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Roy, Achinto; Newman, Alexander; Ellenberger, Tori; Pyman, Amanda – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
Scholarly studies of international student mobility programs have increased during the last two decades, particularly following the Bologna Declaration. Nevertheless, a systematic review of international student mobility programs and the outcomes and benefits derived from participation in such programs has not been undertaken. This paper provides…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Student Mobility, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Students
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Morphew, Christopher C.; Fumasoli, Tatiana; Stensaker, Bjørn – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
This paper assesses the assumption that public research-intensive universities are conforming to external pressures and demands in similar ways. By analyzing the strategic plans of public research-intensive universities in Northern Europe and North America, we identify variations in how public and private dimensions of higher education are…
Descriptors: Institutional Mission, Research Universities, Strategic Planning, State Universities
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Lee, Anne – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
This paper explores supervisor development in the light of information generated by the Erasmus-funded project on the modern doctorate. It is structured in four phases. Firstly examining interview data to isolate some distinguishing features of the modern doctorate. Secondly re-examining that data to see if these distinguishing features can be…
Descriptors: Supervisory Training, Doctoral Programs, Supervisors, Theory Practice Relationship
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Loxley, Andrew; Kearns, Mark – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
The changing nature of doctoral education over the past three decades has taken on a triadic relationship constructed around expectations-process-purposes and has generated much commentary and critique. The intention of this paper is to focus on the notion of "purpose" from the perspective of doctoral supervisors which we have collated…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Supervisors, Supervision
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Rowlands, Julie – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
This article presents comparative empirical data from England, the US and Australia on academic boards (also known as faculty senates or academic senates) to highlight ways in which changes within contemporary academic governance effect a diminution of academic voice within decision-making about and that affects teaching and research. Drawing on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Governance, Human Capital, Social Capital
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Heng, Tang T. – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
Mainland Chinese students form the largest international tertiary student population in the USA, yet most discourse around them tends to adopt a deficit perspective. Adopting a hybridized sociocultural framework, this qualitative study follows 18 Chinese undergraduates over one year to examine how challenges they face are influenced by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Social Bias, Undergraduate Students
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Lee, Hye-Jung; Lee, Jihyun; Makara, Kara A.; Fishman, Barry J.; Teasley, Stephanie D. – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
This study explores how the relationship between college students' learning strategies and their grade point average (GPA) differs across two culturally different institutions. Surveys of 621 students at a South Korean university and 824 students at a university in the USA were used to assess four types of learning strategies: motivation-related,…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Grade Point Average, Learning Strategies, High Achievement
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Choudaha, Rahul – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
This article analyses the changes in international student mobility from the lens of three overlapping waves spread over seven years between 1999 and 2020. Here a wave is defined by the key events and trends impacting international student mobility within temporal periods. Wave I was shaped by the terrorist attacks of 2001 and enrolment of…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Student Mobility, Economic Climate, Terrorism
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Rubin, Mark; Wright, Chrysalis L. – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
Working-class students tend to be less socially integrated at university than middle-class students. The present research investigated two potential reasons for this working-class social exclusion effect. First, working-class students may have fewer finances available to participate in social activities. Second, working-class students tend to be…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Social Integration, Working Class, Middle Class
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Uhly, K. M.; Visser, L. M.; Zippel, K. S. – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
Although women's representation in higher education nears parity with men at the undergraduate level, this representation diminishes as one ascends the academic ranks. Because gender gaps in the "elite" activity of international research collaborations might contribute to the underrepresentation of women in the upper ranks, we ask if…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, International Studies, Educational Research, International Cooperation
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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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Calma, Angelito; Davies, Martin – Studies in Higher Education, 2015
This paper provides a citation network analysis of the publications in "Studies in Higher Education" from 1976 to 2013 inclusive. This represents the entire history of the journal to date. It analyses the most published authors, most cited authors and most discussed topics using keywords. 1056 articles were taken from Web of…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Citation Analysis, Network Analysis, Authors
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Eckerdal, Anna – Studies in Higher Education, 2015
Computer programming education has practice-oriented as well as theory-oriented learning goals. Here, lab work plays an important role in students' learning. It is however widely reported that many students face great difficulties in learning theory as well as practice. This paper investigates the important but problematic relation between the…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Computer Science Education, Programming, Laboratories
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Brückner, Sebastian; Förster, Manuel; Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia, Olga; Walstad, William B. – Studies in Higher Education, 2015
The assessment of university students' economic knowledge has become an increasingly important research area within and across countries. Particularly, the different influences of prior education, native language, and gender as some of the main prerequisites on students' economic knowledge have been highlighted since long. However, the findings…
Descriptors: Economics, Economics Education, Knowledge Level, Native Language
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Asano, Tadayoshi; Yamaoka, Michio – Studies in Higher Education, 2015
The authors administered a Japanese version of the Test of Understanding in College Economics, the fourth edition (TUCE-4) to assess the economic literacy of Japanese undergraduate students in 2006 and 2009. These two test results were combined to investigate students' cognitive process or reasoning with specific economic concepts and principles…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Cognitive Processes, Economic Factors
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