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Decuypere, Mathias; Landri, Paolo – Critical Studies in Education, 2021
University rankings have become commonplace in higher education. Traditional quantified rankings do not merely measure educational performance: they equally grant status, enforce competition between institutions, and are emblematic for the ongoing capitalization of higher education. Drawing on the field of Science and Technology Studies, this…
Descriptors: Universities, Institutional Evaluation, Educational Quality, Institutional Characteristics
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Adwan, Ahmad Al; Areiqat, Ahmad Yousef; Zamil, Ahmad M. A. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2021
Numerous specialists and associations have invested energy into building managerial positioning frameworks by concentrating on various rules and different strategies. These frameworks produce various positions for establishment because of methodological contrasts that emerge from the determination of markers, loads, information assortment, and…
Descriptors: Reputation, Universities, Institutional Evaluation, Guidelines
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Krejsler, John Benedicto – Journal of Education Policy, 2021
Since the 1990s, European school policy has been steered by management dreams that systematic monitoring and assessment would guide schools and society toward a future of greater quality, efficiency, and growth. This article, drawing on Jean Baudrillard, explores whether it makes sense to rearticulate this dream of optimization by assessment in…
Descriptors: School Policy, Foreign Countries, Data Collection, Data Use
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Camilleri, Mark Anthony – Management in Education, 2021
This article presents a critical review of the relevant literature on managerialism and performance management in higher education. Afterwards, it features an inductive research that involved semi-structured interview sessions with academic members of staff. The interpretative study relied on the balanced scorecard's (BSC) approach as it appraised…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Higher Education, College Faculty, College Administration
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Mourato, Joaquim; Patrício, Maria Teresa; Loures, Luís; Morgado, Helena – Studies in Higher Education, 2021
This paper presents an analysis of strategic management systems of higher education institutions (HEIs) by identifying policy and strategic priorities and monitoring their implementation. The strategic priorities are contextualized within four scenarios that structure the mission and orientation of HEIs. The methodology is based on data collected…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Higher Education, Institutional Mission, Educational Quality
Phoenix, David – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2021
Positive social mobility benefits individuals in terms of personal advancement and the nation in terms of productivity. There are other social benefits aside. Education, including higher education, is widely understood to be a key contributor to social mobility. However, without a measure of universities' impact on social mobility it is difficult…
Descriptors: Social Mobility, Higher Education, Universities, Outcomes of Education
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Banghart, Kirk – State Education Standard, 2021
In Colorado, a grassroots accountability and continuous improvement network is uniting far-flung rural school districts--with members as many as 400 miles apart--in a collaborative effort to address the unique needs of Colorado's rural students. As in other states, Colorado rural districts must deal with funding disparities, isolation, education…
Descriptors: Accountability, Rural Schools, Educational Policy, Educational Cooperation
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Welsh, John – Power and Education, 2021
The bulk of research on academic rankings is policy-oriented, preoccupied with 'best practices', and seems incapable of transcending the normative discourse of 'governance'. To understand, engage, and properly critique the operation of power in academic rankings, the rankings discourse needs to escape the gravity of 'police science' and embrace a…
Descriptors: Reputation, Institutional Evaluation, Best Practices, Governance
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Buckner, Elizabeth; Zapp, Mike – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2021
This article examines patterns in the global higher education landscape associated with sector (i.e., public or private) and founding era. Using data on the formal and academic structure of 15,133 higher education institutions (ISCED 6+) from 183 countries and territories, we examine factors associated with the student body size, number of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Global Education, Institutional Evaluation
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Mizrahi-Shtelman, Ravit; Drori, Gili S. – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2021
Israeli higher education organizations are currently under pressure to achieve global excellence, satisfy Israeli economic and security needs, and serve Israel's diverse social groups; they are also required to meet standards of proper governance; and, they wrestle with Israeli, Jewish, Zionist and Palestinian legacies. This array of complex and…
Descriptors: Reputation, Institutional Characteristics, Institutional Mission, Foreign Countries
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de Wit, Hans; Altbach, Philip G. – Policy Reviews in Higher Education, 2021
Internationalization as a concept and strategic agenda is a relatively new, broad, and varied phenomenon in tertiary education. During the past half-century, internationalization has evolved from a marginal activity to a key aspect of the reform agenda. This analysis addresses the following points: What are the historical developments of…
Descriptors: International Education, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis, Futures (of Society)
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Vesce, E.; Cisi, M.; Gentile, T.; Stura, I. – Quality in Higher Education, 2021
Quality is a multidimensional and transversal concept also in the field of higher education. This and other considerations revealed some problems during application of quality principles to study programmes, emerged from the first accreditation experience in Italy. The objective of this article is to provide a simple self-assessment tool for…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Self Evaluation (Groups), Institutional Evaluation, Higher Education
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Bhopal, Kalwant; Henderson, Holly – Educational Review, 2021
This article explores findings from two projects that explore the impacts and institutional experiences of the Athena SWAN (ASC) and Race Equality (REC) Charter Marks in UK universities. The article offers an important, timely and original insight into the ways that these two charter marks are shaping and influencing practice in universities. We…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Gender Differences, Universities, Educational Practices
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Liu, Shuiyun – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2021
University rankings have become increasingly popular and have penetrated higher education globally. However, it is disputable whether rankings can contribute to the quality assurance of higher education institutions. The present study examined this issue by exploring the mechanism of rankings as an external force influencing university change. It…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Institutional Evaluation, Quality Assurance
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Bradbury, Alice; Braun, Annette; Quick, Laura – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2021
This paper explores the practices of division in operation in primary schools in England in response to the pressures of high stakes tests at age 10/11, known as SATs. Using data from interviews with 20 primary headteachers and information from a survey of nearly 300 primary heads, we argue that the organisation of pupils in preparation for SATs…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Elementary School Students, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers
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