Resting experts

August 29, 2003

Paul Taylor's belief that "research demonstrates the subject expertise one would hope essential" in higher education is touchingly quaint (Letters, THES , August 1).

Neither Quality Assurance Agency nor research assessment exercise assessors seem to care whether all staff indulge in research or not. Clearly active research is not a necessary measure of expertise. How about asking when was the last time staff received support to attend a conference?

Andrew Joseph

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