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Kezar, Adrianna; Dizon, Jude Paul Matias; Scott, Daniel – Innovative Higher Education, 2020
Senior leadership teams are the key decision-makers invested with authority who work collectively to achieve organizational goals. While there is a rich literature on this topic across many disciplines, there is a dearth of research on this topic in higher education. In this article we argue for the need for research on senior leadership teams…
Descriptors: Leadership, Teamwork, Higher Education, Educational Research
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Robertson, Douglas L. – Innovative Higher Education, 2020
This article presents 50 year patterns of adult student participation in colleges and universities in the United States. These patterns changed dramatically in the 1970s and 1980s and then stabilized. Following these changes, adult student participation has continued to be significant and predictable in U.S. colleges and universities. In addition…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Adult Students, Evidence Based Practice, Best Practices
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Almond, Devon – Innovative Higher Education, 2020
American college towns represent a unique but understudied feature of the global educational landscape. With hundreds of college towns dotting the American geographical landscape, this uniqueness is particularly relevant for rural higher education. This article identifies a taxonomy of characteristics found commonly in the everyday environments of…
Descriptors: Colleges, Municipalities, Taxonomy, Higher Education
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Buckley, Jessica Belue; Michel, Jessica Ostrow – Innovative Higher Education, 2020
In light of the rapid growth of the movement for educating students about sustainability, this study sought to understand the content and context of sustainability-related learning outcomes in higher education institutions in the United States by using data from 47 institutions. Findings show how institutions operationalize learning for…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Outcomes of Education, Sustainability, Educational Innovation
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George Mwangi, Chrystal A.; Latafat, Sadaf; Thampikutty, Costin; Van, Julie – Innovative Higher Education, 2019
This study engaged a critical discourse analysis to examine statements from higher education leaders regarding the rescission of the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The research questions addressed were as follows. (a) What discourses are present in higher education leaders' responses to the DACA rescission and DACA…
Descriptors: Universities, Discourse Analysis, Undocumented Immigrants, Administrator Attitudes
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Zandvliet, David B.; Stanton, Alisa; Dhaliwal, Rosie – Innovative Higher Education, 2019
In this article we describe the "Learning Environments and Well-Being Research Project," a collaborative initiative between a research institute and a health promotion unit at a leading Canadian university. The purposes of this project are, first, to conduct research about how classroom environments within higher education settings can…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Construction, Test Validity, Student Surveys
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Tezcan-Unal, Burcu; Jones, Wayne; Littlewood, Suzanne – Innovative Higher Education, 2019
This retrospective analysis of curriculum change in an academic unit explored the extent to which characteristics of learning organizations developed during the process. Three practitioner researchers designed the study as a practice-based, interpretive, single-case study using mixed methodology with data collected from documentary analysis, an…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Organizational Culture
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Preble, Kathleen M.; Cook, Mackenzie A.; Fults, Brittani – Innovative Higher Education, 2019
In the perceptions of most persons, sex trafficking is a recognized global human rights abuse. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has articulated a call to action with its four "P" policy agenda: prevent, protect, prosecute, and partnership (Office of Trafficking in Persons, 2017). Institutions of higher education are…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Sexuality, Victims, Sexual Abuse
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Scruggs, Richard; McDermott, Paul A.; Qiao, Xin – Innovative Higher Education, 2019
Research impact is very important in academia. This study explored the research impact of faculty in doctoral higher education programs through the use of Hirsch's "h" index as measured by Google Scholar results. Characteristics of the "h" index in this field are discussed, and norms are offered for professors of different…
Descriptors: Faculty Publishing, Reputation, Institutional Characteristics, College Faculty
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Ortagus, Justin C.; Tanner, Melvin J. – Innovative Higher Education, 2019
Despite the financial benefits generally associated with expanding student enrollment through online education, many institutions may not know how to recruit online students. This case study drew upon interviews with 27 administrators from four public research universities in order to better understand how to recruit students for exclusively…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Student Recruitment, Student Needs, Online Courses
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Johnstone, Christopher; Proctor, Douglas – Innovative Higher Education, 2018
In this article we report on our study that explored internationalization in higher education institutions as it relates to two levels of "culture"--institutional culture and national higher education culture. We examined two leading research-intensive universities, "Coastal University" (Australia) and "Prairie…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Alignment (Education), Global Approach
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Shadle, Susan E.; Liu, Yujuan; Lewis, Jennifer E.; Minderhout, Vicky – Innovative Higher Education, 2018
Communities of transformation work to achieve deep, transformational change in higher education teaching practice. This case study of The POGIL Project follows the development of a community of transformation principally focused on the propagation of effective teaching in STEM. We describe the origin of the community, elucidate the emergent…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Higher Education, Teaching Methods, Teacher Effectiveness
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Lai, Kwok-Wing; Smith, Lee A. – Innovative Higher Education, 2018
Little research has been conducted in higher education settings that focuses on how tertiary educators understand informal learning or on their role in fostering students' informal learning to facilitate formal learning. In this article we partially fill this knowledge gap by reporting findings from a case study exploring how 30 New Zealand…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, Informal Education, Teaching Methods
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Bronnimann, Jurg; West, Deborah; Huijser, Henk; Heath, David – Innovative Higher Education, 2018
In this article we report on the findings of a project funded by the Australian Office for Learning and Teaching and entitled "Learning Analytics: Assisting Universities with Student Retention." While this project was primarily focused on retention as a potential outcome of learning analytics, its application could be related to the…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Instruction, Learning, Foreign Countries
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Reybold, L. Earle; Halx, Mark D. – Innovative Higher Education, 2018
Scholarship about ethics in higher education often focuses on wrongdoing: cheating, incivility, and a host of other misdeeds. We focus, instead, on ethicality as the enactment of integrity across everyday work life. This approach is particularly true in student affairs where administrators, faculty members, staff members, and students intersect…
Descriptors: Ethics, Standards, Integrity, Professional Identity
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