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Blanco Ramírez, Gerardo; Luu, Diep H. – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
The adoption of US accreditation by non-US universities is one of the most salient manifestations of the internationalization of quality assurance in higher education. This process has been conceptualized as an exercise of global position taking by which institutions with limited financial and symbolic resources become associated with more…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Accreditation (Institutions), Program Implementation
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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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Huang, Yating; Pang, Sun-Keung; Yu, Shulin – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
Chinese universities are being continually subjected to new managerial practices and technologies that have fundamental consequences on the university faculty's academic life. Within a predominantly communitarian theoretical framework of academic identity, this qualitative case study draws upon interviews with 25 academics in Mainland China to…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Qualitative Research
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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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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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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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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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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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Scott, Karen M. – Studies in Higher Education, 2016
Little longitudinal research has examined change in university teachers' elearning beliefs and practices after their initial experience with elearning. This study addresses this gap by focusing on six teachers who developed and implemented an elearning resource, and the changes they made to the resource and its implementation over two years. A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Attitude Change
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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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Rodger, Sylvia; Turpin, Merrill; O'Brien, Mia – Studies in Higher Education, 2015
Threshold concepts were used to underpin a major curriculum reform endeavour in occupational therapy. After rigorous interrogation of troublesome knowledge and ensuring that the emergent concepts conformed to the five characteristics of previously proposed threshold concepts, we identified five threshold concepts. Two years into the rollout of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Occupational Therapy, College Faculty
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Ross, Jen – Studies in Higher Education, 2014
Drawing on qualitative data from 31 interviews with teachers and students in higher education in the UK, this article demonstrates the extent to which students, when compelled to write reflectively for assessment purposes, perform their reflective writing for at least one of three audiences: their assessment criteria, their teachers, and a general…
Descriptors: Audience Awareness, Qualitative Research, Interviews, Foreign Countries
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