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Carroll, David R.; Li, Ian W. – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2022
University degree completions by equity groups in Australia have grown. It is, however, unknown whether graduates from equity backgrounds have equitable work and study outcomes. This study uses national graduate survey data linked to student administrative records from 19 participating Australian universities to examine post-degree study and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Graduates, Outcomes of Education, Education Work Relationship
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Trudgett, Michelle; Page, Susan; Coates, Stacey Kim – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2022
Higher education has existed in Australia for 170 years, yet Indigenous Australians have participated for only half a century. One key change the Australian higher education sector has witnessed over the last decade is the steady increase of people occupying senior Indigenous leadership roles. These positions are indeed relatively new and have not…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Administration, Indigenous Populations
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Potter, Rachael Elise; Zadow, Amy; Dollard, Maureen; Pignata, Silvia; Lushington, Kurt – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2022
We explore how digital communication relates to worker health and wellbeing within Australian universities prior to COVID-19. To investigate effects of digital communication we sought perspectives of senior Human Resource and wellbeing personnel for semi-structured interviews. Analyses revealed that digital communication creates both negative and…
Descriptors: Well Being, Mental Health, Occupational Safety and Health, Employees
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Lee, Megan; Coutts, Rosanne; Fielden, Jann; Hutchinson, Marie; Lakeman, Richard; Mathisen, Bernice; Nasrawi, Dima; Phillips, Nichole – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2022
Occupational stress has increased in higher education academic staff over several decades, and this has been particularly acute in Australia and New Zealand. This scoping review sought to understand the causes and impacts of occupational stress among Australian and New Zealand academics. Eight EBSCO databases were searched for key terms: academic…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, College Faculty, Occupational Safety and Health, Well Being
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de los Reyes, Elizer Jay; Blannin, Joanne; Cohrssen, Caroline; Mahat, Marian – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2022
The demands arising from the COVID-19 pandemic have amplified the importance of resilience not only for students, but also for academics. This narrative review examines a phenomenon which has received little research attention, despite its significance during the pandemic, namely the resilience of academics in higher education. We refer to this as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Resilience (Psychology), COVID-19
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McCubbin, Amanda; Hammer, Sara; Ayriss, Peter – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2022
Benchmarking is a formalised evaluation process by which a university can measure the standard of their policies, processes, programmes or strategies through comparison with other universities. Currently, there is a paucity of research that focuses on the documentation associated with external benchmarking undertaken by Australian universities.…
Descriptors: Benchmarking, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes, Universities
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Matapo, Jacoba; McFall-McCaffery, Judy Taligalu – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2022
This article applies the concept of va to reconceptualise and critique the tensions in higher education for Pasifika in Aotearoa New Zealand. We assert that a radical shift is needed within higher education to confront the neoliberal ideals of a knowledge economy that have permeated all levels of the institution, from the politics of academic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Neoliberalism, Indigenous Knowledge
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Aisoli-Orake, Rachel; Bue, Veronica; Aisi, Mary; Ambelye, Imelda; Betasolo, Mirzi; Nuru, Tindi; Kialo, Dora; Akanda, Shamsul; Denano, Sogoing; Yalambing, Lydia; Gasson, Susan; Spencer, Elizabeth; Bruce, Christine; Roberts, Nick – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2022
The challenges of raising the participation of women as leaders in higher education globally have been extensively but unevenly documented. Potential has been identified for international developmental networks to support an increasing presence of women as leaders in emerging higher education systems. Through an exploration of shared experiences…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Sustainability, Womens Education, Females
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Wright, Tepora – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2022
External quality assurance of higher education is possibly the most significant emergent policy within the higher education sector in recent times. This paper examines policy enactment in Samoa, highlighted in the relational tension between the national university and the national external quality assurance body. Research findings indicate that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance, Higher Education
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White, Thomas A. J.; Mua, Makereta – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2022
For the last 15 years and across Fiji's three universities, over 40,000 students have completed mandatory courses in Ethics and Governance. Emerging from growing perceptions of graduate misconduct, Fiji's 2006 'clean-up' military coup and corporate scandals from Enron to the Fiji National Bank, these courses explore personal, political and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Required Courses, Ethical Instruction, Governance
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Boon-Nanai, Juliet M.; Manuel, Theo; Lagolago, Wesley; Lefono, Tainafi; Zaveri, Vedant; Seleni, Sauniuni; Ponton, Vaoiva – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2022
This paper draws on a study that examined the experiences of four high-achieving Pasifika physiotherapy degree level students to identify factors contributing to their success. As peer students, they identified five approaches that assisted them to become high achievers within the tertiary environment. This paper refers specifically to these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Therapy, College Students, Allied Health Occupations Education
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Healey, Nigel Martin – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2022
Establishing a national university has been widely viewed by smaller developing countries as a means of asserting sovereignty and driving the country's economic, social, and cultural development. This has been particularly true in the South Pacific, despite the existence of the regional University of the South Pacific. Building a national…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Colleges, Developing Nations, Universities
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Zou, Tracy X. P.; Parker, Quentin A.; Hounsell, Dai – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2022
Implementing teaching enhancement is especially challenging when undertaken on a large-scale and with a range of participating institutions and stakeholders. This study sought to advance understanding of this under-researched area through cultural-historical activity theory, investigating four government-funded, cross-institutional teaching…
Descriptors: Institutional Cooperation, Teamwork, Participative Decision Making, Leadership Styles
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Croft, Tony; Grove, Michael; Lawson, Duncan – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2022
Increasing focus worldwide on accountability and quality assurance in universities has forced senior management to develop policies to address academic support at institutional-level. One such area is the mathematical and statistical skills that students in many disciplines need to succeed. In common with many countries, large numbers of students…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Quality Assurance, Accountability, Mathematics Education
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Morgan, Ashlee; Sibson, Ruth; Jackson, Denise – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2022
For higher education students, developing digital literacy enhances their value to future employers and appeal in the graduate labour market. The purpose of this study was two-fold. First, to provide a tridimensional (technical, cognitive and etiquette) conceptual framework and definition of digital literacy. Second, to investigate students' (N…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, College Students, Definitions, Student Attitudes
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