Teaching, Research and the Canadian Professoriate: Findings from the 2018 APIKS survey
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Stephenson, Grace Karram
Jones, Glen A.
Metcalfe, Amy Scott
Canadian higher education
This paper presents the Canadian findings from the 2018 APIKS study focusing on the teaching-research nexus. The online, bilingual survey was administered to full-time professors at 64 provincially-funded universities in Canada between October 2017 and June 2018 (n=2968). Findings suggest the majority of full-time, tenure-steam professors prefer both teaching and research and are engaged in both throughout the academic year. These findings are considered in light of broader changes in Canadian higher education including enrolment expansion, the increasing valorization of research, the development of new categories of academic labour, and the growth in precarious contract employment.
The authors acknowledge the financial support provided by the Ontario Human Capital Research and Innovation Fund (OHCRIF), administered by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, to develop this publication.
Higher Education Forum
Research Institute for Higher Education, Hiroshima University