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Arnold, Lydia; Norton, Lin – Higher Education Academy, 2018
This resource has been written specifically for higher education practitioners who are interested in improving students' learning experiences through the process of researching their own practice. We use the term 'higher education practitioners' to describe all who work in universities and who have a stake in students' learning experiences.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Research, Action Research, Definitions
Jackel, Brad; Pearce, Jacob; Radloff, Ali; Edwards, Daniel – Higher Education Academy, 2017
This literature review has been undertaken for the Higher Education Academy (HEA). It explores recent scholarly contributions in the area of assessment and feedback in higher education (HE). As outlined in the HEA's terms of reference for this work, the contents of this review are designed to "help practitioners, policy makers and researchers…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Higher Education, Evaluation Methods, Feedback (Response)
Artess, Jane; Hooley, Tristram; Mellors-Bourne, Robin – Higher Education Academy, 2017
This report for the Higher Education Academy, in partnership with the University of Derby and the Career Development Organisation, examined 187 pieces of research published between 2012 and 2016 that describe how the subject of employability has been addressed during this period. It draws out some of the key implications for higher education…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Employment Qualifications, Policy, Models
Webb, Oliver; Wyness, Lynne; Cotton, Debby – Higher Education Academy, 2017
This report presents a synthesis of literature--published since 2008--that demonstrates significant impact in each of the key student outcomes of access, retention, attainment, and progression. This builds on a number of key Higher Education Academy (HEA) publications or projects from the past five years that have addressed issues associated with…
Descriptors: Access to Education, School Holding Power, Academic Persistence, Educational Attainment
Kneale, Pauline; Winter, Jennie; Turner, Rebecca; Spowart, Lucy; Hughes, Jane; McKenna, Colleen; Muneer, Reema – Higher Education Academy, 2016
Largely established in the 1990s, academic development for teachers in the United Kingdom (UK) higher education (HE) is still a relatively young field which is under regular review and revision. With recent changes to funding and priorities in the UK HE sector, the impact or effectiveness of continuing professional development (CPD) programmes and…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Higher Education, Program Evaluation, College Faculty
Kneale, Pauline; Winter, Jennie; Turner, Rebecca; Spowart, Lucy; Hughes, Jane; McKenna, Colleen; Muneer, Reema – Higher Education Academy, 2016
This toolkit is developed as a resource for providers of teaching-related continuing professional development (CPD) in higher education (HE). It focuses on capturing the longer-term value and impact of CPD for teachers and learners, and moving away from immediate satisfaction measures. It is informed by the literature on evaluating higher…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Higher Education, Program Evaluation, College Faculty
Strang, Lucy; Bélanger, Julie; Manville, Catriona; Meads, Catherine – Higher Education Academy, 2016
In March 2016, the Higher Education Academy (HEA) commissioned RAND Europe to conduct a literature review of research published since 2012, with the aim of identifying and summarising the key trends and issues in the literature on how "quality teaching" and its impact are currently being defined and demonstrated at higher education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Effectiveness, Instructional Effectiveness, Higher Education
Abbas, Andrea; Abbas, Joan; Brayman, Kira; Brennan, John; Gantogtokh, Orkhon – Higher Education Academy, 2016
Higher education within the UK has expanded significantly over recent decades and is now characterised by considerable diversity in its institutional forms, in the content of its courses, and in the backgrounds, aspirations and destinations of its students. An extensive literature has identified HE pedagogies, including teaching practices and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Teaching Methods, Intellectual Disciplines
Abbas, Andrea; Abbas, Joan; Brayman, Kira; Brennan, John; Gantogokh, Orkhon – Higher Education Academy, 2016
This document provides the appendices for the report entitled: "Teaching Excellence in the Disciplines." Based on interviews with deans from a range of UK universities, the main report produced by LSE Enterprise for the HEA, provides a snapshot of different conceptions of what constitutes good teaching practice at discipline level and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Teaching Methods, Intellectual Disciplines
Shields, Robin; Masardo, Alex – Higher Education Academy, 2015
This study investigates the differences in degree attainment between students entering higher education through vocational qualification pathways and students entering through traditional A-level routes. The report also analyses how well students with vocational qualifications are prepared for and supported in their studies at higher education.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Study, College Readiness, Career Readiness
Bulman, Stephen – Higher Education Academy, 2015
The Higher Education Academy (HEA) established the Teaching and Learning Issues in the Disciplines project in spring 2015 in order to research the state of higher education teaching and learning in a wide range of subject disciplines from the viewpoint of academic teachers within those disciplines, and through the networks created by relevant…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Instruction, College Faculty
Land, Ray; Gordon, George – Higher Education Academy, 2015
Teaching excellence is at the centre of national and international higher education policy. The Higher Education Academy (HEA) is a part of the debate to develop a shared understanding of what constitutes teaching excellence and has published research including "Considering Teaching Excellence in Higher Education: 2007-2013" by Dr Vicky…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Excellence in Education, Research Reports, Focus Groups
Butcher, John – Higher Education Academy, 2015
This research set out to investigate the part-time student experience of higher education across the United Kingdom, in the context of a well-publicised contraction in the sector, and increasing divergence between policies affecting part-time study in the four nations. In order to explore the part-time student experience in England, Scotland, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Part Time Students, College Students, Student Attitudes
Mellors-Bourne, Robin; Jones, Elspeth; Woodfield, Steve – Higher Education Academy, 2015
Internationalisation and employability development are important themes for UK higher education (HE) and the Higher Education Academy (HEA). One aspect of many UK HE institutions' internationalisation strategies has been to increase the number and range of UK programmes delivered "offshore" as transnational education (TNE)--through…
Descriptors: International Education, Global Approach, Employment Potential, Labor Force Development
Wintrup, Julie; Wakefield, Kelly; Morris, Debra; Davis, Hugh – Higher Education Academy, 2015
Research into MOOCs--massive, open, online courses--is proliferating as they become increasingly popular in the UK. The study reported here sought in-depth accounts of learning on a MOOC from ten people who completed one of the University of Southampton's first two such courses during 2014. Its goal is to better understand their motivations for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Higher Education
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