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Kyvik, Svein – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2014
This article focuses on the assessment procedures of Norwegian PhD theses as viewed by external members of evaluation committees from three countries with different examination systems; the USA, the UK and Sweden. Their viewpoints give useful information not only on the pros and cons with the Norwegian system, but also on the strengths and…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Doctoral Dissertations, International Cooperation
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Bentley, Peter James; Kyvik, Svein – Research in Higher Education, 2013
In research universities, research time is often too scarce to satiate the wishes of all faculty and must be allocated according to guidelines and principles. We examine self-reported research hours for full-time faculty at research universities in 13 countries (Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Finland, Germany, Italy, Malaysia,…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Motivation, Foreign Countries, Research Universities
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Kyvik, Svein – Higher Education Quarterly, 2013
The purpose of this article is to examine the validity of perceptions by academic staff about their past and present workload and working hours. Retrospective assessments are compared with time-series data. The data are drawn from four mail surveys among academic staff in Norwegian universities undertaken in the period 1982-2008. The findings show…
Descriptors: Working Hours, Mail Surveys, College Faculty, Faculty Workload