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Ghenghesh, Pauline – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Personal tutoring is considered to be an important support mechanism for students in higher education. However, the existing personal tutoring system at the British University in Egypt has needed for quite some time to be reviewed and improved as anecdotal evidence suggests that it is ineffective. This article therefore aims to identify the…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Tutors, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Tan, Sarah; Mansi, Angela; Furnham, Adrian – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
The present study set out to examine students' preferences for lecturers' personality as a function of their classroom behaviour, core self-evaluations and self-rated character strengths. Various hypotheses were tested: first, students' Big Five traits would significantly predict corresponding personality preferences for lecturers (the matching…
Descriptors: Preferences, Correlation, Personality, Personality Traits
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Gretton, Sarah; Raine, Derek – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
In recent years, universities have appointed an increasing number of "teaching-only" or "teaching-dominant" staff. While the balance of reward and recognition between teaching and research has been extensively considered for staff engaged in both, this is the first attempt to look at the situation of staff appointed on…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Rewards, Recognition (Achievement), Instruction
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Binns, Carole – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
This paper discusses some of the qualitative data obtained from a small number (23) of semi-structured interviews of academic staff who are involved in module design, and who are employed within one UK university. Analysing the interview transcripts produced eight main themes. One of these themes was the perceived pressures or constraints on…
Descriptors: Interviews, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Olmos-López, Pamela; Sunderland, Jane – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
With the increasing demand for doctoral education, co-supervision, understood as the formally agreed supervision of a research student by two or more academics in doctoral programmes, has become common practice in postgraduate circles in the UK. If supervision with one supervisor is complex due to personal, academic, ethical and sometimes…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Supervisors, College Faculty
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Giannakis, Mihalis; Bullivant, Nicola – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2016
This article explores several aspects of service quality for the provision of higher education. Alongside the trend of the massification of higher education over the past two decades, higher education institutions are required to review quality across a range of outputs, besides teaching and learning. The study was undertaken within the…
Descriptors: Mass Instruction, Educational Quality, Questionnaires, Student Surveys
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Hurley, John; Bowling, Alison; Griffiths, Jean; Blair, Duncan – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2015
With expectations of academic staff to achieve high quality teaching and research outputs as performance measures it is timely to explore how staff perceive they are being supported to meet these ends. This article presents findings of a multi-method study that explored influences impacting on the quality and quantity of scholarly activity being…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, College Faculty, Barriers
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Southcombe, Amie; Fulop, Liz; Carter, Geoff; Cavanagh, Jillian – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2015
The purpose of this study is to explore the relationship between learning climate congruence and the affective commitment of university academics. The strategy of inquiry for this research is quantitative, involving a non-experimental design for the survey research. A non-probability sample of 900 academics from a large Australian university was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Educational Environment, College Faculty
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McKenzie, Liz – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2015
This article reports an investigation of trainee teachers' experience of reflection whilst undertaking a teaching qualification for the post-compulsory sector. The study used a sequential, mixed-methods design, employing a structured questionnaire and a semi-structured interview; 127 individuals completed the questionnaire about their experience…
Descriptors: Reflection, Trainees, Investigations, Sequential Approach
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Bennett, Roger; Kane, Suzanne – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2014
This paper presents the outcomes of a study of the factors that contribute to teaching team effectiveness in situations where team members rarely meet face to face. Academic faculty within a university Business School were asked to report the degrees to which they believed that the module teaching teams to which they belonged contained members who…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Team Teaching, College Faculty, Business Administration Education
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Ingleby, Ewan – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2014
By 2008 a total of 87,339 students were studying on foundation degrees in the UK (Foundation Degree Forward 2009). This article reports on the views of selected students and academic tutors regarding ICTs (Information Communication Technologies) associated with the Early Years Sector Endorsed Foundation Degree (EYSEFD) in England. The students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Adult Education, Student Attitudes
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Maggs, Lindsey A. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2014
Feedback has been a major area of dissatisfaction according to the UK National Student Survey in recent years, despite general acceptance of its importance. A feedback strategy was implemented in October 2009 at a small specialised higher education institution (HEI). A case study was carried out to assess how satisfied staff and students are with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Feedback (Response), National Surveys
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Sharp, John G.; Hemmings, Brian; Kay, Russell; Callinan, Carol – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2013
This article presents findings arising from the first UK application of a revised 70-item lecturer self-efficacy questionnaire recently developed for use in the Australian higher education context. Intended to probe and systematically measure confidence in the core functions of research, teaching and other academic or service-related activities…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Questionnaires, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes
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Ali, Akhtar; Tariq, Riaz H.; Topping, Keith J. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2013
The article explores perspectives on academic activities in public sector universities in Pakistan. Seven Pakistani universities yielded 290 teachers and 568 students in the sample. Factor analysis indicated five main factors in both teacher and student data sets. Both teachers and students were dissatisfied with the performance of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes