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Ahmad, Saima; Fazal-E-Hasan, Syed Muhammad; Kaleem, Ahmad – International Journal of Educational Management, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the relationship between ethical leadership and academics' retention in universities. It draws on the conservation of resources theory to deepen the understanding of a process underlying this relationship whereby academics are more likely to stay in universities through the practice of ethical…
Descriptors: Ethics, College Faculty, Instructional Leadership, Correlation
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Muthanna, Abdulghani; Sang, Guoyuan – London Review of Education, 2018
Brain drain is a context-based issue and has direct impact on the quality of higher education for institutions where a significant number of instructors migrate to take up work in other countries. This is a critical problem in Yemen where higher teacher education programmes still lack teachers. Interpretive analysis of in-depth interviews with two…
Descriptors: Brain Drain, Higher Education, Educational Quality, Labor Turnover
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Hohman, Melinda; Packard, Thomas; Finnegan, Daniel; Jones, Loring – Journal of Social Work Education, 2013
In uncertain economic times, universities have taken steps to address financial problems by including the use of business models. In 2009, the California State University (CSU) system implemented furloughs of a 10% pay reduction and 18 days removed from the academic calendar. Faculty in 16 CSU schools of social work participated in a Web-based…
Descriptors: Social Work, Higher Education, College Faculty, Educational Finance
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Miller, Michael T.; Bai, Kang; Newman, Richard E. – College Quarterly, 2012
Sabbaticals have been identified as an important tool to help faculty remain current in their responsibilities. By having a dedicated break from traditional responsibilities, faculty members have self-reported rejuvenation and recommitment to their professional work. Institutional policies, however, are largely vague and lack measures to help…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, Sabbatical Leaves, Faculty Development
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Cortes Santiago, Ileana; Karimi, Nastaran; Arvelo Alicea, Zaira R. – Gender and Education, 2017
The neoliberal conceptualisation of institutions of higher education positions them as transnational corporations of knowledge production that sell services internationally. In this context, realities are experienced differently based on attributes such as class, gender, race, region, and increasingly religion. As a result, women in academia, but…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Higher Education, Ethnography, Teaching Assistants
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Croom, Natasha N.; Kortegast, Carrie A. – About Campus, 2018
This article offers the concept of critical professional praxis as a framework for naming and addressing difference-neutral practices in education (an approach that does not consider the effects of power and privilege associated with social differences in teachers' beliefs, ideas, and actions). Critical professional praxis is using both formal and…
Descriptors: Praxis, Student Diversity, Social Justice, Educational Practices
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Mooney, Christine; Volchok, Edward – Thought & Action, 2016
This year, labor unions got a reprieve: The Supreme Court deadlocked in a much-anticipated case that could have turned almost every state into Wisconsin, where partisan interests have crippled union power. The case, "Friedrichs vs. California Teachers Association," addressed a previous case, "Abood v. Detroit Board of…
Descriptors: Public Sector, Unions, Court Litigation, Labor Legislation
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Kim, Stephanie K. – Comparative Education, 2016
Does the internationalisation of Asian higher education give preference to Western faculty members, especially against the backdrop of internationalisation trends that call for an importation of Western pedagogical practices, ideas, and standards? This article seeks to complicate such a claim through close examination of the Western faculty…
Descriptors: International Education, Higher Education, College Faculty, Foreign Nationals
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Siekkinen, Taru; Kuoppala, Kari; Pekkola, Elias; Välimaa, Jussi – European Journal of Higher Education, 2017
This study explores the nature of reciprocal commitment in academic careers. The article is based on a survey conducted in autumn 2013 among fixed-term employees at eight major universities in Finland (N = 810). The analysis is focusing on researchers who have a doctoral degree and who are working on a fixed-term contract at their university (n =…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Trend Analysis, Surveys, Employee Attitudes
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Hockings, Christine – Critical Studies in Education, 2011
In this paper I explore the concepts of voice and space as critical to the issues of widening participation, inclusive learning and teaching and academic engagement. Drawing on research conducted between 2006 and 2008 within two universities in England, and developmental work carried out with some of the teacher participants subsequently, I…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Student Diversity, Inclusion
Frank, Tara E. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Departure among student affairs administrators in higher education has been an issue for decades (Evans, 1988; Lorden, 1998; Tull, 2006). Rates of departure from student affairs within the first five years of experience are estimated at 50% to 60% (Holmes, Verrier, & Chisholm, 1983; Lorden, 1998; Tull, 2006). However, there is very little…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Workers, Administrators, Higher Education, Occupational Mobility
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Lester, Jaime – Review of Higher Education, 2013
Using Schein's (1992) framework of cultural change, this study examined two institutions of higher education that have achieved or attempted a cultural change to understand if and how to develop a culture of work-life balance for faculty and staff. The results identified a narrative of eligibility that arose from the discourse of faculty…
Descriptors: Family Work Relationship, Organizational Culture, Change Strategies, Higher Education
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Torres, Agustin Reyes; Ponce, Eva Pich; Pastor, Ma Dolores Garcia – Digital Education Review, 2012
Digital storytelling constitutes a pedagogical tool for teachers to work on different linguistic skills while generating students' interest and attention. This study analyses the usefulness of including digital storytelling within a didactic sequence in order to work on linguistic routines such as greetings and leave-takings in English as a…
Descriptors: Linguistics, Second Language Instruction, Language Skills, Second Languages
Taylor, Susan K. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study examines workplace bullying in a university setting. Specifically it examines how faculty members' tenure status is related to having been targets and witnesses of bullying at work and their responses to dissatisfaction at work. The research literature reveals a correlation between being a target of workplace bullying and the target's…
Descriptors: Tenure, Bullying, College Faculty, Work Environment
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Hakala, Johanna – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, 2009
This article explores what motivates junior researchers to engage in academic work and what questions are central for their academic identities. The context of the study is the entrepreneurial orientation of today's university, which according to many leaves little space for the academic calling. The main argument is that the identity work of the…
Descriptors: Researchers, College Faculty, Free Enterprise System, Economics
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