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Jeroen Huisman; Emmanuel Burgoa – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2024
This paper proposes an extension of the concept of organizational actorhood. This concept is very useful to understand contemporary higher education institutions, but it pictures these organizations as relatively passive, subject to normative pressures. The conceptualization lacks attention to dynamic agency of higher education institution. Using…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, Higher Education, Accountability, Credibility
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Tiloka de Silva – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2024
This paper examines the factors influencing preferences for undergraduate study using administrative data on applications to the state university system of Sri Lanka, which is characterized by centralized administration, rule-based admissions, and virtually costless applications. The feature of costless applications implies that students are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Study, College Applicants, Student Characteristics
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Eby, Robert F.; Rangarajan, Nandhini – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2023
Purpose: This study aims to describe the different elements included in campus sustainability plans (CSPs) in colleges and universities across the USA. Design/methodology/approach: It examines the contents and specific areas of emphasis of 155 CSPs using a document analysis approach. It determines the types and characteristics of the institutions…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Educational Planning, Campuses, Colleges
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John Haller – Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, 2023
This article is a longitudinal comparative case study exploring the market position of Saint Joseph's University and Villanova University -- two private Catholic institutions in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At one time, Saint Joseph's and Villanova shared a number of similar characteristics in student demand, faculty characteristics, student…
Descriptors: Religious Colleges, Catholic Schools, Student Recruitment, Institutional Characteristics
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Ying Qi Wu; Cecilia Yin Mei Cheong – Journal of Marketing for Higher Education, 2024
This study focuses on the role of visual resources in constructing the brand identity of Chinese universities. By drawing on the theoretical concept of corporate visual identity (CVI), this study analyzed universities' logos and typography of names from the social semiotic approach. Nine elite Chinese universities were selected as the corpus to…
Descriptors: Marketing, Foreign Countries, Universities, Semiotics
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Geiger, Vince; Gal, Iddo; Graven, Mellony – ZDM: Mathematics Education, 2023
The connections between citizenship education and mathematics education have been the focus of theoretical development and attention by educators interested in issues of justice, equity, power, criticality, and citizen engagement with societal issues, across schools, universities, and adult education levels. In this survey article, we contribute…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Mathematics Education, Social Justice, Institutional Characteristics
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Katie Sullivan; Kay Yoon; Rebecca Stephens – Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 2024
Veterans are a growing student population in institutions of higher education in the U.S., and universities adopt a variety of marketing efforts to recruit them. With a focus on university marketing messages as a targeted and public way for universities to attract student veterans, the current study examines how student veterans are framed and…
Descriptors: Veterans, Student Recruitment, Content Analysis, Marketing
Guth, Douglas J. – Community College Journal, 2023
Change is a constant both in life and on the typical community college campus. Two-year institutions are constantly adjusting to demographic transitions, workforce needs and the ever-shifting requirements of underserved enrollees. Flexibility around service may also call for internal change. Some community colleges have rebranded their names--a…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Community Colleges, Educational Environment, Institutional Characteristics
Cook, Amy R. – ProQuest LLC, 2023
State University Systems look to increase success as part of accountability to stakeholders, while at the same time competing for a decreasing college age population and declining annual state appropriations. Research has been limited on State University Systems and the examination of the institutional characteristics and their ability to assist…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, Predictor Variables, State Universities, Accountability
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Ian Baker – Higher Education Policy, 2024
Beginning in the mid-1980s, European governments have increasingly implemented performance-based funding systems for higher education. While a focus on the transnational pressures that contributed to the widespread adoption of performance-based funding in Europe accounts for the impetus for performance-based funding policies, it fails to address…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
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Yasemin Nuho?lu Soysal; Roxana D. Baltaru; Héctor Cebolla-Boado – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2024
University rankings have gained prominence in tandem with the global race towards excellence and as part of the growing expectation of rational, scientific evaluation of performance across a range of institutional sectors and human activity. While their omnipresence is acknowledged, empirically we know less about whether and how rankings matter in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reputation, Foreign Students, Universities
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Lauren K. Bagian; Taylor B. Wyatt; Claudia F. Mosley; Joy Y. Balta – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2024
Dissection of human body donors is a valuable part of anatomical education, research, and clinical training. In the United States, deceased human bodies are predominantly sourced through whole-body donation programs (BDPs) housed by academic institutions. Due to the lack of information regarding BDPs, the aim of this study was to gather…
Descriptors: Human Body, Donors, Anatomy, Surveys
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Kai Wang; Josep Rialp Criado; Stefan Felix Van Hemmen – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2024
This study involved 51 Chinese universities from the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Ranking 2021. With based the resource-based view (RBV) as a framework, it aimed to identify the determinants of human resource capital that were related to universities' production of MOOCs. Three determinants were detected--size, lifelong learning, and…
Descriptors: MOOCs, Foreign Countries, Human Capital, Colleges
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Jun-hua Zhu; Rui Yang – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2024
Following the West, China exhibits a proactive attitude and conservative actions to developing entrepreneurial universities. This article deconstructs such a paradoxical approach by analysing the scholarly literature, policy discourses, and empirical data and their various perceptions of entrepreneurial universities in the Greater Bay Area (GBA).…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Entrepreneurship, Universities, Educational Policy
Josh Lerner; Henry J. Manley; Carolyn Stein; Heidi L. Williams – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2024
University-based scientific research has long been argued to be a central source of commercial innovation and economic growth. Yet at the same time, there have been long-held concerns that many university-based discoveries never realize their potential social benefits. Looking across universities, research and commercialization activities such as…
Descriptors: Commercialization, Institutional Characteristics, Colleges, Research
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