This resource explores the effective links between teaching and research in academic departments.
The central arguments are:
- that the 'teaching/research nexus' is central to higher education
- that the linkage is not automatic and has to be developed
- that academic departments are central to developing the linkages between research in the discipline and student learning.
Suggestions are offered as to how departments can strengthen the good practice that already exists. Departments are invited to work with the LTSN Subject Centre relevant to their discipline and a national project funded through the LTSN Generic Centre to strengthen the teaching research nexus in their departments and disciplinary communities.