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Naylor, Ryan; Baik, Chi; Arkoudis, Sophia – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
Using data collected from a recent national survey of Australian first-year students, this paper defines and validates four scales--belonging, feeling supported, intellectual engagement and workload stress--to measure the student experience of university. These scales provide insights into the university experience for both groups and individual…
Descriptors: Student Attrition, At Risk Students, College Freshmen, National Surveys
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Kinash, Shelley; McGillivray, Laura; Crane, Linda – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
Within higher education literature, "assessment" and "graduate employability" are linked and co-presented, in that quality student assessment is purported to enhance employability. This research was designed to query the extent to which these same conceptual links are perceived by those actively involved in higher education.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Alumni
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Zepke, Nick – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
Quality teaching is increasingly prioritized in higher education. One reason is that government funding requires students to succeed in their studies and be ready for employment. In response, educators throughout the Western world have generated large quantities of evidence-based, practical, often uncritical research about what works to improve…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Criticism, Teaching Methods, Neoliberalism
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Gan Joo Seng, Mark; Geertsema, Johan – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
This paper critically considers the attempt by a research-intensive university in Asia to draw on and make public the practices of teaching award winners in different disciplines through the use of narrative vignettes. More specifically, this paper examines what the vignettes suggest about the connection between award-winning teachers' conceptions…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Content Analysis, Awards, Professional Recognition
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Hennebry, Mairin Laura; Fordyce, Kenneth – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
Postgraduate taught provision in Anglophone higher education contexts is becoming increasingly populated by cohorts of students from a wide range of linguistic, cultural and educational backgrounds. However, the voices of these students on their learning experiences remain largely unheard. Little previous research exists on the experiences of…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, International Education, Masters Programs, Focus Groups
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Phuong, Tam T.; Cole, S. Catherine; Zarestky, Jill – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
Although ample literature exists regarding the effectiveness of faculty development (FD) activities, there is a gap in the literature synthesizing its outcomes. This review, using a predetermined review protocol, analyzed 22 publications on FD for teacher educators using Kirkpatrick's training evaluation taxonomy. We found that North American…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teacher Educator Education, Literature Reviews, Faculty Development
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Mertkan, Sefika; Bayrakli, Hatice – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
This article is about being and becoming a qualitative researcher in Turkey, a context with a distinctive quantitative tradition shaped by the post-positivist paradigm where qualitative research has not yet reached the mature stage it enjoys elsewhere. Exploring the challenges of swimming against the tide unattended and keeping going, it argues…
Descriptors: Power Structure, Researchers, Professional Identity, Qualitative Research
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Snijders, Ingrid; Rikers, Remy M. J. P.; Wijnia, Lisette; Loyens, Sofie M. M. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
This study investigated the overall "quality" of the interpersonal relationship students have with faculty and staff, that is, relationship quality (RQ). In relationship management research, RQ is paramount for the creation of bonds with customers, which in turn is necessary for the sustainability of organizations, that is, continuity…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Program Validation, Interpersonal Relationship, Teacher Student Relationship
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Perry, Laura B. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
This study uses bibliometric data to assess the performance of educational research in Australian universities. It provides an alternative perspective to the Australian government's Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment. ERA results suggest that the performance of educational research is substantially less compared to other…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Performance Based Assessment, Universities, Productivity
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van Gelderen, Ingrid; Matthew, Susan M.; Hendry, Graham D.; Taylor, Rosanne – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
Good teaching that supports final year students' learning in clinical placements is critical for students' successful transition from an academic environment to professional practice. Final year internship programmes are designed to encourage student-centred approaches to teaching and deep approaches to learning, but the extent to which clinical…
Descriptors: Clinical Experience, Veterinary Medical Education, Student Placement, Student Centered Learning
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Hitch, Danielle; Mahoney, Paige; Macfarlane, Susie – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
The aim of this study was to provide an integrated review of evidence published in the past decade around professional development for sessional staff in higher education. Using the Integrating Theory, Evidence and Action method, the review analysed recent evidence using the three principles of the Benchmarking Leadership and Advancement of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Literature Reviews, Part Time Employment, Staff Development
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Robins, Tamara G.; Roberts, Rachel M.; Sarris, Aspa – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
Burnout is a significant problem in the workplace and recent research suggests burnout is also a growing concern for students. This study aimed to explore the transition from study to work, including exploring the impact of student burnout on work burnout. Australian health profession students (T1, n = 86; T2, n = 86; T3, n = 57) from the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Burnout, Predictor Variables, College Graduates
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Sadler, Ian; Reimann, Nicola – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
This paper reports a study into the development of staff understanding of assessment and assessment practice. Eight teachers from two universities constructed an initial concept map about assessment that was discussed in a one-to-one semi-structured interview. A year later, a new map was created and the interview focused on change in thinking and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Evaluation, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Concept Mapping
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Theodore, Reremoana; Taumoepeau, Mele; Kokaua, Jesse; Tustin, Karen; Gollop, Megan; Taylor, Nicola; Hunter, Jackie; Kiro, Cynthia; Poulton, Richie – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
Higher education confers significant private and social benefits. Maori and Pacific peoples are under-represented within New Zealand universities and have poorer labour market outcomes (e.g., lower wages, under-represented in skilled professions). A New Zealand tertiary education priority is to boost Maori and Pacific success in an effort to…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, College Graduates, Ethnic Groups, Pacific Islanders
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Kahu, Ella R.; Nelson, Karen – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
Student success and retention continue to be of concern for higher education institutions. Wider participation, combined with lower completion rates for non-traditional students, highlights the need for new ways of understanding the student experience to ground policy and practice. This article provides this insight by drawing together a number of…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Academic Achievement, Well Being, Foreign Countries
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