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If academics think their teaching is informed by research, they maybe need to make this more obvious to students.” While many university staff rate teaching as highly as research, many wonder if their university feels the same way: 55 per cent of academics and 63 per cent of administrators agree that research is valued more highly than teaching by their institution, while 30 per cent of academics and 28 per cent of administrators disagree. That gloominess over the status of teaching is also evident when staff are asked if it is possible to win promotion by virtue of good teaching. While 34 per cent of academics and 37 per cent of administrators regard it as possible, 47 per cent of academics and 50 per cent of administrators do not. “I suspect in old universities it is still possible for academics who have made exceptional contributions as citizens and teachers to be promoted without a particularly strong research profile, but this is still becoming rarer,” argues one professor at a pre-1992 university. That sentiment emerges despite the apparently widespread monitoring of teaching quality within institutions; 59 per cent of academics say that their institution assesses their teaching, compared with 25 per cent who say that classes or lectures are not checked. “It seems that institutions are doing lots of evaluation, but they are not using these evaluations to promote people,” comments Hillman. Much of respondents’ frustration with their institutions, however, is directed at the lack of time that academics have to prepare classes or lectures. One head of a UK medical department explains that, as a rule of thumb, three hours of preparation are required to teach each hour of class, but it seems that few are afforded such a luxury. Just over half (51 per cent) of academics claim that they do not have enough time to prepare for their teaching, against 34 per cent who say that they do. The perceptions of professional and support staff on the issue are very similar and, according to Gabriel, the survey results amount to an “honest admission” that lack of preparation time “should be a cause for concern. It is the students, their parents and funders who pay the lion’s share of academic salaries, and they are entitled to expect properly prepared lectures and seminars,” he says.

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