This invaluable source book offers guidance, support and advice for those contemplating or involved in academic careers. The contributions provide rich, personal, sometimes poignant and often humorous accounts of shared and unique experiences of those in the world of academia.
In this chapter I will explore the “boundaries” between teaching and research by addressing who I am as a teacher, as a researcher, and as a person. I will explain how teaching and research have or have not meshed for me, describe my view of the roles that the institutions in our field play in these boundaries, and examine how I have experienced the teaching and research relationship. I will touch on all of these, but for the most part I will do so through an autobiographical narrative rather than going point by point.
However, before I begin the narrative, it is necessary that I pay brief attention to the concepts of boundaries, teaching, and research. Clearly, any consideration of the boundaries ...