In his Commentary piece, "How Teacher-Scholars Prepare Students for an Evolving World," Michael Gettings makes the following argument:

"The fact is that professional academic work connects with the rest of our lives, and when academics do this kind of work, it informs their teaching. At many liberal-arts colleges and universities, the faculty embody what is called a teacher-scholar model. Kenneth Ruscio, former President of Washington and Lee University, points out that the dash between "teacher" and "scholar" is significant. It's a link joining the two endeavors, not a slash dividing them."

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