An earlier version of this paper was presented at the Annual Conference of the Society for Research into Higher Education at die University of Leicester, December 1991. The opinions expressed in this paper are my own and do not commit the Employment Department.
Research, Teaching and Scholarship in an Expanding Higher Education System 1
Article first published online: 13 AUG 2007
Higher Education Quarterly
Volume 46, Issue 3, pages 252–268, July 1992
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Elton, L. (1992), Research, Teaching and Scholarship in an Expanding Higher Education System . Higher Education Quarterly, 46: 252–268. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2273.1992.tb01601.x
- Issue published online: 13 AUG 2007
- Article first published online: 13 AUG 2007
It is argued that, basically, academics engage in three activities: teaching, research and scholarship, and that the activity of scholarship must be recognised and separately funded. The concept of scholarship is derived from its historical roots, according to which it supports both teaching and research, but is extended to support all activities in which academics engage. This makes it possible to develop an expanding system of higher education in which all academic activities are appropriately recognised and rewarded and which can operate with significantly lower unit costs than has been the case in the past. However, the need to provide funding for scholarship puts a lower bound to acceptable unit costs.