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van Gijn-Grosvenor, Evianne L.; Huisman, Penelope – Higher Education Research and Development, 2020
This study was designed to explore what students perceive as essential factors influencing their sense of belonging. Gaining insight into what students perceive as influencing their sense of belonging enables design of interventions to foster that sense of belonging. Two hundred and nine students from a university in Sydney responded to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sense of Community, Student Attitudes, Student School Relationship
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Noyens, D.; van Daal, T.; Coertjens, L.; Van Petegem, P.; Donche, V. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2020
Supporting first-year students to adjust to their new academic environment is a crucial task in higher education. Investigating students' perceptions of fit between secondary and higher education could give higher education institutions valuable information for student feedback and support, when captured in a reliable and valid way. This study…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Test Validity, Personality Theories, Student Attitudes
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Sarkar, Mahbub; Overton, Tina; Thompson, Christopher D.; Rayner, Gerry – Higher Education Research and Development, 2020
Graduate employability is a key issue for higher education as new graduates face a highly competitive and rapidly changing employment sector. To maximise their likelihood of employment, graduates need to be able to demonstrate the skills and attributes most valued by employers. Employers, however, have long criticised the ability of graduates to…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Employment Potential, Science Curriculum
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Naylor, Ryan; Mifsud, Nathan – Higher Education Research and Development, 2020
University campuses are increasingly diverse, reflecting substantial growth in student enrolments, but this has not translated to equitable outcomes for all students. While much attention has been focused on student retention and success, particularly for those from non-traditional backgrounds, dominant theoretical models rest on a limited notion…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, School Holding Power, Cultural Capital, Social Differences
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Saddler, Yasmin; Sundin, E. C. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2020
This article reports on issues of diversity in the context of "widening participation" in "global higher education" (HE). Mature students represent a third of the HE student population in Australia, Canada, UK and the USA. More research is needed to understand factors that can facilitate or hinder access to HE for this group.…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Barriers
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Mason, Shannon; Merga, M. K.; Morris, J. E. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2020
The Thesis by Publication (TBP) is an approach to doctoral education that offers the advantage of achievement of a doctoral degree while at the same time facilitating development of transferable knowledge and skills necessary to enter and sustain a career in contemporary academia. There is a need to build deeper understanding of the demands of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Productivity, Doctoral Degrees, Doctoral Dissertations
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Mampaey, Jelle; Schtemberg, Vanja; Schijns, Jos; Huisman, Jeroen; Waeraas, Arild – Higher Education Research and Development, 2020
Most studies on branding in higher education focus on external branding or image-building towards external stakeholders such as students. Internal branding is an underexplored topic, even though it should be considered as important as external branding. Internal branding is about achieving the necessary internal support for the external brand.…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Higher Education, Marketing, Institutional Characteristics
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Radmehr, Farzad; Laban, Hon Luamanuvao Winnie; Overton, John; Bakker, Leon – Higher Education Research and Development, 2020
University student perceptions of effective teaching have been explored in previous studies, however, research is lacking regarding how perceptions of teaching efficacy vary by ethnicity and programme of study. In this study, student perceptions of effective teaching are explored between STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, College Students, College Faculty, Teacher Effectiveness
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Aitchison, Claire; Harper, Rowena; Mirriahi, Negin; Guerin, Cally – Higher Education Research and Development, 2020
Digital education, now common in higher education, is particularly evident in the expansion of blended and fully online offerings at universities. Central to this expansion are educational developers, staff who support teaching and learning improvement in courses they do not themselves teach. Working closely with staff, students, and the…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Technology Uses in Education, Universities, Instructional Design
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Rowland, Susan; Gannaway, Deanne; Pedwell, Rhianna; Adams, Peter; Evans, Robyn; Bonner, Hailey; Wong, Kai Sheng – Higher Education Research and Development, 2020
Recent focus on graduate employability has exposed the inadequacies of work preparation for science students, who need an employability toolkit to navigate the modern work landscape. An established mechanism to develop students' employment awareness is Work Integrated Learning (WIL), but Australian mathematics and science students participate in…
Descriptors: Work Experience Programs, Foreign Countries, College Science, Undergraduate Students
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Cisco, Jonathan – Higher Education Research and Development, 2020
Impostor phenomenon refers to an overwhelming feeling of being an intellectual fraud despite evidence to the contrary, and it affects highly capable individuals in many fields, including those in postgraduate education. This project sought to answer the following question: in what ways do postgraduate students enrolled in a large, American…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Self Concept, Incidence, Student Attitudes
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Kelly, Nick; Doyle, Joanne; Parker, Marisa – Higher Education Research and Development, 2020
This article suggests that situations in which multiple research teams are convened under similar conditions present an opportunity to discover factors that lead to productive collaboration. It argues that social network analysis of research team outputs becomes more valuable when paired with data about research participant perceptions; and that…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Research, Cooperation, Foreign Countries
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Ajjawi, Rola; Dracup, Mary; Zacharias, Nadine; Bennett, Sue; Boud, David – Higher Education Research and Development, 2020
Academic failure is an important and personal event in the lives of university students, and the ways they make sense of experiences of failure matters for their persistence and future success. Academic failure contributes to attrition, yet the extent of this contribution and precipitating factors of failure are not well understood. To illuminate…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Academic Failure, Student Attitudes, Emotional Response
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Steinþórsdóttir, Finnborg S.; Einarsdóttir, Þorgerður; Pétursdóttir, Gyða M.; Himmelweit, Susan – Higher Education Research and Development, 2020
Research grant funding influences the organisation of academic work and academic careers. We problematise general approaches to gender bias in research grant funding and argue that it fails to include the wider structures of inequality and the unequal gendered power relations in academia. Approaching the subject with gender budgeting we challenge…
Descriptors: Power Structure, Grants, Gender Differences, College Faculty
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O'Keeffe, Patrick – Higher Education Research and Development, 2020
The PhD by Publication offers doctoral students an opportunity to focus on publishing during their candidature. A considerable body of literature has explored questions of legitimacy, consistency and quality of this model of scholarship, while students have reflected on how this approach helped build a publishing track record and develop skills…
Descriptors: Social Science Research, Doctoral Dissertations, Writing for Publication, Skill Development
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