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Preston, Diane; Floyd, Alan – Higher Education Quarterly, 2016
Located between senior management and academic staff, the role of the Associate Dean in universities appears to be growing in number, complexity and importance in recent years. A role arguably fraught with complexity, it remains largely undefined and under-researched. While little is known about the role in general, less still is known about their…
Descriptors: Deans, Administrator Role, Management Development, Universities
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Raffe, David; Croxford, Linda – Higher Education Quarterly, 2013
This paper uses Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) data on applications and entries to full-time undergraduate courses to examine the changing flows of students across the boundaries of the four countries of the United Kingdom (UK), over a period (1996-2010) that embraces parliamentary devolution. It asks whether the emergence of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Admission, Data Collection
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Drowley, Melinda J.; Lewis, Duncan; Brooks, Simon – Higher Education Quarterly, 2013
Political pressure to reduce the number of higher education institutions in Wales has been sustained for over a decade by three successive ministers for education, two of whom, Jane Davidson and the current incumbent, Leighton Andrews, have left the Welsh sector in no doubt about the strength of their personal commitment to the policy of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Learning Experience, Organizational Change
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Beale, Andrew; Blackaby, David; Mainwaring, Lynn – Higher Education Quarterly, 2008
Using data on the patent portfolios of UK universities, the paper compares the levels of patenting activity (filings), success (grants) and quality (patents with commercial co-assignees and patent citations) at Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish institutions. Patent activity, per researcher, in Wales is on a par with that in Scotland and about…
Descriptors: Intellectual Property, Technology Transfer, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis
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Iannelli, Cristina – Higher Education Quarterly, 2007
This paper uses data from the Scottish School Leavers Surveys and the England and Wales Youth Cohort Study to analyse changes over time in gender and social class inequalities in the opportunities of young people to participate in higher education (HE) in Scotland, England and Wales. The results show that in Great Britain, in the period from the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Higher Education, Youth
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Rees, Gareth; Taylor, Chris – Higher Education Quarterly, 2006
This paper examines patterns of participation in higher education (HE) Wales, in the context of the devolution of powers over HE to the National Assembly for Wales and the Welsh Assembly Government. In particular, this democratic devolution has resulted in the introduction of arrangements for student finance which are quite distinctive from those…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Student Participation, Educational Finance
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West, Peter W. A. – Higher Education Quarterly, 2006
Universities are famous for their resilience and longevity. Yet, when serious disputes arise, as in the University College of Swansea in 1989, their structures can be tested to the limit. Taking those events as a case study, this paper examines critically the option of choosing private sector approaches. It then develops its central argument: the…
Descriptors: Universities, Conflict, Conflict Resolution, Private Sector