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Rungfamai, Kreangchai – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
This paper aims to deal with lingering governance issues of a prestigious university in a developing country of Southeast Asia. It provides a description of environments, changes, and university stakeholders' perceptions in terms of governance arrangements of Chiang Mai University (CMU), which was selected as a National Research University in…
Descriptors: Governance, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
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Esson, James; Wang, Kevin – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
Since 2010, Myanmar has been transitioning from an authoritarian military regime towards a parliamentary democracy. Several education policies have been launched as part of this political transformation process, including the reform of Myanmar's flagship higher education institution, Yangon University. This article investigates the reform of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Change, Social Change, Political Influences
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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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Cheung, Kevin Yet Fong; Elander, James; Stupple, Edward James Nairn; Flay, Michael – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
Research on authorial identity has focused almost exclusively on the attitudes and beliefs of students. This paper explores how academics understand authorial identity in higher education. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with professional academics and analysed using thematic analysis, identifying themes at two levels. At the semantic…
Descriptors: Authors, Teaching Methods, Semantics, Student Attitudes
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Hardy, Anne; McDonald, Jan; Guijt, Rosanne; Leane, Elizabeth; Martin, Angela; James, Allison; Jones, Menna; Corban, Monica; Green, Bridget – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
The research underpinning this article explores the impacts that parenting and primary caring responsibilities have upon academic careers. It takes an innovative approach by exploring three under-researched aspects of this issue: the longitudinal impacts that extend past the years immediately following the birth or adoption of a child; the…
Descriptors: Parent Responsibility, Child Rearing, Parents, Intellectual Disciplines
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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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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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Shaw, Marta A.; Chapman, David W.; Rumyantseva, Nataliya L. – Studies in Higher Education, 2013
The growing influence of the Bologna Process on higher education around the world has raised concerns about the applicability of this set of reforms in diverse cultural contexts. Ukraine provides an instructive case study highlighting the dynamics occurring at the convergence of the new framework with a state-centred model of higher education. The…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, Higher Education