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Mitten, Carolyn; Ross, Dorene – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
Within any higher education institution, there are great teachers who recognize the challenges to sustaining a commitment to highly effective teaching. The current paper explores the beliefs and practices of 10 faculty members who won an undergraduate teacher of the year award at a research-intensive institution. The paper explores the challenges…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, Educational Quality, Teacher Attitudes
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Floyd, Alan; Fung, Dilly – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
In the UK and elsewhere, the idea of "distributing leadership" in universities is becoming more popular. Yet, there is surprisingly little research on this topic. This paper reports on a funded study which explored how one institution had implemented a newly conceived "distributed" leadership model, specifically to investigate…
Descriptors: Interviews, Online Surveys, Foreign Countries, Mixed Methods Research
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Tran, Ly Thi; Ngo, Mai; Nguyen, Nhai; Dang, Xuan Thu – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
Vietnam's history has witnessed the nation's constant effort to learn from the outside world. This effort paradoxically co-exists with the country's aspiration to escape from foreign domination, to protect national independence and to preserve national identity. Discussions of foreign influences in the Vietnamese education system should be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Interaction, Local Norms
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Loke, Hoe Yeong; Chia, Yeow-Tong; Gopinathan, S. – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
This article revisits Gopinathan's and Lee's and Gopinathan's arguments about the relationship and role of the developmental state and education in the era of globalisation. The paper first discusses the role and impact of the developmental state and globalisation on Singapore's higher education since 1990 to set the context. Drawing upon…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Universities, Educational Development
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Collins, Christopher S.; Bethke, Robert J. – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
Central to this study is an exploration of the degree to which higher education is perceived as an individual and/or a collective value. Seminal literature supports the notion that colleges and universities are Western institutions. Throughout the Asia Pacific, higher education is expanding in a hybrid form in collectivist societies. This…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Relevance (Education), Role of Education, Educational Benefits
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Bystydzienski, Jill; Thomas, Nicole; Howe, Samantha; Desai, Anand – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
Although it has been decades since gender inequality in academe was first highlighted, institutions around the world continue to struggle with how best to address the problem. Policies and procedures intended to increase women's representation appear to have had limited impact in many departments, especially those in science, technology,…
Descriptors: Leadership Role, Deans, Department Heads, College Administration
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Annala, Johanna; Mäkinen, Marita – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
This article presents an analysis of the experiences of scholars in a university-wide curriculum reform in one public research university. The focus is on the intentions and dynamics that shape the curriculum process in the local communities of practice (CoPs). The data, comprising interviews with 25 scholars, are examined as experience-centred…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Communities of Practice, Research Universities
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Osman, Ruksana; Hornsby, David J. – Studies in Higher Education, 2016
The present paper reports on early-career academics' (ECAs) experiences of support for teaching in a research-intensive university in Africa. Through conducting a questionnaire and follow up in-depth interviews greater insight into how ECAs perceive and experience support for developing their teaching practice, is gained. Our analysis suggests…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Foreign Countries, Research Universities, Questionnaires
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Bender, Elena; Schaper, Niclas; Caspersen, Michael E.; Margaritis, Melanie; Hubwieser, Peter – Studies in Higher Education, 2016
How teachers are able to adapt to a changing environment is essentially dependent on their beliefs and motivational orientations. The development of these aspects in the context of professional competence takes place during teachers' educational phase and professional practice. The overall understanding of professional competence for teaching…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Competencies, Computer Science Education
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Watermeyer, Richard – Studies in Higher Education, 2016
Much is written apropos a rationalization for public engagement in science and technology (PEST). Less copious is a literature that considers PEST in a broader form and operationalized in the specific environment of higher education and the impact of its undertaking on the working lives of academics. This paper considers the status of public…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Citizen Participation, Foreign Countries, Interviews
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Dobbins, Kerry; Brooks, Sara; Scott, Jon J. A.; Rawlinson, Mark; Norman, Robert I. – Studies in Higher Education, 2016
Despite a detailed literature exploring the advancement of a learning outcomes approach in higher education, limited evidence exists concerning academics' use of them. This study employed a questionnaire survey and interviews with academic staff in three schools in one institution to explore their views and uses of learning outcomes. Whilst…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Accountability, College Faculty, Student Centered Learning
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Kwiek, Marek – Studies in Higher Education, 2015
This paper focuses on a generational change taking place in the Polish academic profession: a change in behaviors and attitudes between two groups of academics. One was socialized to academia under the communist regime (1945-1989) and the other entered the profession in the post-1989 transition period. Academics of all age groups are beginning to…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Productivity, Teacher Attitudes, Social Systems
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Marquina, Monica; Yuni, Jose; Ferreiro, Mariela – Studies in Higher Education, 2015
The aim of this article is to analyze the effects of the socio-political processes on the academic profession in Argentina from the life course perspective. The analysis of differences in the individuals' life course was made by dividing them into three groups, representing different generations of academics: the novel, the intermediate, and the…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Career Development, Teacher Attitudes, History
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Emerson, Lisa; Mansvelt, Juliana – Studies in Higher Education, 2015
This paper examines New Zealand tertiary teachers' use of metaphor and their attitudes to the consumer metaphor in relation to teaching. Based on interviews with 16 tertiary teachers, this study shows that although teachers believe the consumer metaphor is accepted by students, tertiary institutions and policy makers, and that it has affected…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Higher Education, Teacher Student Relationship, Foreign Countries
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Wegner, Elisabeth; Nückles, Matthias – Studies in Higher Education, 2015
Learning has been described by two conceptual metaphors: as individual acquisition of knowledge ("acquisition metaphor"), and as an enculturation into a subject community ("participation metaphor"). On the other hand, academics' conceptions of teaching are usually reported to vary between teacher and student orientation. In…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Figurative Language, Learning Processes, Teacher Attitudes
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