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Donina, Davide; Paleari, Stefano – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
Higher education (HE) reforms are usually inspired by New Public Management (NPM) global reform scripts. This article focuses on a pivotal object of NPM-driven reforms--central university governance structures. On the one hand, we present the founding ideas of NPM and sketch how they translate for these structures; on the other hand, two further…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Governance, Case Studies
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Henri, D. C.; Morrell, L. J.; Scott, G. W. – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
Learner autonomy is a primary learning outcome of Higher Education in many countries. However, empirical evaluation of how student autonomy progresses during undergraduate degrees is limited. We surveyed a total of 636 students' self-perceived autonomy during a period of two academic years using the Autonomous Learning Scale. Our analysis suggests…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Personal Autonomy, Outcomes of Education, Undergraduate Students
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Xie, Meng – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
Internationalization is an integral part of the strategies of leading Chinese universities to strive for world-class standing. It has left its marks on the academic life of China's social scientists. This article explores the impact of internationalization on the academic life of Chinese social scientists using Tsinghua University as an example.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Global Approach, College Faculty
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Demir, Mehmet – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
This study was designed to investigate the student teachers perceptions about and benefits and challenges of using Facebook as an online peer assessment tool for the student teachers' works. The study group included 24 student teachers in science education department of a state university located in the southeast region of Turkey. A case study…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Social Media, Computer Uses in Education, Case Studies
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Kenny, John – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
Neo-liberal reforms in higher education have resulted in corporate managerial practices in universities and a drive for efficiency and productivity in teaching and research. As a result, there has been an intensification of academic work, increased stress for academics and an emphasis on accountability and performativity in universities. The paper…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teaching Load, Accountability, Neoliberalism
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Xiaoxin, Du – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
This study explains the dual task on both political and academic issues in Chinese higher education, using Fudan University in Hong Kong SAR, People's Republic of China (PRC), as a case study. The research problem focuses on the dynamics and complexity of the interplay among the state, university, staff, and students in the process of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Higher Education, College Faculty, Political Issues
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Roberts, Pamela Anne; Dunworth, Katie; Boldy, Duncan – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
This paper reports on a study that investigated the range of institutional support needs of international students at one Australian university with a view to increasing understanding of their needs and the ways in which support was provided. The study involved a number of data collection methods including focus groups, key informant interviews…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, College Students, Student Needs
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Bager-Elsborg, Anna – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
In the literature, higher education teaching is typically conceptualised as generic or determined by disciplinary characteristics. Academic development literature mirrors this dichotomy when discussing the starting point for development work. However, this focus on universal characteristics overlooks crucial aspects of contextual influence on…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Educational Change, Case Studies, Higher Education
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Degn, Lise; Franssen, Thomas; Sørensen, Mads P.; de Rijcke, Sarah – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
The aim of this paper is to investigate the organization of research in high-performing research groups in an age of increasing competition and pressure from outside and within higher-education institutions. To explore how researchers navigate such pressures and demands, the practice and perceptions of four high-performing research groups in…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Han, Jiying; Yin, Hongbiao; Wang, Junju – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
This study investigated the characteristics of faculty perceptions of teaching support and teaching efficacy and the relationships between them in Shandong, a province in East China. The results from a sample of 2758 faculty members from 25 public institutions of higher education showed high levels of reported teaching support and teaching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Self Efficacy, Peer Relationship
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Rungfamai, Kreangchai – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2017
This specific case of Chulalongkorn University (CU), Thailand, is useful to readers who are interested in comparative aspect of the experiences of research universities in the South East Asian context. This paper aims to provide a description of the environments, changes, and university stakeholders' perceptions in terms of governance arrangements…
Descriptors: Governance, Research Universities, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Young, Mitchell; Sørensen, Mads P.; Bloch, Carter; Degn, Lise – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2017
The emphasis on competitiveness and the knowledge-based economy in European policymaking has resulted in a heightened focus on monitoring and steering the science system, particularly through metric-based instruments. Policymakers' general aims of fostering excellent research and breakthroughs are shared by researchers as well; however, below the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientific Research, Universities, Researchers
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Schartner, Alina; Cho, Yoonjoo – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2017
This paper reports on a mixed-methods case study investigating how higher education staff and students understand, experience and envision the "international university." As it is becoming clear that international student mobility is not in itself a panacea for universities seeking to internationalise, "internationalisation at…
Descriptors: College Students, Universities, International Education, Student Attitudes
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Huang, Futao – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2017
Based on case studies of China and Japan, this study undertakes comparative research on major aspects of university curriculum and instruction-teaching activities of academics, their role in curriculum development, and their perceptions of these activities--between a mass and a universal higher education system. Major findings from the APA…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Mass Instruction, Access to Education, Cultural Context
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Pokorny, Helen; Holley, Debbie; Kane, Suzanne – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2017
In this study, our cross-case analysis of students' lives challenges the conventional home-university model of transition and highlights the importance of acknowledging the influence of this complex symbiotic relationship for students who attend university and live at home. We argue that as with stay-at-home holidays, or "staycations",…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Freshmen, Commuting Students, Higher Education
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