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Harris, Candice; Myers, Barbara; Ravenswood, Katherine – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
This paper explores the experiences and perceptions of parent academics and their colleagues, and argues that in the absence of institutional support and guidance, self and peer assessment of academic identity in relation to performance becomes a measure against which academics assess their own academic careers and the academic careers of others.…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Family Work Relationship, Teacher Attitudes, Parents
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Nikula, Pii-Tuulia – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
Considerable academic attention has been placed on analysing whether, and to what extent, socioeconomic background affects higher education participation. However, the use of socioeconomic status (SES) is problematic as it may be constructed from various data sources. Similar issues can be inherent in study design-related operationalisation…
Descriptors: Social Differences, Socioeconomic Status, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries
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Bowl, Marion – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
This paper examines how universities reconcile the need to project themselves as successful global competitors with the need to respond to national policy expectations, particularly around equality. It does so through a comparative analysis of the language used in the publicly available documents of universities in England and New Zealand. While a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Universities, Marketing
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Ramia, Gaby – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
The scholarly literature in higher education has not dealt extensively with the responsibilities of institutions for servicing the rights of international students. This paper is a comparative analysis of legal frameworks which guide institutions in their handling of international student rights. Two national approaches, those of Australia and New…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Higher Education, College Students
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Sutherland, Kathryn A. – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
Expectations around success in academia vary, and early career academics often receive conflicting messages about what they should concentrate on to achieve promotion or tenure. Taking a social constructionist approach, this paper considers the constructs of objective and subjective career success in academia and shares the perspectives of early…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Career Academies, Tenure, Qualitative Research
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Johnston, Lucy; Schluter, Philip J. – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
With increasing competition for postgraduate research scholarships, awarding processes demand attention and scrutiny. We examine inter-rater reliability for two prestigious New Zealand scholarships, the Shirtcliffe Fellowship and the Gordon Watson Scholarship. For each scholarship, five assessors (three academic; two non-academic) independently…
Descriptors: Interrater Reliability, Scholarships, Academic Achievement, Program Proposals
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Ashwin, Paul; Deem, Rosemary; McAlpine, Lynn – Studies in Higher Education, 2016
In this article, we explore the extent to which 42 newer researchers, in the academic sub-field of higher education, were aware of, responded to and negotiated their careers in relation to higher education policies. Participants, who were mainly from European countries, tended to divide into two similarly sized groups: one that engaged with and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Researchers, Educational Policy, Interviews
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Marshall, Stephen – Studies in Higher Education, 2016
New Zealand, like many countries, faces the challenge of building and sustaining an educated population. Particular challenges are posed by the need to educate an increasing proportion of the population to higher levels in order to support the growth of a modern skills and knowledge economy, as opposed to an economy built on low-cost labour and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technological Advancement, Educational Innovation, Educational Assessment
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Austin, Margaret – Studies in Higher Education, 2016
In global terms, the position of women in New Zealand society is relatively strong and at one stage in the early 2000s many senior roles were occupied by women. Equality of opportunity for women in leadership in science and the community has been a focus of attention in New Zealand in government, education, and the sciences for at least two…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Leadership, Equal Opportunities (Jobs)
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Baker, Maureen – Studies in Higher Education, 2016
This article discusses the persistence of a gender gap among university-based academics, despite the development of equity policies and "family-friendly" initiatives. Over four decades of research are reviewed from the liberal states of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, USA and the UK, including my own qualitative interviews in Canada in…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Females, Sex Fairness, College Faculty
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Barnard, Roger; de Luca, Rosemary; Li, Jinrui – Studies in Higher Education, 2015
Providing feedback on students' written work is a key professional activity in tertiary education. Although there has been research into the effectiveness of lecturers' feedback, there is a need for more studies comparing students' perceptions with those of their teachers. This article discusses the design and implementation of an innovatory…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Journal Writing, Reflection
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McLean, Angela J.; Bond, Carol H.; Nicholson, Helen D. – Studies in Higher Education, 2015
The aim of this research was to investigate how undergraduate students conceptualise feedback, and compare this with research into conceptions of teaching and learning related phenomena in higher education. Using a phenomenographic approach, 28 physiotherapy students in New Zealand were interviewed about their experiences. Data analysis resulted…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Undergraduate Students, Phenomenology, Physical Therapy
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Emerson, Lisa; Mansvelt, Juliana – Studies in Higher Education, 2015
This paper examines New Zealand tertiary teachers' use of metaphor and their attitudes to the consumer metaphor in relation to teaching. Based on interviews with 16 tertiary teachers, this study shows that although teachers believe the consumer metaphor is accepted by students, tertiary institutions and policy makers, and that it has affected…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Higher Education, Teacher Student Relationship, Foreign Countries
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Lai, Kwok-Wing – Studies in Higher Education, 2015
This paper documents a study investigating co-construction of knowledge by doctoral students in an online learning community. In this study 12 students participated in the coursework and thesis proposal development stages of a doctoral program offered by a research-intensive university in New Zealand. Socio-cultural and social constructivist…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research and Development, Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs
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Shin, Jung Cheol; Lee, Soo Jeung; Kim, Yangson – Studies in Higher Education, 2013
This study analyzed whether research collaboration patterns differ across higher education systems based on maturity of the systems, their language, and their geographical region. This study found that collaboration patterns differ across higher education systems: academics in developed systems are more collaborative than their colleagues in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Research, International Cooperation, Cooperation
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