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Miles, Morgan P.; Verreynne, Martie-Louise; McAuley, Andrew; Hammond, Kevin – International Journal of Educational Management, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore how universities attempt to balance meeting their traditional mission of education, research and community engagement while remaining economically sustainable. Design/Methodology/Approach: A survey was conducted in 2014 of university executives and found that universities in Australia are rapidly…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Universities, Institutional Mission, Role of Education
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Tomlinson, Michael – Higher Education Policy, 2016
This article examines the ways in which the increasingly market-based higher education (HE) landscape of United Kingdom (UK) HE is shaping students' attitudes and responses towards their HE. Contemporary HE policy has framed HE as a private good that generates largely private benefits. There has also been a concern that these changes will distort…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Commercialization, Student School Relationship, Investment
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McCaig, Colin; Taylor, Carol – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
The paper analyses the impact of a higher education (HE) funding mechanism, the "High Grades" policy, introduced as part of a student number control regime in England that was introduced in 2012/13 and withdrawn after only two years. This marked the end of an experiment in market making based on quality and price within a fixed student…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Tuition
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Taylor, Barrett J.; Cantwell, Brendan; Slaughter, Sheila – Journal of Higher Education, 2013
We conceptualize colleges and universities as embedded in quasi-markets, meaning competitive sites created by policy, that disfavor the humanities. We therefore posit that increased revenues from a quasi-market to predict institutional de-emphasis of the humanities. Results indicate that private colleges and universities follow this pattern while…
Descriptors: Humanities, Higher Education, Economic Factors, Competition
Johnson, Ane Turner; Hirt, Joan B. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2014
Higher education in developing nations is typically viewed from a dependency perspective--institutions are seen as merely recipients of Western knowledge, aid and reform efforts. Nevertheless, universities in both the centre and the periphery are dealing with tensions between protecting the public good and embracing neoliberal values based on a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Universities, Educational Innovation
OECD Publishing, 2019
This review of higher education policy in Mexico was requested by the Mexican Ministry of Education to take stock of progress since the last OECD review of the higher education system in Mexico, published in 2008, and to support development of the new government's National Development Plan and Sectoral Education Programme. The report examines the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Federal Government
Sky Lark, Taj'ullah – Online Submission, 2012
The instability of the U.S. economy and its competitiveness in the global market has lead to increase request for investment in Higher Education programs. There exists a rising awareness among scholars of how inextricably education is tied to the strength of the economy, the well being of its populace, as well as the importance of a diversified…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Admission, Student Costs, College Programs
Erwin, Christopher Patrick – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Human capital production is central to economic wellbeing from a national perspective: it improves productivity, spurs technological innovation, and promotes sustainable economic growth over time. Equally important, investments in human capital are central to economic wellbeing at the individual level. College graduates tend to earn more money,…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Labor Market, Education Work Relationship, Merit Scholarships
Robinson, Jenna A. – James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal, 2017
For nearly 50 years, the cost of higher education has risen faster than the pace of inflation, with federal student aid contributing to increasing tuition. In 1987, Secretary of Education William J. Bennett penned a "New York Times" article, "Our Greedy Colleges," in which he wrote, "If anything, increases in financial aid…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Financial Aid, Federal Aid, Universities
Graham, Terrece F. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 ushered in a period of change in higher-education systems across the former Eastern bloc. Reform-minded leaders in the region sought to introduce western models and policies promoted by foreign development aid agendas. Private higher-education institutions emerged. This qualitative multiple case study examines…
Descriptors: Universities, International Education, International Cooperation, Foreign Countries
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Erickson, Lanae – Education Next, 2020
Completing a college degree, or failing to, is a major factor in determining whether a person will have an economically stable future. While it might have been possible a few decades ago to graduate from high school, enter the job market, and find a career that enabled one to earn a solid middle-class life, that path to success has been almost…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Federal Aid
Kelly, Andrew P.; James, Kevin J. – American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 2014
American universities continue to top international rankings and to attract the world's best students and faculty, leading policymakers and the public to assume the US higher education system is delivering top-notch educational value to its students. Recently, however, significant cracks have emerged in this facade of excellence. Lackluster…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Postsecondary Education, Educational Quality, Educational Policy
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von Alberti-Alhtaybat, Larissa; Al-Htaybat, Khaldoon; Hutaibat, Khaled – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2012
This article originates from a longitudinal study of management and accounting practices in the English higher education sector. The processes of strategic management and strategic management accounting in several English higher education institutions were investigated, from planning to assessment, and their meaning to members of staff. The study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Strategic Planning, Higher Education, Accounting
Australian Government Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency, 2016
This report informs Senator the Hon. Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education and Training, the Parliament of Australia, the Australian higher education community and the general public about the performance of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA or the Agency) during the financial year ending 30 June 2016. Prepared…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Annual Reports, Accreditation (Institutions), Quality Assurance
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Meyer, Heinz-Dieter; Zhou, Kai – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2017
This paper directs attention to important changes in the role and funding of elite private universities in the USA. At the center of these changes is the private endowment--an institution that has for much of its history been a pivotal element of innovation and autonomy, but which is recently tilting towards the production and reproduction of…
Descriptors: Role, Private Colleges, Selective Admission, Institutional Autonomy
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