The myth of the lazy lecturer : the academic-ability, industrial expertise and international competitiveness of Malaysian academics / Airil Haimi Mohd Adnan

Mohd Adnan, Airil Haimi (2009) The myth of the lazy lecturer : the academic-ability, industrial expertise and international competitiveness of Malaysian academics / Airil Haimi Mohd Adnan. Research Knowledge and Intellect Application Series, 2 . Unit for Research and Intellect Application (UfoRIA), Universiti Teknologi MARA Perak, Sri Iskandar, pp. 60-79. ISBN 978-983-2721-03-1

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Abstract

As Asian institutions of higher learning prepare to scale the heights of the Times Higher Education World Top Universities' list, academics in these institutions have been asked to actively collaborate in regional knowledge
sharing initiatives and to foster stronger ties to external industries. In Malaysia, beyond mainstream political rhetoric it is possible that this objective is merely a
myth. This research project examined three large institutions of higher learning in Malaysia - two public and one private - to gauge faculty productivity through regional collaboration and industrial linkage by academics in these institutions. Data gathered from questionnaires and selective interviews with research participants confirms that collaborations and linkages by Malaysian
academics are few and far between and the target of the Malaysian government has not been realized, and is likely to be unachievable in the near future. Some of the reasons behind this failure are also highlighted by this current research effort.

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Item Type: Book
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Mohd Adnan, Airil Haimi
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Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > Differential psychology. Individuality. Self
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Education and training of teachers and administrators > Teacher training in universities and colleges
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Higher Education > Institutions of higher education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Higher Education > Lectures and lecturing
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perak > Unit for Research and Intellect Application
Series Name: Research Knowledge and Intellect Application Series
Event Title: Examining Contemporary Malaysia: Critical Knowledge From Research
Volume: 2
Page Range: pp. 60-79
Keywords: Institutions of higher learning, academics institutions
Date: 2009
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/13835
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