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Blair, Alasdair; Wyburn-Powell, Alun; Goodwin, Mark; Shields, Sam – Studies in Higher Education, 2014
Student dissatisfaction with feedback is widely acknowledged in Higher Education. This has resulted in investigations that have offered suggestions for improving student satisfaction levels. This article examines one area of student concern by focusing on the feedback that students receive on examinations. The article reports the findings of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response), Tests, Student Experience
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Smith, Calvin; Worsfold, Kate – Studies in Higher Education, 2014
With the increasing adoption of work-integrated learning (WIL) as a feature of curricula, the idea of student satisfaction takes on a new dimension--students' experiences on placement are not routinely under the control of university academic staff, yet universities will ultimately be held responsible for the quality of students' placement…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Satisfaction, Student Attitudes
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Bretag, Tracey; Mahmud, Saadia; Wallace, Margaret; Walker, Ruth; McGowan, Ursula; East, Julianne; Green, Margaret; Partridge, Lee; James, Colin – Studies in Higher Education, 2014
The results of a large online student survey (n?=?15,304), on academic integrity at six Australian universities, indicate that a majority of respondents reported a good awareness of academic integrity and knowledge of academic integrity policy at their university and were satisfied with the information and support they receive. Response varied…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Surveys, Online Surveys, Student Attitudes
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Gullifer, J. M.; Tyson, G. A. – Studies in Higher Education, 2014
Research has established that the term "plagiarism" is open to different interpretations, resulting in confusion among students and staff alike. University policy on academic integrity/misconduct defines the behaviours that all stakeholders must abide by, and the parameters for reporting, investigating and penalising infringements. These…
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Student Attitudes
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Wilson, Anna; Åkerlind, Gerlese; Walsh, Barbara; Stevens, Bruce; Turner, Bethany; Shield, Alison – Studies in Higher Education, 2013
With rising vocational expectations of higher education, universities are increasingly promoting themselves as preparing students for future professional lives. This makes it timely to ask what makes professionalism meaningful to students. In addressing this question, we first identify aspects of professionalism that might represent appropriate…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, Professional Identity, Occupational Aspiration
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Suspitsyna, Tatiana – Studies in Higher Education, 2013
Drawing on the data from interviews with 32 international students, this qualitative study applies Weick's framework of organizational sensemaking to the analysis of international graduate students' socialization in the academic and student communities in a large US university. Methodologically, the analysis relies on a semiotic chain…
Descriptors: Socialization, Graduate Students, Personal Narratives, Interviews
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Lucas, Ursula; Tan, Phaik Leng – Studies in Higher Education, 2013
The development of a capacity to engage in critical reflection is central to higher education. However, students vary in this capacity and its development requires students to move from an absolute towards a contextual way of knowing. Using 32 semi-structured interviews, this study identifies the ways of knowing of 17 business and accounting…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Epistemology, Semi Structured Interviews
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Nicholson, Laura; Putwain, David; Connors, Liz; Hornby-Atkinson, Pat – Studies in Higher Education, 2013
This study examined how expectations of independent study and academic behavioural confidence predicted end-of-semester marks in a sample of undergraduate students. Students' expectations and academic behavioural confidence were measured near the beginning of the semester, and academic performance was taken from aggregated end-of-semester marks.…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Self Concept, Self Esteem, Grades (Scholastic)
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Lin, Hung-Ming; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Studies in Higher Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to develop a questionnaire (called the Conceptions of Learning Management [COLM] inventory) to assess students' six categories of learning management (i.e. the learning of management), including learning management as "memorizing," "testing,'" "applying," "gaining higher…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Learning, Business Administration Education, Test Construction
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Linden, Jitka; Ohlin, Mats; Brodin, Eva M. – Studies in Higher Education, 2013
The learning that ensued from the mentorship relationship on a mentorship program for doctoral students at a Swedish university was studied in three cases (two in social science and one in technology). The aim was: (a) to explore how doctoral students, their formal mentors and their supervisors describe their own learning, and how they perceive…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Mentors, Supervision, Doctoral Programs
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Shaw, Kylie; Holbrook, Allyson; Bourke, Sid – Studies in Higher Education, 2013
During this past decade the level of interest in building research capacity has intensified in Australia and internationally, with a particular emphasis on the development of postgraduate research students, but also extending to undergraduate research experience. This study investigated the student experience across a diverse range of fourth-year…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Undergraduate Students, Research Projects, Research Skills
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Jungert, Tomas – Studies in Higher Education, 2013
This article draws on a longitudinal and qualitative study of students in a master's program in engineering. Interpretative phenomenological analysis was used to analyze annual, semi-structured interviews with ten students, from the first semester until one year after graduation. The program enjoys a high status and has a reputation of being…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Engineering Education, Longitudinal Studies, Qualitative Research
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Wilson, Anna; Howitt, Susan; Roberts, Pam; Åkerlind, Gerlese; Wilson, Kate – Studies in Higher Education, 2013
Recent studies of undergraduates engaged in authentic research have suggested that students may benefit in a range of different ways from such experiences. However, these same studies have also shown significant variation in the extent and universality of these benefits. This article investigates the impact of one potential source of variation in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Expectation, Student Research
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Brown, Lorraine; Jones, Ian – Studies in Higher Education, 2013
This article makes a contribution to the existing and extensive literature on the international student experience by reporting on the incidence of racism and religious incidents experienced by international students at a university in the south of England. Out of a survey of 153 international postgraduate students, 49 had experienced some form of…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Foreign Students, Racial Discrimination, Racial Bias
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Brown, Gavin T. L.; Wang, Zhenlin – Studies in Higher Education, 2013
The beliefs, attitudes, experiences and responses that Hong Kong higher education students have about assessment are an important facet to developing our understanding of the "Chinese learner". Using six focus groups, 26 Hong Kong university students drew pictures of assessment. The visual elements of the pictures were content analysed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Evaluation, Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement
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