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Luckman, Michael; Harvey, Andrew – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2019
Student attrition is an area of constant concern for higher education managers and policymakers alike, yet little is known of the outcomes of those who depart higher education prematurely. We examine the educational and financial outcomes of students who start, but do not complete, a Bachelor-level course using data from the Australian Bureau of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dropouts, College Students, Outcomes of Education
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Neri, Selina; Wilkins, Stephen – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2019
The study investigates the practices of academic staff talent management at international branch campuses, with the aim of identifying a range of practical strategies that may address the unique challenges of managing talent in campuses located far away from the home country. These strategies are intended to improve service quality and add value…
Descriptors: Talent Development, Higher Education, International Education, Campuses
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Le, Tri D.; Dobele, Angela R.; Robinson, Linda J. – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2019
Universities are increasingly utilising social media for student recruitment, the most highly used channel for prospective students. However, research on information gathering and electronic word-of-mouth (eWOM)-seeking behaviours on social media is generally absent. This paper explores the information sought by prospective students on social…
Descriptors: College Choice, Information Seeking, Student Recruitment, Social Media
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Yates, Robin M. – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2018
In step with the worldwide trend for higher educational institutes to establish areas of research emphasis,the accumulation of resources in key areas has become common practice in veterinary faculties. Although there are perceived logical benefits to research prioritisation, there have been very little critical retrospective analyses of research…
Descriptors: Veterinary Medical Education, Veterinary Medicine, Educational Research, Medical Research
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Ciancio, Sharone – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2018
Service transformation is an increasingly common pursuit in the higher education sector, with university strategic plans frequently featuring a "service excellence" objective and the adoption of leaner and more sustainable service models. Previous studies agree that service excellence is intentional not incidental, and systematic not…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Strategic Planning, Qualitative Research, Student Records
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Roberts, Jenny – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2018
Student attrition remains a persistent problem within the Australian higher education sector. Contributing factors include financial, reputational and quality issues, which can pose significant risks for a university's sustainability. Institutional culture is fundamental to decisions student make about withdrawing or remaining in higher education.…
Descriptors: Student Attrition, School Holding Power, Academic Achievement, Higher Education
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Diezmann, Carmel M. – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2018
Many Australian universities have prioritised improving discipline performance on the national research assessment--Excellence for Research in Australia. However, a "culture of secrecy" pervades "Excellence in Research for Australia" (ERA). There are no specified criteria for the assignment of ratings on a 5-point scale ranging…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Skills, Profiles, Institutional Characteristics
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Robertson, Sabina – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2018
Australian universities are operating in a complex, dynamic and competitive global market. Increasingly university administrations are seeking the competitive edge over rival institutions. In order to support their institution's strategic agenda and maintain their relevance to their institution, libraries will need staff who are highly skilled and…
Descriptors: Librarians, Academic Libraries, Foreign Countries, Self Determination
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Howes, Tess – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2018
Strategic planning was introduced to Australian universities as part of the Commonwealth Government higher education reforms of 1988. The 'Dawkins Reforms' implemented extensive structural reform, changed executive leadership roles and responsibilities, commenced the 'managerialisation' of the Australian university sector, introduced the Higher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Strategic Planning, Higher Education, Educational History
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Gillespie, Michelle – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2018
In 2012, government changes to higher education shifted Australia to a demand driven funding model. The consequential increase in student numbers, along with greater focus on retention and student satisfaction, resulted in rising customer expectations. There are now strategic imperatives to change administrative cultures to focus on delivering…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Administration, Student Personnel Services, Student Personnel Workers
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Cameron, Craig; Freudenberg, Brett; Giddings, Jeff; Klopper, Christopher – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2018
Work-integrated learning (WIL) is a risky business in higher education. The strategic opportunities that WIL presents for universities cannot be achieved without taking on unavoidable legal risks. University lawyers are involved with managing the legal risks as part of their internal delivery of legal services to universities. It is important to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Work Experience Programs, Risk Assessment, Higher Education
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Regan, Julie-Anne; Graham, Carroll – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2018
As part of a larger study, professional staff from two universities, Australian and British, were asked how they entered into a higher education career and what factors kept them in that career. Many participants reported that they found themselves in professional services almost by accident, or by a fortunate combination of circumstances.…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Development, Professional Services, College Faculty
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Baik, Chi; Naylor, Ryan; Corrin, Linda – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2018
With the majority of undergraduate teaching in Australian higher education being undertaken by casual academics, ensuring adequate support for these staff to access support and professional development relating to teaching and learning is imperative. In this article, we profile the development and implementation of a university-wide strategic…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Change Strategies, Models, Undergraduate Study
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Murphy, Daniel; McGrath, Dianne – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2018
There has been an increasing interest within the academic literature on the role played by Higher Education Institutions in the social and economic development of their communities. The Australia Government has recently released its National Science and Innovation Agenda (NISA) which is designed to incentivise university-community research…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Foreign Countries, College Role, Economic Development
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Brew, Angela; Boud, David; Lucas, Lisa; Crawford, Karin – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2017
How do academics make sense of university policies and strategic initiatives and act on them? Interviews were conducted with 27 mid-career academics in different disciplines, different research-intensive university environments and two countries (England and Australia). Data were analysed iteratively utilising a critical realist perspective,…
Descriptors: College Faculty, School Policy, Universities, Interviews
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