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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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Bendermacher, G. W. G.; oude Egbrink, M. G. A.; Wolfhagen, I. H. A. P.; Dolmans, D. H. J. M. – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2017
There is a growing belief that higher education institutions should nurture a "quality culture" in which structural/managerial and cultural/psychological elements act in synergy to continuously improve education. Notwithstanding the positive connotation of the "quality culture" concept, its exact configuration remains subject…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Quality, Educational Improvement, Resource Allocation
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Yin, Hongbiao; Wang, Wenlan; Han, Jiying – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2016
The quality of undergraduate teaching is an issue under heated dispute in China. This study examined Chinese undergraduate students' perceptions of teaching quality and the effects on their approaches to studying and course satisfaction. A sample of 2,043 students from two full-time universities in mainland China responded to a questionnaire…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Study Abroad, Student Attitudes, Questionnaires
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Schendel, Rebecca – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2016
In recent years, there have been numerous attempts to improve the quality of higher education in Africa, but there is limited knowledge about the impact of these initiatives on student learning. The results of a study published in 2015 offered some initial data in this regard by identifying a lack of improvement in the critical thinking ability of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Higher Education