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Neumann, Heike; Padden, Nina; McDonough, Kim – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
Past research into the relationship between English proficiency test (EPT) scores and score profiles, such as the IELTS and the TOEFL, has shown that there is not always a clear relationship between those scores and students' subsequent academic achievement. Information about students' academic self-concept (ASC) may provide additional information…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Undergraduate Students, Language Proficiency, Scores
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Allen, Todd James – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
Writing groups have been implemented in higher education institutions in the US, UK and Australia as a means of supporting a writer's productivity (e.g., journal articles or book chapters) as well as developing their soft academic skills (e.g., collegiality). However, writing groups are seldom discussed in the Japanese context. Therefore, this…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, College Faculty, Foreign Countries, Productivity
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Baik, Chi; Larcombe, Wendy; Brooker, Abi – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
The growing prevalence and severity of mental health difficulties across university student populations is a critical issue for universities and their wider communities. Yet little is known about student perspectives on the stressors in university environments and the steps that universities could take to better support student mental wellbeing.…
Descriptors: Well Being, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, College Faculty
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Sagy, Ornit; Hod, Yotam; Kali, Yael – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
Instructional approaches in higher education that foster learning based on internal values are required with the enrollment of wider and more diverse audiences. The current study explores this challenge with a focus on the relationship between students' learning cultures and the way instructors' view them. We interviewed 76 students and six…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students, Beliefs
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Marquis, Elizabeth; Jayaratnam, Ajitha; Lei, Tianqi; Mishra, Anamika – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
Extracurricular student-staff partnership activities are increasingly common in higher education institutions, but concerns have been expressed about their relative inclusivity. In order to contribute to understanding of why students do and do not take part in such initiatives, this study draws on data from a survey of students at four…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, College Students, Student Motivation, Barriers