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Tracy Fortune; Jeanette Fyffe; Sarah Barradell – Higher Education Research and Development, 2024
This paper focuses on the experiences of four facilitators of a group mentoring programme for doctoral students aspiring to become academics. The methodology utilised collective sensemaking in a collaborative autoethnography. Aided by agreed reflective prompts, we initially analysed our own and each other's written accounts. This illuminated the…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, Mentors, Group Experience, Autobiographies
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L. McKendrick-Calder; J. Choate – Higher Education Research and Development, 2024
Globally, there is an increasing prevalence of higher education students with mental health issues. Educators are guaranteed contact points, and students often seek their support to manage their mental wellness. However, there is limited research describing educators' experiences of these interactions. This interpretive phenomenological study…
Descriptors: College Students, Mental Health, College Faculty, Student Needs
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Jendayi B. Dillard; Katherine Sadek; Katherine Muenks – Higher Education Research and Development, 2024
Graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) play a significant role in higher education and in the education of undergraduate students. Previous research suggests that undergraduate students perceive GTAs differently than faculty instructors, but little has been done to explore the nature of those perceptions. This exploratory study uses…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Teaching Assistants, Graduate Students
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Eve Klein; Jack Walton – Higher Education Research and Development, 2024
The strengthening employability paradigm within higher education has led to a situation where the practical value of liberal arts programmes is contested. While the potential for such programmes to develop valuable generic skills is recognised, critiques of liberal arts programmes centre around their loose structure and lack of clear alignment…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Job Skills, Liberal Arts
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Xueying Gao; Yuting Chen; Laurie O. Campbell – Higher Education Research and Development, 2024
Previous studies have examined bullying behaviors in K-12 education and workplaces, yet there are few attempts to explore academic bullying experiences in higher education. In this study, a survey named "Graduate Assistant and Faculty/Supervisor's Professional Relationship" was developed and validated through measuring United States…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Teaching Assistants, Bullying, Measures (Individuals)
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Jeroen Huisman – Higher Education Research and Development, 2024
This paper reflects on the use of methods in higher education research. My point of departure is that it appears that higher education scholars -- publishing their work in what we generally see as the relevant higher education journals of our field -- make use of a limited set of methods. Whereas there may be good reasons to select certain…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Research Methodology
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Tanya Lawlis; Tamieka Mawer; Lesley Andrew; Thomas Bevitt – Higher Education Research and Development, 2024
Students with disability experience numerous challenges when engaging in Work-Integrated Learning (WIL). Successful WIL requires stakeholder collaboration to provide an equitable and relevant WIL experience. Stakeholder disparity around disclosure, accommodations, poor attitudes, and behaviours result in negative WIL experiences for students with…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Barriers, Education Work Relationship, Work Experience Programs
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Kari Kleine; Elena Pessot – Higher Education Research and Development, 2024
The use of virtual labs in higher education is gaining growing interest, with different debates in the literature about their role in addressing learning outcomes and balancing hands-on activities. This study seeks to understand how labs can be virtualised and thus structured to contribute to engineering education, by adopting an innovative…
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, Laboratories, Engineering Education, Outcomes of Education
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Manhong Lai; Lan Shi; Iatfei Lam – Higher Education Research and Development, 2024
In recent years, the Chinese government has launched several policies to facilitate universities to develop performance measures closely related to national university rankings and resources allocation. Directed by these performance measures, academics employ various strategies to deal with the increasing requirements and pressure. Using a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Government School Relationship
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Louise Gazeley; Tamsin Hinton-Smith – Higher Education Research and Development, 2024
This paper draws on research conducted in four publicly funded secondary schools in the South-East of England that explored the higher education decision-making of prospective first-generation university entrants accessing school-based widening participation interventions. It begins by introducing an "ecology of intersecting influences"…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, College Freshmen, Student Diversity, Access to Education
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Wendy Larcombe; Tracii Ryan; Chi Baik – Higher Education Research and Development, 2024
Because international students encounter unique stressors in addition to those experienced by all higher education students they are often assumed to be at heightened risk for experiencing mental health difficulties. However, empirical studies have consistently found that international students report comparable or lower rates of depression and…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, College Students, Control Groups, Resilience (Psychology)
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Franziska Trede; Mais Fatayer; Suman Laudari – Higher Education Research and Development, 2024
This paper reports on the perceptions of university teachers of two consecutive disruptions: moving to a new learning management system that was immediately followed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose of this research was to understand the role of planned and unplanned disruptions in facilitating or hindering the transformation of teaching…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, College Faculty, Learning Management Systems, COVID-19
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S. Ananthram; S. Bawa; D. Bennett; C. Gill – Higher Education Research and Development, 2024
Gender equity is an area of concern within STEM, where women are underrepresented in education and career roles. Increasing the representation of women in STEM and removing negative gender stereotypes are necessary actions, both of which can be fostered during formal education through employability initiatives and in the workplace. This study…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, STEM Education, Gender Differences, College Science
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Samuel Tamti Chatio; Paulina Tindana; Patricia Akweongo; David Mills – Higher Education Research and Development, 2024
Publication in 'reputable', peer-reviewed and indexed journals has become a key requirement for promotion and career advancement in African universities. There is little research into how bibliometric measures of journal reputation are shaping the publishing strategies and practices of Africa-based researchers. This study, drawing on 43 in-depth…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Publish or Perish Issue, Faculty Publishing, Peer Evaluation
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I. Zouaoui; M. J. Drolet; C. Briand – Higher Education Research and Development, 2024
Over the past two decades, there has been a growing interest in the role of universities in developing generic skills, in addition to disciplinary ones, to help students adapt to a changing workplace. The need to develop these skills is particularly critical for healthcare students who must face challenges in health systems. This scoping study,…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Allied Health Occupations Education, Soft Skills, Job Skills
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