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The Integration of Faith and Scientific Inquiry

M. David Rudd, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and Director, Psy.D. Program


... There are numerous assumptions embedded in the argument that Baylor will sacrifice its distinctiveness as a teaching university in its pursuit of tier-one status and in its concerted effort to strengthen its Christian identity. First is the assumption that good researchers can not be good teachers, or, if they could be good teachers, they won't be able to give adequate time to their teaching responsibilities to become good teachers. Second is the notion that the only reason that Baylor achieved a reputation as an exceptional teaching institution is that it did not require faculty members to demonstrate scholarship in order to achieve tenure...

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