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Vinopal, Jennifer – College & Research Libraries, 2012
In highly dynamic, service-oriented environments like academic libraries, much staff time is spent on initiatives to implement new products and services to meet users' evolving needs. Yet even in an environment where a sound project management process is applied, if we're not properly planning, managing, and controlling the organization's work in…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Program Administration, Library Administration, Library Services
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Terrón-López, María-José; García-García, María-José; Velasco-Quintana, Paloma-Julia; Ocampo, Jared; Vigil Montaño, María-Reyes; Gaya-López, María-Cruz – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2017
The School of Engineering at Universidad Europea de Madrid (UEM) implemented, starting in the 2012-2013 period, a unified academic model based on project-based learning as the methodology used throughout the entire School. This model expects that every year, in each grade, all the students should participate in a capstone project integrating the…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Active Learning, Student Projects, Curriculum Implementation
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Tamrat, Wondwosen; Teferra, Damtew – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2018
The changing landscape of higher education over the past few decades has increasingly brought internationalization to the fore as one major manifestation of the educational systems of both developed and developing countries alike. As part of this global trend, the Ethiopian higher education sector has, in the past decade, begun to exhibit some of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Higher Education, Educational Practices
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Persad, Rachel; Sofaer, Joanna – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2018
The CinBA Live Project sought to engage students of contemporary craft courses in the UK with Bronze Age creativity. We aimed to explore the ways in which the creativity inherent in prehistoric craft may be used as inspiration in contemporary making. It simultaneously offered institutions a unique opportunity to offer a practice-led,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handicrafts, Art Education, Creativity
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Blackmore, Paul; Kandiko, Camille B. – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2011
This project identified academics who have been involved with interdisciplinary leadership initiatives and sought to find out what had motivated them, what issues they had encountered and how they had resolved them. A powerful message emerging is the central importance of motivation in interdisciplinary work. Interviewees spoke of leaving their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Career Development, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Chaffer, Andy; Tedd, Bernie – School Science Review, 2016
The High School Project on Astrophysics Research with Cosmics (HiSPARC) is an international project in which secondary schools and academic institutions join forces to form a network of detectors to measure cosmic rays with extremely high energy. We present results of research done by students at the King Edward VI High School For Girls,…
Descriptors: Physics, Secondary School Science, High School Students, Science Projects
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Floyd, Alan – Higher Education Policy, 2016
In the current higher education environment, the need to develop and support good leaders and managers could hardly be more pressing. Yet, research on how academic middle managers are supported in their roles is surprisingly sparse. The purpose of this paper is to address this perceived gap in the literature by reporting on the findings from two…
Descriptors: Middle Management, Higher Education, Universities, Foreign Countries
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Newman, Linda; Mowbray, Susan – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2012
This paper describes a process in which early childhood professionals, who were novice researchers, engaged in their own research projects in collaboration with academics through a practitioner inquiry group. The aim of the project was to introduce the concepts and practices of practitioner enquiry, and learn about, plan and implement a…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Early Childhood Education, Research Projects, Teacher Researchers
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Pollacia, Lissa; Ding, Yan Zong; Yang, Seung – Information Systems Education Journal, 2015
This paper presents a project which was conducted in a capstone course in Information Security. The project focused on conducting research concerning the various aspects of phishing, such as why phishing works and who is more likely to be deceived by phishing. Students were guided through the process of conducting research: finding background and…
Descriptors: Information Security, College Seniors, Research Projects, Student Research
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Crawford, Nicole L.; Johns, Susan – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
Student wellbeing and mental health are increasingly a concern of universities. Most universities provide central counselling services and, in recent years, some have introduced wellbeing programs. However, an unrecognised source of support and pastoral care for students is academic staff. This pilot research project explored the experiences of…
Descriptors: Well Being, College Faculty, Mental Health, Universities
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Ponti, Marisa – Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 2013
The purpose of this article is to suggest commons-based peer production as a form of work that can help bridge the gap between research and practice in LIS. The research design is based on two in-depth and longitudinal qualitative case studies of collaborative projects involving LIS academics and practitioners in Italy. Analysis of interviews and…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Cooperation, Foreign Countries, Research Design
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Mauranen, Anna; Hynninen, Niina; Ranta, Elina – English for Specific Purposes, 2010
English is unquestionably the world language of academia--yet its most notable characteristic, being predominantly used by non-native speakers, has not seriously been taken on board in ESP descriptive studies. The project English as an academic lingua franca (ELFA) based at the University of Helsinki investigates academic discourses, branching out…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English for Academic Purposes, Computational Linguistics, Program Descriptions
Marlow, Sherri – ProQuest LLC, 2013
A well-documented and growing problem impacting the nursing shortage in the United States is the increasing shortage of qualified nursing faculty. Many factors contribute to the nursing faculty shortage such as retirement, dissatisfaction with the nursing faculty role and low salary compensation (American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN),…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Behavior Problems, Student Behavior, Antisocial Behavior
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Lee, Anne – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
This paper explores supervisor development in the light of information generated by the Erasmus-funded project on the modern doctorate. It is structured in four phases. Firstly examining interview data to isolate some distinguishing features of the modern doctorate. Secondly re-examining that data to see if these distinguishing features can be…
Descriptors: Supervisory Training, Doctoral Programs, Supervisors, Theory Practice Relationship
Pflugh, Karen – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Career Technical Education is at the forefront of education reform efforts. This is in response to business and industry demand for a workforce that is both academically and technically skilled at proficiency levels to meet workforce needs. Additionally, the Carl D. Perkins Improvement Act of 2006 mandates the integration of academic standards…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Teaching Methods, Educational Legislation, Technical Education
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