Abstract: The research component and higher education programs at universities have been challenged due to perceived neglect of undergraduate education. Higher education, relevant research and community partnerships, have become the battle cry of many critics of higher education. Undergraduate education and research should interface. Integrating faculty research into the classroom experience creates a direct flow between discovery and dissemination, exposing students to the full range of knowledge. Faculty and students, working side-by-side on issues and problems, cultivate a spirit of collaboration, which will better prepare students for team oriented work. If the established measure of excellence is in federally funded research and doctoral programs, research and doctoral granting universities have little incentive to broaden their priorities. Conflict exists because the value system and reward structure that currently guide faculty are out of sync with the priorities of the public. These results in a disgruntled public that does not feel well served and institutions that feel misunderstood and unappreciated.
V. Selvaraj and K. Marammal Devi, 2009. Issues and Concerns of Higher Education in Universities and Colleges. International Business Management, 3: 32-37.