Continuing public pressure on major research universities has caused a reevaluation of the balance between teaching and research. The preeminence of research is being questioned, and the focus on teaching and credit hour generation has been stated to be dominant at many institutions. Many states have begun to fund programs based on enrollment or credit hours generated, causing significant changes in the orientation of academic programs at Research I institutions. These changes in funding and philosophy suggest that research productivity may decline, and teaching quantities should increase.
Cubbage, Frederick W.
"Empirical example of tradeoffs between teaching and research,"
Natural Resources and Environmental Issues:
Vol. 7, Article 39.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/nrei/vol7/iss1/39