3:30pm - 4:10pm Comparing researchers' teaching performance with full time professors
Tuesday Jun 11
University rankings have become a relevant factor that measures quality and performance. In those rankings, research activity is one of the most important metrics, and so universities need to motivate their faculty members to constantly contribute with new knowledge. It is common for researchers to also do lectures at different academic levels, apart from their research activity. The background and activities of a researcher are different from someone who is fully dedicated to teaching. For many years, there has been a debate between who usually develops better as a teacher, whether researchers or full-time professors. The current research aims to end with that discussion. The stated hypothesis is that, researcher’s teaching performance is better than faculty members dedicated completely to teaching. The results of this analysis could be of significant relevance to academic institutes and could support the development of efficient research and learning strategies.