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Wilkinson, Clare – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
The principle that research should demonstrate impact is now a central driver in UK research policy, with some describing the UK as having undergone a 'culture change' in regards to evidencing the value and contribution of academic research (Watermeyer, R. 2012. "From Engagement to Impact? Articulating the Public Value of Academic…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Faculty, Transfer of Training, Research Skills
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Horn, Aaron S.; Horner, Olena G.; Lee, Giljae – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
Researchers in higher education frequently evaluate institutional effectiveness as the difference between an actual and predicted graduation rate, but little is known about whether such a method is reliable or valid. This study examines the measurement properties of effectiveness scores derived from regression residuals for community colleges in…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Two Year Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Raw Scores
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Yürekli Kaynardag, Aynur – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
Pedagogical competencies of instructors play a crucial role in improving the quality of the teaching and learning in higher education institutions. However, in many countries worldwide, pedagogical training is not a requirement for being an instructor at a university [Postareff, L., S. Lindblom-Ylänne, and A. Nevgi. 2007. "The Effect of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance
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Denovan, Andrew; Dagnall, Neil; Dhingra, Katie; Grogan, Sarah – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
University life can be stressful, and accurate measurement of perceived stress is important for research and practice. However, despite widespread use, disagreement persists regarding the latent structure of the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS), which poses serious consequences for how the measure should be administered. Furthermore, factorial…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Stress Management, College Students, Gender Differences
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Padilla-Angulo, Laura – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
Drawing on Ajzen's (1991. "The Theory of Planned Behavior." "Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes" 50 (2): 179-211) theory of planned behavior and entrepreneurship education (EE) theory, this article examines the role of student associations in developing students' entrepreneurial intentions (EI) at early…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Business Administration Education, Entrepreneurship, Student Organizations
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Ingleby, Ewan – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
This paper is about HE in FE (higher education in further education) in England. The content reflects on the nature of this form of higher education by presenting research findings from a qualitative inductive research study. The policy-makers ideally wish to see higher education leading to vocational expertise and employability. The research has…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Employment Potential
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Fandos-Herrera, Carmina; Jiménez-Martínez, Julio; Orús, Carlos; Pina, José Miguel – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
Debates can help students to acquire cross-curricular competencies and improve their learning. However, their use in higher education is scarce and students' acceptance is low. Considering the effectiveness of discussants in scientific conferences, this research introduces the discussant role as a teaching tool to revitalise debate in the…
Descriptors: Debate, Outcomes of Education, Student Satisfaction, Student Attitudes
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Ayala-Rodríguez, Nelly; Barreto, Idaly; Rozas Ossandón, Germán; Castro, Alejandra; Moreno, Sebastián – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
The new paradigms of university social responsibility (USR) conceive students as key players who express their beliefs, attitudes and opinions both in the professional training process and in their willingness to serve the community in line with the agenda of USR. This research focuses on a comparative study of the social representations that…
Descriptors: Social Responsibility, College Students, Student Role, Universities
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Dytham, Siobhan – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
A notable trend in UK universities has been the introduction of new collaborative learning spaces for postgraduate students, which provide space for students to interact with each other, study together, and collaborate. However, it is unclear what definition of 'collaboration' is driving the creation of these spaces and the types of activities…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Educational Trends, Cooperative Learning, Doctoral Programs
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Al Hallak, Louna; Ayoubi, Rami M.; Moscardini, Alfredo; Loutfi, Mohamed – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
This paper investigates the dynamics of student enrolment in the Syrian private higher education sector. The paper adopts a system dynamics approach, to construct suitable simulation models that could be used to examine the complex and dynamic interactions between student flows, staff ratios and investments in plant and facilities. The study…
Descriptors: Private Colleges, College Administration, Enrollment Trends, Higher Education
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Jansson, Maria; Carle, Jan; Gunnarsson, Andreas; Ekbrand, Hans – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
The study shows how experience changes the way examiners assess students' essays. Using a large number of written assessments, 192 examiners were followed over a period of five years, and the contents of their assessments were analysed both quantitatively and qualitatively. Multilevel regression analysis revealed that, with experience, examiners…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Essays, Longitudinal Studies, Student Attitudes
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Donald, William E.; Baruch, Yehuda; Ashleigh, Melanie – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
This study focuses on the undergraduate self-perception of employability. We aimed to explore the impact of human capital, which incorporates social capital, cultural capital, psychological capital, scholastic capital, market-value capital, and skills. We also examined the role of careers advice and career ownership (protean career). Additionally,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Employment Potential, Human Capital
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Pnevmatikos, Dimitris; Christodoulou, Panagiota; Georgiadou, Triantafyllia – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
An effective instructional approach for promoting critical thinking is a challenge not only for Higher Education but also for lower educational levels. In this paper, we argue that values and knowledge education (VaKE) is an instructional approach, which could be implemented in Higher Education to promote students' critical thinking skills and…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Higher Education, Values Education, Teaching Methods
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McLean, Neil; Price, Linda – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
This study reports findings from an in-depth, longitudinal investigation of the formation of 13 novice tutors' professional identities as academic teachers. The study spanned tutors' first two years in-service, while they were also participating in a teacher development course. Discourse was analysed across 65 time-series coursework texts,…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Longitudinal Studies, College Faculty, Beginning Teachers
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Bravo, Rafael; Catalán, Sara; Pina, José M. – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
One of the most important components of effective teamwork is cohesiveness. However, few empirical studies on the antecedents and consequences of group cohesiveness exist. In response to this gap, the current study draws on the Input-Process-Output model of team effectiveness to investigate the impact of individual and task factors on team…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Group Dynamics, Cooperative Learning, Undergraduate Students
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