The Hechinger Report: Higher Ed's Misplaced Obsession with Research


Maguire Associates' own Senior Consultant Richard Freeland has been making a splash this summer in several publications. Last week his latest article was in The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education.

From the article:

"Campus leaders wishing to elevate the stature of their institutions typically believe the surest strategy is to invest in high-profile scholars and research centers and in the doctoral programs that top scholars inevitably want as complements to their work. Faculty who are productive researchers in their disciplines typically experience smooth sailing during tenure decisions while faculty whose strength lies in teaching are much more vulnerable.

This is both wrong and unfortunate."

Read the article and let us know what you think. Or contact us so we can help your institution be more successful, through Richard's experience or our wealth of higher education expertise.

Richard Freeland was also quoted in mid-May for the Chronicle piece, Behind Trump’s Alleged Loyalty Push, a Leadership Lesson.

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