Abstract—Achieving an appropriate combination of teaching
and research as the two key elements of education offered by the
institutions of higher education in the world has been and is a
challenging task for the educational leadership and policy
makers. Therefore, this paper is dedicated to analyze the
existing theories of teaching and research integration with a
purpose of: diagnosing the pros and cons of teaching and
research integration; identifying implications associated with
the education model based on teaching and research integration
for the institutions of higher education; and finally, presenting
certain specific recommendations for the institutions of higher
education to achieve a better combination between teaching and
research activities. The paper”s findings suggest that a balanced
combination of teaching and research activities affects positively
the overall education quality and standards. Nonetheless, in
order to create optimal conditions for such a balanced and
strategic integration between these two different but
interdependent educational activities the institutions of higher
education must demonstrate a strong academic and research
leadership, commit all the required resources, show operational
flexibility, and last but not least, build supportive institutional
Index Terms—Balance between research and teaching, Benefits of research and teaching integration, pedagogy, research and teaching integration models.
The author is with Tecnológico de Monterrey, México (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Mohammad Ayub Khan, "Achieving an Appropriate Balance between Teaching and Research in Institutions of Higher Education: An Exploratory Study," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 7, no. 5, pp. 341-349, 2017.