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Pizarro Milian, Roger; Davidson, Cliff – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Existing research on marketing within PSE tends to focus on homogeneous groups of high-status organisations. This study ameliorates this gap in the literature, conducting a comparative analysis of promotional materials produced by public universities and community colleges in Ontario, Canada. We find that these two groups draw on unique strategies…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Universities, Community Colleges, Marketing
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Wedawatta, Gayan – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Undergraduate programmes on construction management and other closely related built environment disciplines are currently taught and assessed on a modular basis. This is the case in the UK and in many other countries globally. However, it can be argued that professionally oriented programmes like these are better assessed on a non-modular basis,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Construction Management, Interviews, Learning Modules
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Houser, Chris; Lemmons, Kelly – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Letters of recommendation are commonly used to assess the potential of undergraduate students to be successful undergraduate research assistants/interns or their potential as graduate students. However, there is evidence to suggest that reference letters can include unconscious (or implicit) bias that can affect decisions and limit opportunities…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Research Assistants, Internship Programs, Student Evaluation
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Beer, Colin; Lawson, Celeste – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This study situates student attrition within the strategic framework of Australian public universities. It draws on organisational theory to describe higher education within a bureaucratic framework. The study uses a quantitative approach to undertake a content analysis of attrition and retention policy statements from all Australian universities.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attrition, School Holding Power
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Nehls, Kimberly; Livengood, Jake – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
The purpose of this study is to enhance our understanding of how college students connect online prior to their first year. Before students ever set foot on a college campus, they are making friends, joining clubs, locating activities, finding roommates and discussing future student activities all through the social network site, Facebook.…
Descriptors: Social Media, Transitional Programs, Case Studies, High School Students
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Pitt, Richard; Narayanasamy, Aru; Plant, Nigel – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2016
Accountability is a fundamental concept that underpins our approach and expectations of professional practice, though academics have struggled to define what accountability is. In spite of the lack of consensus on a definition for accountability, we have endeavoured to develop our students' understanding of the legal, ethical and professional…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Teaching Methods, Questionnaires, Focus Groups
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Mumm, Kristi; Karm, Mari; Remmik, Marvi – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2016
Numerous studies have dealt with the importance of assessment for learning (AfL) in higher education, arguing that AfL helps to promote students' learning and supports them in becoming self-directed learners. The majority of the recent literature focuses mainly on the role of individual aspects of AfL. Less attention has been paid to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Student Teachers, Feedback (Response)
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O'Connell, Timothy S.; Dyment, Janet E. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2016
Encouraging reflective practice and developing reflective practitioners is a goal of many disciplines in higher education. A variety of pedagogical techniques have been used to promote critical reflection including portfolios, narratives and reflective journals. Over the past decade, the use of Web 2.0 technologies with students has been…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Student Attitudes, Higher Education, Reflection
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Arafeh, Sousan – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2016
Best practice in curriculum development and implementation requires that discipline-based standards or requirements embody both curricular and programme scopes and sequences. Ensuring these are present and aligned in course/programme content, activities and assessments to support student success requires formalised and systematised review and…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Concept Mapping, Higher Education, Case Studies
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Harrison, Neil; McCaig, Colin – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2015
One form of ecological fallacy is found in the dictum that "you are where you live"--otherwise expressed in the idea that you can infer significant information about an individual or their family from the prevailing conditions around their home. One expression of this within higher education in the UK has been the use (and, arguably,…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Neighborhoods, Disadvantaged, Foreign Countries
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Janta, Hania; Lugosi, Peter; Brown, Lorraine – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2014
This study aims to fill an empirical void in our understanding of how doctoral students, both domestic and international, cope with loneliness and isolation, and what types of tactic they use during different phases of their doctoral studies to overcome such issues. Data gathered through a netnographic study show that loneliness is a major problem…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Coping, Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs
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Yiend, Jenny; Weller, Saranne; Kinchin, Ian – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2014
Teaching observation is widely promoted as a mechanism for developing teaching practice in higher education. Specifically, formative peer observation is considered by many to be a powerful tool for providing feedback to individual teachers, disseminating disciplinary good practice and fostering a local evaluative enhancement culture. Despite its…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Observation, Peer Evaluation
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Margrove, K. L.; Gustowska, M.; Grove, L. S. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2014
There is increasing concern over the number of university students and university staff who require psychological support; however, little is known about the impact of this on higher education (HE) staff. University employees (n = 91) from two UK universities completed an anonymous survey which explored their experience of providing support for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Teacher Surveys, Emotional Disturbances
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Ward, Gillian; Dixon, Helen – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2014
Students need support to complete research masters degrees. Many of the studies aimed at enhancing the student experience to date have tended to focus on structural aspects of the degree, the academic needs of the students or the qualities of the supervisor. Few studies focus on the support needed to complete research masters degrees and even…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Student Needs, Semi Structured Interviews
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Williams, Joanna – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2012
This article provides a retrospective review and analysis of New Labour's policies in relation to lifelong learning. New Labour's plans to promote social inclusion through lifelong learning resulted in a focus upon participation in terms of increasing the numbers of students involved in formal learning and increasing their participation in…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Learning Activities, Lifelong Learning, Politics of Education
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