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Donina, Davide; Hasanefendic, Sandra – Higher Education Quarterly, 2019
This paper addresses the homogeneous/heterogeneous dilemma regarding formal arrangements of university central governance structures. Most topical studies argue that these structures are becoming homogeneous across countries and prove it by adopting purposive sampling techniques. Yet, other scholars stress heterogeneity within countries. This…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Governance, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Policy
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Griffioen, Didi M. E. – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2019
The main aim of vocationally oriented higher education is to train students to become future professionals in their chosen field. Therefore, the effectiveness of research education depends on students' intention to use their research competencies in their future professional practice. This survey study describes the relationships between…
Descriptors: Influences, Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Student Attitudes
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Marquis, Elizabeth; Guitman, Rachel; Black, Christine; Healey, Mick; Matthews, Kelly E.; Dvorakova, Lucie Sam – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2019
This article explores the perceptions of participants following the first International Summer Institute (SI) on students as partners in higher education, a four-day professional development experience designed to foster student-staff partnerships. Approximately 9 months after the Institute, 10 participants were interviewed to understand their…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Communities of Practice, Teacher Student Relationship, Higher Education
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Martens, Samantha E.; Spruijt, Annemarie; Wolfhagen, Ineke H. A. P.; Whittingham, Jill R. D.; Dolmans, Diana H. J. M. – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2019
Students do not always feel that their ideas for improving educational quality are taken seriously. Student-staff partnerships may help take this feeling away. In such partnerships, students equally collaborate with staff and participate in shared decision-making and implementation processes for improving education. However, empirical research has…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Teacher Student Relationship, Higher Education, Educational Improvement
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Vickery, Jonathan – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2019
The purpose of this interview is to discuss the aims, objectives and achievements of a pioneering European masters degree -- in the context of the politics of higher education and the economics of the creative industries.
Descriptors: Masters Programs, Educational Objectives, Politics of Education, Higher Education
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Sneyers, Eline; De Witte, Kristof – Educational Review, 2018
This article provides a meta-analysis on the effect of academic probation, student-faculty mentoring and need-based grants on various student outcomes. Using 25 (quasi-) experimental studies, we find that academic probation has a significant negative effect on retention (d = -0.17), while it does not have an effect on graduation. Student-faculty…
Descriptors: Intervention, Higher Education, Academic Achievement, Meta Analysis
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van den Bogaart, Antoine C. M.; Hummel, Hans G. K.; Kirschner, Paul A. – Professional Development in Education, 2018
This article explores how personal professional theories (PPTs) develop. PPT development of nine junior accountants and nine novice teachers was monitored by repeated measurements over a period of 1.5 years, from the last year of vocational education until the second year of their professional careers. Computer-supported construction of PPT…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Higher Education, Theories, Beliefs
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Snijders, Ingrid; Rikers, Remy M. J. P.; Wijnia, Lisette; Loyens, Sofie M. M. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
This study investigated the overall "quality" of the interpersonal relationship students have with faculty and staff, that is, relationship quality (RQ). In relationship management research, RQ is paramount for the creation of bonds with customers, which in turn is necessary for the sustainability of organizations, that is, continuity…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Program Validation, Interpersonal Relationship, Teacher Student Relationship
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Gelan, Anouk; Fastré, Greet; Verjans, Martine; Martin, Niels; Janssenswillen, Gert; Creemers, Mathijs; Lieben, Jonas; Depaire, Benoît; Thomas, Michael – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2018
Learning analytics (LA) has emerged as a field that offers promising new ways to prevent drop-out and aid retention. However, other research suggests that large datasets of learner activity can be used to understand online learning behaviour and improve pedagogy. While the use of LA in language learning has received little attention to date,…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Data Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Instruction
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Whitley, Richard; Gläser, Jochen; Laudel, Grit – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2018
The past three decades have witnessed a sharp reduction in the rate of growth of public research funding, and sometimes an actual decline in its level. In many countries, this decline has been accompanied by substantial changes in the ways that such funding has been allocated and monitored. In addition, the institutions governing how research is…
Descriptors: Innovation, Educational Research, Biology, Physics
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Vulperhorst, Jonne Pieter; Wessels, Koen Rens; Bakker, Arthur; Akkerman, Sanne Floor – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
Interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) has lately received attention in research due to a gap between the number of STEM students and the needs of the labour market. As interest seems to be one of the most important factors in deciding what to study, we focus in the present study on how STEM-interested students weigh…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Student Interests, Higher Education, Questionnaires
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Harris, Judy; Wihak, Christine – International Journal of E-Learning & Distance Education, 2018
The increasing availability of non-formal education in the form of Open Education Resources (OERs) and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) gives rise to the questions of how such education can be formally recognized for credit. Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR), and Qualification Frameworks are fields of practice actively engaged in…
Descriptors: Incidental Learning, Higher Education, Experiential Learning, Shared Resources and Services
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Baggen, Yvette; Kampen, Jarl K.; Naia, Ana; Biemans, Harm J. A.; Lans, Thomas; Mulder, Martin – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2018
Developing and assessing individuals' competence to identify business opportunities is of increasing importance in the current widespread introduction of entrepreneurship programmes in higher education worldwide. However, performance tests to assess opportunity identification competence (OIC) are scarce in the entrepreneurship education…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Competence, Business, Entrepreneurship
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Horokhivska, Tetiana – Comparative Professional Pedagogy, 2018
The article deals with the trends in developing professional pedagogical competency of lecturers in the scientific and educational space of the leading EU countries. Specific attention is paid to the analysis of the approaches to determining core competencies required for professional growth, as well as components and criteria for developing…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Teacher Education
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Chu, Aijing; Westerheijden, Don F. – Quality in Higher Education, 2018
Among pioneering European countries who started to establish a formal higher education quality assurance system in the 1980s, the Netherlands adopted one based on peer review and quality enhancement, which was replaced in 2003 by an accountability-oriented accreditation system under the substantial influence of the Bologna Process. Recently, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, Educational Cooperation, Educational Quality
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