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Davies, Sarah; Mullan, Joel; Feldman, Paul – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2017
Learning and teaching practices within higher education have changed surprisingly little over the last 20 years. Other sectors, such as banking, music and publishing, have been turned upside down by digital technology, but the UK's research and education sector has yet to fully exploit the potential of new technologies. Pockets of innovation are…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
Fielden, John; Middlehurst, Robin – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2017
In this HEPI paper, two authors with considerable expertise in evaluating higher education systems around the world assess higher education institutions that are not funded directly by taxpayers--known in the UK as alternative providers. Since the start of the century, alternative providers have been growing rapidly. This raises a number of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Private Education, Institutional Characteristics, Access to Education
Kelly, Scott – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2017
The dramatic rise in the number of university students holding BTECs [Business and Technology Education Councils] raises important questions about the purpose of the qualification and whether it should be treated by policymakers as part of an academic or vocational pathway. Scott Kelly discusses these issues and makes a number of recommendations…
Descriptors: Qualifications, Academic Standards, Student Characteristics, Enrollment Rate
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Gonaim, Faiza – Higher Education Policy, 2016
Leadership in higher education is fundamental for institutional development and sustainability in today's rapidly changing world. The academic department is a fundamental unit for transforming the university's visions and goals into reality. The vigorous contribution of each department, which depends in turn largely on the effectiveness of the…
Descriptors: Department Heads, Higher Education, Administrator Role, Leadership Role
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Hauser, Daniel C.; Johnston, Alison – Higher Education Policy, 2016
American students graduate from college with tens of thousands of dollars in debt, leading to substantial repayment burdens and potentially inefficient shifts in spending patterns and career choices. A political trend towards austerity coupled with the rising student debt make the effective allocation of federal higher education resources and…
Descriptors: Costs, Student Financial Aid, Salaries, Debt (Financial)
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Jang, Deok-Ho; Ryu, Kiung; Yi, Pilnam; Craig, Daniel A. – Higher Education Policy, 2016
This study examines the Korean Government's policy scheme of setting up the World-Class University (WCU) Project by investigating the perceptions of major actors, including WCU scholars and government officials. In-depth interviews were held with 18 WCU scholars and three government officials. Our findings suggest that the limits of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Reputation, Educational Policy
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Doyle, Stephanie; Loveridge, Judith; Faamanatu-Eteuati, Niusila – Higher Education Policy, 2016
This article focuses on a significant group of postgraduate international students overlooked by institutions and policymakers, namely those with accompanying partners and children. The economic importance of international students to Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America is highlighted. It is argued…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Graduate Students, Spouses, Family (Sociological Unit)
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Olaore, Augusta; Olaore, Israel – Higher Education Policy, 2016
Parental notification policies and practices have been found to reduce alcohol and drug use at universities in the United States of America. This study examined the status of parental notification policy and practice at a faith-based private university in Nigeria for students involved with alcohol use. The study revealed that the absence of a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, School Policy
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Garipagaoglu, Burçak Çagla – Higher Education Policy, 2016
Drawing upon the brand-building experience of a young and successful Turkish foundation university, this case study attempts to broaden our understanding of branding in Higher Education (HE). Focusing on the diverse brand conceptualizations, brand management principles and brand strategies that are deployed to circumvent barriers to successful…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reputation, Higher Education, Case Studies
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Hudson, Ross – Higher Education Policy, 2016
As internationalization has become an increasingly central part of higher education (HE), the range and types of activities carried out in its name have grown exponentially. At the same time, and particularly in the context of reduced public funding for HE in some countries, internationalization and its related activities have come to be seen as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evidence, Performance Factors, Global Approach
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Teixeira, Pedro; Teixeira, Pedro Nuno; Cardoso, Sónia; Rosa, Maria João; Magalhães, António – Higher Education Policy, 2016
Over the past decades a continuous trend of expansion has led to the emergence of massified higher education systems that have tried to accommodate a growing diversity of students and demands through diverse institutional profiles and program supply. Recent studies have also pointed out to a growing diversity in the transitions and integration of…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Graduate Students, Minimum Competencies, Institutional Characteristics
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Karjalainen, Magda – Higher Education Policy, 2016
This theoretically oriented article draws on the author's previous research, which examined language policy and planning (LPP) of the University of Cape Town within the context of post-apartheid transformation driven by need to redress inequalities of the past, and demands of globalization. Drawing on critical linguistics, but indicating…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Foreign Countries, Social Change, Educational Change
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Özoglu, Murat; Gür, Bekir S.; Gümüs, Sedat – Higher Education Policy, 2016
Like many other countries around the world, Turkey has faced several challenges in expanding higher education (HE) opportunities to masses. Trying to meet the ever-growing demand for HE, Turkey has implemented a bold expansion plan by establishing 51 public universities (PUs) after 2006, mostly in less-developed regions of the country. This study…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, State Universities, Supply and Demand
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Kot, Felly Chiteng – Higher Education Policy, 2016
In recent years, international partnerships have been viewed increasingly as having the potential to help African academic institutions develop the human capacity needed to contribute to African development. Although the rationales for establishing partnerships are often clear, a question that has been largely unaddressed in empirical research is:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, International Educational Exchange, International Programs
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Pastor, José Manuel; Peraita, Carlos; Soler, Ángel – Higher Education Policy, 2016
Raising educational levels may help to reduce inequalities between men and women in certain social and economic aspects. Using statistics for Spain, we analyse labour market behaviours such as the rates of activity and unemployment by sex according to the educational level. The results reveal that the differences between men and women decrease as…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Gender Bias, Social Justice, Evidence
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