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Wilson, Margaret – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2019
The article analyses the impact of the neoliberal policy framework and managerialism on critical legal education in the context of Waikato Law Faculty, University of Waikato, Aotearoa New Zealand. The delivery of critical legal education challenges the ideology and implementation of current tertiary education policy and training because it is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Legal Education (Professions), Law Schools, Neoliberalism
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Heinrich, Eva – Higher Education Research and Development, 2017
Using a case-study approach, the structures, interactions and cultures in four teaching groups at a New Zealand university are explored. The aim of the research is to better understand the potential of teaching groups for assisting academic development. To contextualize this work, the case-study outcomes are compared to research on microcultures.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Teacher Collaboration, Subcultures
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Amsler, Mark; Shore, Cris – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2017
We examine how discourses of leadership and responsibilisation are used in contemporary universities to deepen neoliberal administration and further the corporate university's business plan by restructuring and redescribing academic work. Strategically, responsibilisation discourse, promoted as "distributed leadership", is a technology…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, College Administration, Commercialization, Case Studies
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Buissink, Nell; Diamond, Piki; Hallas, Julia; Swann, Jennie; Sciascia, Acushla Dee – Higher Education Research and Development, 2017
Globally, universities show an outward strength partly built upon imported and exported commonalities that are measurable and therefore accountable, rankable and marketable. While there are advantages to this, it can create a barrier within each institution to acknowledging and valuing indigeneity, local flavour or special character. Such a…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Indigenous Populations, Barriers, Foreign Countries
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Billot, Jennie; King, Virginia – Higher Education Research and Development, 2017
The effectiveness of academic induction is under-monitored by higher education institutions (HEIs) despite growing evidence that some academics, facing increased expectations and rising accountability within higher education (HE), perceive a lack of support from their institution. In this paper, we argue that HEIs should follow the example of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction
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Moskal, Adon C. M.; Stein, Sarah J.; Golding, Clinton – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2016
We know various factors can influence how teaching staff engage with student evaluation, such as institutional policies or staff beliefs. However, little research has investigated the influence of the technical processes of an evaluation system. In this article, we present a case study of the effects of changing the technical system for…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, College Faculty, Teacher Participation, Case Studies
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Askew, Catherine; Dixon, Robyn; McCormick, Ross; Callaghan, Kathleen; Wang, Grace Ying; Shulruf, Boaz – Issues in Educational Research, 2016
Supervision capacity is becoming an issue that may restrict the ability of universities to meet eligible students' needs. Although there has been considerable research into the methods of supervision and the supervisor-student relationship, at this time there is little specific research into reasons why qualified academics choose or otherwise to…
Descriptors: Barriers, Performance Factors, Case Studies, Health Sciences
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Smith, D.; Spronken-Smith, R.; Stringer, R.; Wilson, C. A. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2016
This article examines academics' access to and perceptions of sabbaticals at a research-intensive university in New Zealand. Statistical and inductive analysis of survey data from 915 academics (47% of all academics employed) revealed inequalities in access to and experience of sabbaticals, and highlighted academic, personal and gender issues. Men…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Case Studies, Leaves of Absence, Foreign Countries
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Leberman, Sarah I.; Eames, Brigit; Barnett, Shirley – Gender and Education, 2016
Women consistently remain underrepresented in senior academic roles within the academy worldwide. Academics increasingly require research funding to conduct research, leading to publications, both of which can then be used for promotion applications. This article explores fourteen academic women's experiences of the research funding process in New…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Women Faculty, Experience
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Deignan, Tim; Brown, Sally – Educational Review, 2016
This article reports on an exploratory two-stage sequential mixed methods research study that investigated the views of university educators on the introduction of assessment methods other than essays, exams and dissertations within taught Masters programmes. In the first stage, interviews were conducted internationally with 45 participants and…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Masters Programs, Q Methodology, Mixed Methods Research
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Sharmini, Sharon; Spronken-Smith, Rachel; Golding, Clinton; Harland, Tony – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2015
In this article we explore how examiners assess a thesis that includes published work. An online survey was used to gather data on approaches to assessing publication-based theses (PBTs). The respondents were 62 supervisors who had experience examining PBTs across a range of disciplines at a research-intensive university in New Zealand. Nearly…
Descriptors: Doctoral Degrees, Doctoral Dissertations, Doctoral Programs, Online Surveys
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Kensington-Miller, Barbara; Ratima, Matiu – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2015
This article presents a professional development programme which brought an indigenous minority group of tertiary staff together. We describe a peer-mentoring model, piloted in 2009 at The University of Auckland, New Zealand with university staff in order to promote staff advancement. The participants were all Maori, the indigenous people of New…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Development, College Faculty, Indigenous Personnel
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Cowie, Neil; Sakui, Keiko – JALT CALL Journal, 2014
This paper provides a synthesis of the pedagogical practices of e-learning teacher experts into a four-part framework of approaches: out-of-class, blended language practice, blended Web 2.0 projects, and online. Examples of each approach are illustrated with short extracts from case studies of the participant teachers. It is hoped that these four…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Blended Learning, Educational Practices, Electronic Learning
Cowie, Bronwen; Khoo, Elaine – Education Sciences, 2014
This paper reports on the findings from a two year research project that explored the potential of digital tools in support of teaching-learning across different disciplinary areas at a New Zealand university. Two courses (in History and Tourism) are case studied using data collected through interviews with lecturers, tutors and their students,…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, History Instruction, Tourism
Peter, Mira; Harlow, Ann – Teaching and Learning Research Initiative, 2014
This project explored teaching and learning of hard-to-learn threshold concepts in first-year English, an electrical engineering course, leadership courses, and in doctoral writing. The project was envisioned to produce disciplinary case studies that lecturers could use to reflect on and refine their curriculum and pedagogy, thereby contributing…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, English Instruction, Engineering Education, Leadership Training
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