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Kolluri, Suneal; Tierney, William – Tertiary Education and Management, 2018
College for All approaches to secondary education have gained prominence over recent decades. This trend has resulted in scholarly criticism. College is inappropriate for many students, and insisting that all students attend ensures failure, frustration and debt. The College for All policy, intended to enhance democratic equality and undermine…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Higher Education, Democratic Values, Critical Theory
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Jackson, Liz – Tertiary Education and Management, 2018
Vulnerability appears to be increasing in the neoliberal and corporate authoritarian university, but few articles have explored vulnerability in depth in higher education. This paper provides a systematic understanding of vulnerability and considers its implications for academics. First, the author examines vulnerability as conceptualized within…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, Risk, Interaction
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Oleksiyenko, Anatoly – Tertiary Education and Management, 2018
Worldwide, academic ecosystems suffer from the industrialization of creative work and evaluative hegemony. Managerial obsession with growth has corroded collegiality, breeding mistrust, anxiety and burnout -- negatively impacting the physical and mental health of faculty members. Concerned with benchmarking, audits and competitive self-assessment,…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Citizenship Education, Collegiality, Trust (Psychology)
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McCartney, Dale M.; Metcalfe, Amy Scott – Tertiary Education and Management, 2018
Through increased international student tuition revenue, internationalization provides public Canadian higher education institutions opportunities to offset the effects of stagnant provincial operating grants or earmarked governmental allocations. Pathway colleges, institutions that are either operated by host institutions or as private…
Descriptors: Commercialization, Higher Education, International Education, Educational Trends
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Zeeman, Nadine; Benneworth, Paul – Tertiary Education and Management, 2017
Multi-site universities face the challenge of integrating campuses that may have different profiles and orientations arising from place-specific attachments. Multi-campus universities created via mergers seeking to ensure long-term financial sustainability, and increasing their attractiveness to students, create a tension in campuses' purposes. We…
Descriptors: Multicampus Colleges, Knowledge Economy, Competition, Profiles
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Yorke, Mantz – Tertiary Education and Management, 2017
When analysing course-level data by subgroups based upon some demographic characteristics, the numbers in analytical cells are often too small to allow inferences to be drawn that might help in the enhancement of practices. However, relatively simple analyses can provide useful pointers. This article draws upon a study involving a partnership with…
Descriptors: Demography, Nonparametric Statistics, Partnerships in Education, Research Methodology
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Bice, Sara; Coates, Hamish – Tertiary Education and Management, 2016
This paper interrogates the case for improved and broadened public sustainability reporting by universities, and explores whether and how global performance measures capture the institutional attitudes and activities pertinent to universities' contributions to sustainability. The analysis explores all stand-alone, English language reports produced…
Descriptors: Universities, Sustainability, Global Approach, Reports
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Mora, José-Ginés; Ferreira, Camino; Vidal, Javier; Vieira, María-José – Tertiary Education and Management, 2015
The national strategy for higher education of the Albanian government (2008--2013) stated the urgent need for universities to increase their role in the social and economic development of the local and regional environment. In order to achieve this goal, the main action proposed by the strategy was the setting up of regional development centres by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Role, Public Colleges
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Blanco Ramírez, Gerardo – Tertiary Education and Management, 2014
Accountability and quality assurance have become central discourses in higher education policy throughout the world. However, accountability and quality assurance involve power and control. Practices and ideas about quality developed in the Global North are spreading rapidly across the Global South, leading to increased uniformity in the…
Descriptors: Accountability, Quality Assurance, Higher Education, Foreign Policy
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Horta, Hugo; Martins, Rui – Tertiary Education and Management, 2014
This article focuses on the understudied role of research groups contributing to develop the knowledge base of developing universities in regions lagging behind in human, financial and scientific resources. We analyse the evolution of a research group that, in less than 10 years, achieved worldwide recognition in the field of microelectronics,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Researchers, Electronics
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Tight, Malcolm – Tertiary Education and Management, 2014
Collegiality and managerialism are often portrayed as opposed ideas or practices, with the latter, in particular, either held up as a necessary response to the massification of higher education or portrayed as a betrayal of long-held academic ideals (as supposedly reflected in collegiality). This article explores how collegiality and managerialism…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Collegiality, Educational Administration
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Rønsholdt, Bent; Brohus, Henrik – Tertiary Education and Management, 2014
In order to obtain an accreditation, the university management must implement a quality assurance system and be able to document that quality policy and procedures are followed and acted upon as appropriate. One element in this system is monitoring students' satisfaction. In this paper, we describe a method of acquiring the necessary information…
Descriptors: Course Evaluation, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Student Attitudes, Participant Satisfaction
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Lindell, Juha – Tertiary Education and Management, 2014
Universities in Europe face a variety of reform initiatives, and university reform can be seen as a wicked problem that should be resolved through collaborative efforts. In Finland, there has been considerable resistance to proposed reforms, with university personnel complaining that they have not been heard. Students, on the other hand, seem…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Organizational Change, Universities, Participative Decision Making
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Mathies, Charles; Valimaa, Jussi – Tertiary Education and Management, 2013
Recent changes in European higher education have accompanied a strong desire and need by national ministries to have comparable data across institutions and a growing recognition from campus leaders that effective planning and decision-making requires reliable institutional data and analyses. This has induced changes and restructuring of duties…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Institutional Evaluation, Governance, Data Analysis
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Hemmings, Brian; Hill, Doug; Sharp, John – Tertiary Education and Management, 2013
The study discussed here was based on a collective case approach involving a specialist UK higher education institution. Six individual interviews were carried out with a cross-sectional sample of the institution's staff members. Additional information was gained through observations and examination of relevant documents. These data were…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Specialists, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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