gain a better perspective on the value of undergraduate research at all types of institutions.