The Context of Undergraduate Teaching and Learning

Jonathan Zimmerman

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Why don’t more liberals care about ideological imbalances on university faculties? The answer lies less in our “politics”--as traditionally understood--than in our professional culture, which privileges research over teaching. If we truly respected and embraced the teaching function, we would seek to expose our students to a wider array of faculty opinions. So long as teaching retains its low value, however, ideological diversity will not be valued either.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)42-46
Number of pages5
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2015


  • College teaching
  • Higher education
  • Professors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • General Social Sciences


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