(How) Do Research and Administrative Duties Affect University Professors’ Teaching?

21 Pages Posted: 22 Aug 2012

See all articles by Aurora García-Gallego

Aurora García-Gallego

Universitat Jaume I

Nikolaos Georgantzis

University of Granada - Campus La Cartuja; Universitat Jaume I

Joan Martin-Montaner

Universitat Jaume I

Teodosio Perez Amaral

Complutense University of Madrid - Facultad de Económicas y Empresariales

Date Written: August 22, 2012

Abstract

We analyze the interaction between university professors’ teaching quality and their research and administrative activities. Our sample is a high-quality individual panel data set from a medium size public Spanish university. Although, researchers teach roughly 20% more than non-researchers, their teaching quality is also 20% higher. Over much of the relevant range, we find a nonlinear and positive effect of research output and teaching quantity on teaching quality. Instructors with no research are 5 times more likely than the rest to be among the worst teachers and up to two-thirds of the professors could improve their teaching by increasing research.

Keywords: teaching vs research, quality of university teaching, quality of university research, panel data, non-linear effects

JEL Classification: A20, H40, I21

Suggested Citation

García-Gallego, Aurora and Georgantzis, Nikolaos and Martin-Montaner, Joan and Perez Amaral, Teodosio, (How) Do Research and Administrative Duties Affect University Professors’ Teaching? (August 22, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2133898 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2133898

Aurora García-Gallego

Universitat Jaume I ( email )

Campus del Riu Sec
Castellón, 12071
Spain

Nikolaos Georgantzis

University of Granada - Campus La Cartuja

Campus La Cartuja
Granada, 18071
Spain

Universitat Jaume I ( email )

Campus del Riu Sec.
E-12071 Castellon
Spain

Joan Martin-Montaner

Universitat Jaume I ( email )

Campus del Riu Sec.
E-12071 Castellon
Spain

Teodosio Perez Amaral (Contact Author)

Complutense University of Madrid - Facultad de Económicas y Empresariales ( email )

Madrid, 28223
Spain

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