#082 – Today, we uncover the characteristics of teaching institutions, which in many ways, are different from research institutions.
We begin by presenting an article that appeared on the Chicago Tribune, which criticized the state of higher education at the time, from the perspective of the author.
The article exposed colleges and universities in which teaching was not a priority, and as such, students received an education that greatly differed from what many students set out to receive.
Jankel and I continue by introducing a research project undertaken by three professors at DePaul University in Chicago, which came as a result of that original Chicago Tribune article.
The research project resulted in an article that was published in the Journal of Academic Administration in Higher Education, and presented the qualities that teaching institutions must have.
In addition of presenting some of the article findings, we followed up with reasons why each finding is so important and the ways in which each would benefit students in teaching institutions.
We had a great time as we took time to reminisce on some of the experiences we enjoyed at the teaching institution we attended as undergrads.
Towards the end of the episode, we shared some of the factors that will help you decide whether you should apply to research or teaching institutions, and by exploring one of the most renown teaching institutions in the country, Amherst College in Massachusetts.
Links mentioned on this episode:
Chicago Tribune article that criticized the state of higher education, written by Ron Grossman in 2016
Journal of Academic Administration in Higher Education article: Characteristics of a “Teaching Institution”: Administrative Objectives, Actions, Activities and Assessment
Amherst College: Open Curriculum
Amherst College: About Their Faculty
Amherst College: Experiential Learning
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