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Eckhaus, Eyal; Davidovitch, Nitza – International Journal of Higher Education, 2021
The aim of this study is to explore the effects of professional factors (academic rank and academic-administrative role) and home-unit-related factors (affiliation and number of faculty members in the faculty) on faculty members' research output, measured by number of citations. Research literature on operations research in the academia reflects a…
Descriptors: Academic Rank (Professional), Research Universities, College Faculty, Goodness of Fit
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Davidovitch, Nitza; Eckhaus, Eyal – International Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Many studies have been conducted on teaching evaluations completed by students and on myths and facts concerning these evaluations performed by students at academic institutions. The current study is unique in examining the meaning of teaching evaluations as perceived by academic faculty members in Israel through direct questions, with an emphasis…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Evaluation, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance
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Davidovitch, Nitza; Ponomaryova, Alona; Guterman, Hana Gendel; Shapira, Yair – International Journal of Higher Education, 2019
This study deals with a case study of a program that integrates high-functioning autistic spectrum students in Israeli academia. The case study focuses on the attitudes of students and faculty towards high-functioning autistic spectrum (HFA) students, aiming to examine their contribution to the integration of HFA students in academia, with regard…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Access to Education, Foreign Countries, Autism
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Eckhaus, Eyal; Davidovitch, Nitza – International Journal of Higher Education, 2019
It is commonly thought that the promotion of faculty members is affected by their research performance. The current study is unique in examining how academic faculty members perceive the harm or damage to academic appointment and promotion processes, as a direct effect of student evaluations as manifested in teaching surveys. One hundred eighty…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Promotion, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Teacher Evaluation
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Davidovitch, Nitza; Yavich, Roman – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
This study continues studies on the concept of leisure as culture dependent -- between tradition and modernity, while focusing on the usage of mobile phone applications and its impact on teaching and learning within a unique population. The study examined the association between having NetSpark on one's Smartphone and utilization of spare time…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices, Computer Oriented Programs, Technology Uses in Education
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Davidovitch, Nitza; Belichenko, Margarita – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
During recent years there has been a significant increase in the usage of technological tools in general, and in academic teaching in particular. Many programs have been developed, including online teaching and online courses at educational institutions. In this paper, we discuss the Facebook social network and its use at the University. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Media, Higher Education, Technology Uses in Education
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Davidovitch, Nitza; Yavich, Roman – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
Studying mathematics is an essential condition for acquiring an education in most fields such as all exact sciences, financial sphere, programming, etc. It enables students to choose from among a large variety of professions with significantly high chances of academic admission, mainly in fields such as engineering, natural sciences, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Motivation, Self Efficacy, Mathematics Education