Do Excellent Research Environments Produce Better Learning and Teaching Outcomes?

8 Pages Posted: 28 Jun 2012

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Garry F. Barrett

University of Sydney

Ross Milbourne

University of Technology, Sydney

Date Written: June 2012

Abstract

Recent discussion of policies to promote quality tertiary education has been premised on the notion that teaching and research are independent activities, with teaching performance unrelated to research output. In this paper, we analyse the relationship between research quality and teaching performance. The empirical analysis is based on the recent 'Excellence in Research for Australia' 2010 ratings and the Learning and Teaching Performance Fund measures for 2007-2008 by field across Australian universities. We found that high‐performing research environments do generate high‐quality learning and teaching in 'economic' outcomes but not in 'perception' outcomes.

JEL Classification: I21, I28

Suggested Citation

Barrett, Garry F. and Milbourne, Ross, Do Excellent Research Environments Produce Better Learning and Teaching Outcomes? (June 2012). Economic Record, Vol. 88, pp. 70-77, 2012, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2094855 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-4932.2012.00806.x

Garry F. Barrett (Contact Author)

University of Sydney ( email )

Rm 370 Merewether (H04)
The University of Sydney
Sydney, NSW 2006 2008
Australia

Ross Milbourne

University of Technology, Sydney ( email )

15 Broadway, Ultimo
Sydney 2007, New South Wales
Australia

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