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Ababneh, Khaldoun I.; Hackett, Rick D. – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
We examine the relationships between job characteristics (job autonomy, skill variety, role conflict), work-related attitudes (job satisfaction, organizational commitment, trust in the employer), and organizational citizenship behaviors (civic virtue and altruism) among faculty at UAE-based universities. Data were obtained from 249 participants at…
Descriptors: Role Conflict, Professional Autonomy, Work Attitudes, Job Satisfaction
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Barratt-Pugh, Llandis; Zhao, Fang; Zhang, Zhaoyong; Wang, Shasha – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
In this paper we investigate the current tensions for pedagogic change in the Chinese higher education system, and explore how the intricate interplay between the stakeholder relationships drives and mediates the system, and impacts on potential pedagogy. To achieve these goals, this study takes an inductive theory-building approach to gather the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Teaching Methods, Web Based Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Webber, Karen L. – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
Faculty members seek employment in an environment that offers good fit and work satisfaction. As in other countries, higher education institutions in the USA vary by size, disciplinary focus, and emphasis on research. This study examined faculty satisfaction by institution type (baccalaureate, master's, doctoral, and research) for recent full-time…
Descriptors: College Environment, College Faculty, Satisfaction, Teacher Motivation
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Delany, Clare; Doughney, Lachlan; Bandler, Lilon; Harms, Louise; Andrews, Shawana; Nicholson, Patricia; Remedios, Louisa; Edmondson, Wendy; Kosta, Lauren; Ewen, Shaun – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
In higher education, assessment is key to student learning. Assessments which promote critical thinking necessary for sustained learning beyond university are highly valued. However, the design of assessment tasks to achieve these types of thinking skills and dispositions to act in professional practice has received little attention. This research…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Health Education, Semi Structured Interviews, Student Attitudes
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Koeslag-Kreunen, Mieke G. M.; Van der Klink, Marcel R.; Van den Bossche, Piet; Gijselaers, Wim H. – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
Teacher team involvement is considered a key factor in achieving sustainable innovation in higher education. This requires engaging in team learning behaviors that should result in new knowledge and solutions. However, university teachers are not used to discussing their work practices with one another and tend to neglect any innovation in their…
Descriptors: Universities, College Faculty, Team Teaching, Teacher Leadership
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Bennett, Dawn; Roberts, Lynne; Ananthram, Subramaniam; Broughton, Michelle – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
Despite the rise of teaching academic (teaching only) roles in Australia, the UK, the USA, and Canada, the experiences of teaching academics are not well documented in the literature. This article reports from a university-wide study that responded to the introduction of teaching academic roles during a major restructure of academic staff.…
Descriptors: Career Development, Faculty Development, College Faculty, Teacher Role
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Clarke, Marie; Drennan, Jonathan; Hyde, Abbey; Politis, Yurgos – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
Given the impact of austerity on higher education systems, an intellectual concern with the impact of austerity on faculty seems appropriate. In this article, austerity is explored through the everyday lived experience of faculty and its impact on both their personal and professional contexts. This aspect has been under-researched in the higher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Faculty, Financial Problems
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McConnell, David – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
Despite the upsurge in interest in e-learning (or online learning) in Chinese higher education, little is known about the ways in which lecturers design and run their online courses, or about how they perceive e-learning. This paper reports the results of interviews with higher education teachers in China working in conventional, campus-based…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Grounded Theory, Teaching Methods, Higher Education
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Moore, Sean E.; Hvenegaard, Glen T.; Wesselius, Janet C. – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
Directed studies (DS) courses are widely touted for their ability to enhance research skills in undergraduate students--yet little is known about the dynamics, motivations, and perceived outcomes connected to these specific types of undergraduate research experiences. Building on earlier qualitative research, in this paper we report the results of…
Descriptors: Research Skills, Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Student Attitudes
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Zheng, Gaoming; Shen, Wenqin; Cai, Yuzhuo – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
As Chinese doctoral education has grown dramatically in the past four decades and developed into one of the largest doctoral education systems in the world, it has become one significant and integral part of the global doctoral education landscape. However, in the literature, there is a lack of both a comprehensive understanding of the Chinese…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, International Cooperation, Comparative Education, Values
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Singh, Jasvir Kaur Nachatar; Jack, Gavin – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
This paper investigates the benefits of overseas tertiary education for international postgraduate students enrolled at a research-intensive university in Malaysia, an emerging yet under-researched Asian education hub. The study is based on 55 semi-structured qualitative interviews with international students and academic and professional support…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Foreign Students, International Education, Employment Potential
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Jabbar, Abdul; Analoui, Bejan; Kong, Kai; Mirza, Mohammed – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
For many UK higher education business schools, the continued recruitment of UK, EU and international students is crucial for financial stability, viability and independence. Due to increasingly competitive funding models across the sector, many institutional leaders and administrators are making decisions typical of highly marketised consumer…
Descriptors: Commercialization, Higher Education, Business Schools, Teaching Experience
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Brew, Angela; Boud, David; Lucas, Lisa; Crawford, Karin – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
In the changing context of universities, organisational structures for teaching and research problematise academic roles. This paper draws on a critical realist analysis of surveys and interviews with academics from universities in England and Australia. It identifies important academic work, not captured simply in descriptions of teaching or…
Descriptors: Research Universities, College Faculty, Artists, Teaching Methods
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Matthews, Kelly E.; Dwyer, Alexander; Hine, Lorelei; Turner, Jarred – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
Engaging "students as partners" (SaP) in teaching and learning is an emerging yet contested topic in higher education. This study interviewed 16 students and staff working in partnership across 11 Australian universities to understand how they conceptualised SaP and the opportunities they believed SaP afforded their universities.…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, College Students
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Englund, Claire; Olofsson, Anders D.; Price, Linda – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
Teaching quality improvements frequently focus upon the 'development' of individual academics in higher education. However, research also shows that the academics' context has considerable influence upon their practices. This study examines the working environments of teachers on an online pharmacy programme, investigating contextual conditions…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Educational Change, College Faculty, Work Environment
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