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Wilkinson, Clare – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
The principle that research should demonstrate impact is now a central driver in UK research policy, with some describing the UK as having undergone a 'culture change' in regards to evidencing the value and contribution of academic research (Watermeyer, R. 2012. "From Engagement to Impact? Articulating the Public Value of Academic…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Faculty, Transfer of Training, Research Skills
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Tiainen, Tarja; Berki, Eleni – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
Women's under-representation in the fields of science and technology is strong; both in software houses and academic posts. We focus on the academic field by gender sensitive analysis of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) academics. The general picture given by statistics' meta-analyses illustrates male dominance even in Finland, which…
Descriptors: Gender Bias, Science Education, Technology Education, Information Technology
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Netanda, Rendani Sipho; Mamabolo, Joel; Themane, Mahlapahlapana – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
Despite numerous supports for undergraduates, low success rate has been a growing concern in the South African university system. Guided by Moore's [1993. "Theory of Transactional Distance." In "Theoretical Principles of Distance Education," edited by Keegan, 22-38. London: Routledge.] transactional distance theory, this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Support Services, Student Personnel Services, Intervention
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Macfarlane, Bruce; Burg, Damon – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
The core themes of research into higher education studies (HES) have previously been identified through quantitative approaches focused on publication patterns, but there is a lack of fine-grained, qualitative analysis about the development of the field. This paper provides an intergenerational analysis of the emergence of HES in the UK since the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Accountability, Foreign Countries, Epistemology
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Brinkley-Etzkorn, Karen E.; Lane, India – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
Actions of academic chairs can dramatically affect a university's effectiveness and productivity, yet many department heads move into their roles without having experienced any training on many key aspects of the job. Within one multi-campus university system, it became evident that the system lacked a consistent tool, resource, or experience…
Descriptors: Department Heads, Faculty Development, College Faculty, Educational Needs
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Harris, Candice; Myers, Barbara; Ravenswood, Katherine – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
This paper explores the experiences and perceptions of parent academics and their colleagues, and argues that in the absence of institutional support and guidance, self and peer assessment of academic identity in relation to performance becomes a measure against which academics assess their own academic careers and the academic careers of others.…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Family Work Relationship, Teacher Attitudes, Parents
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Bendermacher, G. W. G.; oude Egbrink, M. G. A.; Wolfhagen, H. A. P.; Leppink, J.; Dolmans, D. H. J. M. – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
To this date, research on the interplay between organisational structure/managerial and organisational value/psychological elements which impact on educational quality is scarce and fragmented. As a consequence of a lack of knowledge in this area, institutions often address these elements in isolation, moving past integral approaches, which…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Administrative Organization, Educational Quality, Path Analysis
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Carvalho, Teresa; Videira, Pedro – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
Higher education institutions in Portugal, as in many developed countries, have undergone deep transformations affecting their organisational structures and professionals. These reforms framed by new public management are said to induce changes in the traditional jurisdictional field of the academic profession with the administrative power being…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Institutional Evaluation, College Faculty, Professional Autonomy
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McLean, Neil; Price, Linda – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
This study reports findings from an in-depth, longitudinal investigation of the formation of 13 novice tutors' professional identities as academic teachers. The study spanned tutors' first two years in-service, while they were also participating in a teacher development course. Discourse was analysed across 65 time-series coursework texts,…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Longitudinal Studies, College Faculty, Beginning Teachers
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Sin, Cristina; Tavares, Orlanda; Amaral, Alberto – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
This study explores Portuguese academics' acceptance of employability as a purpose for higher education further to the Bologna reforms, focusing on their understandings of employability and their teaching practices. The data were gathered through focus groups in which participated around 70 academics from 3 disciplinary areas, belonging to…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Practices
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Pietilä, Maria – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
Research has shown that a tenure track incorporates both commitment and control aspects: the career system offers junior-level academics long-term job prospects, but subjects them to performance control. This study complements existing research on tenure track positions, which has mostly been conducted in northern America. Universities in Finland…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Tenure, Universities, Faculty Promotion
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Collins, Ayse; Azmat, Fara; Rentschler, Ruth – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
This study investigates inclusion in higher education, examining learning environments for students with physical disabilities (SWPD) and the challenges faced in promoting inclusive education, using an Australian university as a case study. Drawing from the social model of disability and interviews with 40 stakeholders, our findings suggest that…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Higher Education, Students with Disabilities, Foreign Countries
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Dicker, R.; Garcia, M.; Kelly, A.; Mulrooney, H. – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
'Quality' in education is difficult to define. What is viewed as high quality by staff, students and employers must be identified so that universities can articulate their offer. Equally, helping students develop the graduate skills and attributes that employers value is essential. This project explored quality in higher education from the…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Student Attitudes, Employer Attitudes, College Students
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Quinlan, Kathleen M. – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
Although teaching is emotionally and ethically demanding, higher education teachers' emotions, values and sense of moral purpose are under-researched. This study examines 66 case examples of teachers' emotional experiences to see whether and what kinds of moral concerns underpin those emotional moments. Analysis was based on Graham, Nosek, Hadit,…
Descriptors: College Instruction, College Faculty, Teacher Characteristics, Psychological Patterns
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Prasad, Ajnesh; Segarra, Paulina; Villanueva, Cristian E. – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
Scholars have increasingly recognized how efforts among business schools to attain or maintain accreditation from external agencies (i.e. Association of Advance Collegiate Schools of Business [AACSB]) have engendered myriad consequences on the experiences of academic faculty members. Extant research that has investigated this phenomenon…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Accreditation (Institutions), Foreign Countries, Work Environment
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