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Berman, Naomi – Higher Education Research and Development, 2020
Globally, the future of the higher education sector is under increasing scrutiny, and questions are being asked about the relevance of universities as traditional sites of teaching and learning. In an effort to adapt to the complexities that beset the higher education environment, universities are exploring the utility and benefits offered through…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Informal Education, Educational Practices, Access to Education
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Peseta, Tai; Bell, Amani – Higher Education Research and Development, 2020
Students as Partners (SAP) initiatives are often framed as opportunities to reanimate university education so that students become active participants in their learning, and change agents capable of transforming their institutions. Embedded in these framings is a view that students are also the primary 'experts' of their learning experiences. This…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Higher Education, College Students, College Faculty
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Parkes, Sarah; Benkwitz, Adam; Bardy, Helen; Myler, Kerry; Peters, John – Higher Education Research and Development, 2020
Universities are now compelled to attend to metrics that (re)shape our conceptualisation of the student experience. New technologies such as learning analytics (LA) promise the ability to target personalised support to profiled 'at risk' students through mapping large-scale historic student engagement data such as attendance, library use, and…
Descriptors: Learning Analytics, Higher Education, Educational Objectives, Foreign Countries
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Pitman, Tim – Higher Education Research and Development, 2020
This article analyses the social contract formulated between state and university, in the period 1850-1930. Using contemporary records -- for example, legislation, parliamentary debates, university acts, newspaper articles, senate and professorial board minutes, and similar -- this article examines how Australia's early scholarly community…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Public Colleges, Educational Objectives
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Al-Mahmood, Reem; Papalia, Gerardo; Barry, Sinead; Nguyet Nguyen, Minh; Roemhild, Juliane; Meehan-Andrews, Terri; Julien, Brianna; Holt, Colleen; Bester, Lucas; Bruce, Chris; Miles, Rebecca; Neilson, Cheryl; Louie, Judy – Higher Education Research and Development, 2020
There has been significant interest in developing academics through Teaching Scholar Development Programs across the USA, Canada, the UK, and more recently in Australia. At their core, such programs develop academics across teaching scholarship, leadership, promotion, and award opportunities, where universities reap the benefits of developing such…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, College Faculty, Program Descriptions, Universities
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Cronshaw, Darren – Higher Education Research and Development, 2020
This article explores where and how to re-value research in theological education. Robert Banks, an Australian biblical scholar and practical theologian, appealed for a re-envisioning of theological education including refocusing research with 'missional' application, not primarily serving academia, but also church and society. Excellent…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Theological Education, Educational Benefits, Critical Thinking
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Stein, Sharon – Higher Education Research and Development, 2020
In response to the contemporary context of reconciliation in Canada, colleges and universities have made efforts to 'Indigenise' their campuses, extending earlier, Indigenous-led efforts to create more space for Indigenous peoples and knowledges. While many welcome these efforts, others express concern that they fail to go beyond conditional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Higher Education, Politics of Education
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Dukhan, Shalini – Higher Education Research and Development, 2020
Formal education was used by the apartheid government to prepare black South Africans for manual labour, thus there was little curricular focus on the development of higher-order cognitive skills. With the abolition of apartheid in 1994, the education system was re-valued and re-evaluated to provide wider access to quality education; the focus of…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Racial Segregation, Social Change, Blacks
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Wheaton, Aimee – Higher Education Research and Development, 2020
The values of higher education (HE) are undergoing a disruptive shift. How the rising cost of higher education is being shared between the student and society is driving many of the changes within HE. External pressures on institutions of higher education include reduced public funding, wider student participation and increased competition. These…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, Tenure, College Students
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Hlatshwayo, Mlamuli Nkosingphile; Shawa, Lester Brian – Higher Education Research and Development, 2020
The 2015-2016 South African higher education students' movement proved historical for our country in bringing to our dinner tables: issues of higher education transformation and decolonisation; institutional culture(s); curriculum reform; the need to foreground and make inclusive assessment in education; the coloniality in our knowledge…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Role of Education, Higher Education, Educational Change
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Knight, Elizabeth – Higher Education Research and Development, 2020
This study investigates the changing discourses of the value of degrees in prospectuses between 1976 and 2013, chosen due to the massification of higher education and use of the particular marketing tool of prospectuses. This research analysed the messages in prospectuses through the period in four English higher education institutions of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational History, Reputation, Foreign Countries
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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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