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Cvetkovski, Stefan; Jorm, Anthony F.; Mackinnon, Andrew J. – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
This study examines the mental health trajectories of future/current undergraduate university students relative to their age-matched community peers from the ages of 15 to 21. It analysed data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia survey. The sample comprised 442 students and 1292 peers. Mental health was assessed with the…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Undergraduate Students, Foreign Countries, Socioeconomic Status
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Sen, Vicheth – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
This paper examines the kinds of higher education policy discourses embedded in major Cambodian higher education policy texts related to educational reform efforts undertaken by the government. The focus is on post-conflict Cambodia, that is, Cambodia since 1993 when the first national elections were organized after more than two decades of armed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Government Role
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Schoepp, Kevin – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
Within higher education, the importance of learning outcomes has become well-established. They are expected to guide the teaching and learning process, assessment, and curriculum development, while at the same time act as foundational elements to transitions towards national qualifications frameworks, competency-based education, and international…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Universities, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives
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Vithal, Renuka – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
While a number of studies report on how a scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) has been implemented in particular disciplines or faculties, arguably much less is known about how this can be achieved university-wide. This paper brings the lens of SoTL retrospectively, from the vantage position of a university leader, to a range of teaching…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Learning, Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Bao, Yanhua; Kehm, Barbara M.; Ma, Yonghong – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
This contribution is based on an analysis of recent changes in doctoral education that can be observed in Europe and China. It traces the policies having led to these changes and discusses related policy transfer. The contribution is divided into five parts. It begins by sketching recent changes in doctoral education in the framework of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Programs, Educational Change, Change Strategies
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Marginson, Simon – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
The public/private distinction is central to higher education but there is no consensus on "public." In neo-classical economic theory, Samuelson distinguishes non-market goods (public) that cannot be produced for profit, from market-based activity (private). This provides a basis for identifying the minimum necessary public expenditure,…
Descriptors: Synthesis, Higher Education, Public Education, Private Education
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Jones, Michael – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
Undertaking a PhD is commonly viewed as an apprenticeship, where the student learns the trade of becoming an academic. However, the doctoral degree did not start off with that intention, and it may not continue this way into the future. The initial design of the PhD was a professional degree which gave students the licence to teach. Research was…
Descriptors: Trend Analysis, Professional Education, Doctoral Degrees, Educational Trends
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Fillery-Travis, Annette; Robinson, Linda – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
This paper engages with the pedagogical needs of researching professionals undertaking a professional or practice-based doctorate. It first undertakes a critical exploration of the literature and then explores how research supervision can address the emergent needs of the advanced practitioner as they undertake research at the doctoral level for…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Supervisors, Supervision
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Buckner, Elizabeth – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
This article examines the growth of private higher education (PHE) in two North African nations: Morocco and Tunisia. It draws on interviews with policy-makers and university officials to understand similarities and differences in the nations' experiences with PHE. It argues that both nations' official embrace of privatization was in part because…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Trends
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Taylor, C. A.; Harris-Evans, J. – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
This article draws on the philosophy of Deleuze and Guattari to reconceptualise transition to Higher Education. In doing so it contributes a new theoretical approach to understanding transition to Higher Education which largely remains under-theorised, uncritical and taken-for-granted. Drawing on data from two projects, the article activates…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Philosophy, Critical Incidents Method, Student Adjustment
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Kempenaar, Larissa; Murray, Rowena – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
In an international culture of performance-based funding systems for higher education institutions (HEIs), research productivity and output are essential for the ability of HEIs to continue. While many institutions have performance targets for the next performance assessment, few institutions have an operational strategy for how staff are to…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Writing Ability, Writing Skills, Systems Approach
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Nguyen, Huong Thi Lan; Van Gramberg, Bernadine – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
Despite being accepted as a key function in research management, research planning seems to be a neglected practice in some higher education institutions, particularly in economically disadvantaged countries such as Vietnam. This paper addresses a research gap in this area by examining (1) the practices of research planning at four leading…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Design, Strategic Planning, Educational Research
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Parker-Jenkins, Marie – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
Does one need really need boundaries between doctoral supervisor and supervisee when talking about mature learners? Drawing on reflection from her extensive experience, the author believes it is critical to maintain this divide. There is an increase in doctoral students, proliferation of doctoral programmes globally and practices which vary from…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Supervisor Supervisee Relationship, Interpersonal Competence, Role Perception
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Carrington, Roger; O'Donnell, Chris; Prasada Rao, D. S. – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
The Australian Government provides basic operating grants to universities, which are used to teach domestic undergraduate students. It imposes a productivity offset on the grants to encourage improvements in university productivity. But it is not transparent and does not vary across universities. Thus, universities have little incentive to improve…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Productivity, Funding Formulas, Federal Aid
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Colicchia, Claudia; Creazza, Alessandro; Strozzi, Fernanda – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
Continuous improvement in Higher Education can be supported by effective literature reviews to unveil contemporary and current educational needs and lay the foundations of programmes of study. As no discipline remains static, the aim of this paper is to present a methodology for conducting literature reviews that can complement traditional…
Descriptors: Citation Analysis, Network Analysis, Educational Improvement, Higher Education
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