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Aamodt, Per Olaf; Frølich, Nicoline; Stensaker, Bjørn – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
While the establishment of quality assurance has been seen for decades as the most significant instrument to secure and enhance the quality of teaching and learning in higher education, the concept of developing more specific learning outcomes has in recent years attracted much interest, not least due to the creation of national qualification…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance, College Faculty
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Buss, Ray R.; Zambo, Ron; Zambo, Debby; Perry, Jill A.; Williams, Tiffany R. – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
Limitations of the education doctorate (EdD) and the emergence of professional practice doctorates have influenced those offering the EdD to re-envision, re-define, and reclaim the EdD as the degree of choice for the next generation of educational leaders. Colleges of education faculty members have used the Carnegie Project on the Education…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Doctoral Programs, Schools of Education
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Yang, Rui – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
Since the late nineteenth century, China, as a latecomer to modernization, has prioritized Western learning. The first modern university was created in China in 1895 to serve such a purpose with little linkage to China's rich indigenous cultural traditions. Modelled on European and North American experiences and operating in a Confucian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Context, Institutional Mission, Higher Education
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Subbaye, Reshma; Dhunpath, Rubby – Studies in Higher Education, 2016
As the demand for, and access to, higher education increases rapidly around the globe and exponentially on the African Continent, higher education institutions are under immense pressure to recruit skilled professionals who are equally proficient in disciplinary knowledge and pedagogic skills. Institutions also have an obligation to provide…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Surveys, Beginning Teacher Induction
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Gebru, Demewoz Admasu – Studies in Higher Education, 2016
Unprecedented expansion of the public higher education sector in Ethiopia has brought about masses of early career academics (ECAs) to take up teaching and research in the sector. In recognition of a multitude of responsibilities and challenges these ECAs would face, a higher diploma program (HDP) was introduced in 2004 both for ECAs and senior…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Effectiveness, Associate Degrees, Teacher Attitudes
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Hunt, Clive – Studies in Higher Education, 2016
Among the many external forces that have impacted upon institutions, league tables have been the dynamic to which universities across the world are now responding. Following the appointment of a new vice-chancellor at one post-92 UK university, a modernisation project was introduced aimed at maximising the institutions' research standing. For the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Implementation, Educational Change, Strategic Planning
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Stupnisky, Robert H.; Pekrun, Reinhard; Lichtenfeld, Stephanie – Studies in Higher Education, 2016
The current study developed when new faculty members spontaneously reported discrete emotions during focus groups exploring the factors affecting their success. Qualitative analysis using the framework of Pekrun's control-value theory of emotions revealed 18 different emotions with varying frequencies. A follow-up survey of 79 new faculty members…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Teacher Surveys, Beginning Teachers, Emotional Response
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Myers, Carrie B.; Myers, Scott M. – Studies in Higher Education, 2015
Research examining the contexts that influence the use of learner-centered assessment (LCA) practices in undergraduate courses has not kept pace with those focusing on teaching practices. Such research is needed given that conceptualizations of effective pedagogy generally include both teaching and assessment. The authors examined a range of…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Alternative Assessment, Educational Practices, Predictor Variables
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Kyvik, Svein; Aksnes, Dag W. – Studies in Higher Education, 2015
In Norwegian research universities, a large individual increase has taken place in scientific and scholarly publishing over the last 30 years. The purpose of this article is to explain the reasons for this growth in a generational perspective. We put forward six hypotheses that can be illuminated by cross-sectional data drawn from five surveys to…
Descriptors: Productivity, Faculty Publishing, Research Universities, Hypothesis Testing
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Townsend, Tony; Pisapia, John; Razzaq, Jamila – Studies in Higher Education, 2015
The aim of this paper is to describe actions designed to foster interdisciplinary research efforts at a major university in the UK. The study employed a descriptive mixed method case study approach to collecting and analysing the data used to draw its conclusions. One hundred and twenty-seven academic staff responded to the survey. The results of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interdisciplinary Approach, Research, Mixed Methods Research
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Trullen, Jordi; Rodriguez, Sebastian – Studies in Higher Education, 2013
While the stated aim of quality assessments is to improve the quality of the products and services offered by universities, some faculty view them as instrumental in justifying government budget cuts in education. By means of a survey administered to more than 300 faculty from 20 academic programmes undergoing quality assessments, we studied…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Quality Assurance, College Outcomes Assessment, College Faculty
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Aditomo, Anindito; Goodyear, Peter; Bliuc, Ana-Maria; Ellis, Robert A. – Studies in Higher Education, 2013
Learning through inquiry is a widely advocated pedagogical approach. However, there is currently little systematic knowledge about the practice of inquiry-based learning (IBL) in higher education. This study examined descriptions of learning tasks that were put forward as examples of IBL by 224 university teachers from various disciplines in three…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Inquiry, Active Learning
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Vogel, Michael P. – Studies in Higher Education, 2009
In the debate about the (de-)professionalising effects of current higher education reforms in Germany, the non-university institutions ("Fachhochschulen") have mostly remained silent. Unlike university professors, "Fachhochschul" professors do not seem to regard managerial and market-oriented reforms as a threat to their…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Administrative Change, College Faculty