Teamwork in Higher Education

  • Paul L. Burgess Arizona State University
Keywords: Higher Education, Teamwork, Collaboration,


Much teamwork already occurs within colleges and universities. But why isn f there more teamwork utilizing the special expertise our institutions have for solving major issues confronting higher education and society? Several impediments are discussed, including faculty autonomy, discipline boundaries, evaluations, and dysfunctional reward systems. Encouraging more teamwork requires innovative changes in institutional policies. The focus in this paper is on changing incentives and the reward system so as to provide explicit incentives for teamwork.