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Lin, Warangkana; Yang, Rui – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2021
The role of the state has always been a salient feature of higher education governance in Confucian societies. This is despite that their modern higher education systems have been built upon Western experiences. This article examines the role of the state in invigorating universities in Taiwan in their quest for world-class status. It interrogates…
Descriptors: Universities, Government School Relationship, Governance, Administrative Organization
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Graziosi, Grazia; Sneyers, Eline; Agasisti, Tommaso; De Witte, Kristof – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2021
This paper assesses the effect of need-based grants on the performance of university students in Italy. We performed a series of between-universities and within-universities propensity score matching analyses to evaluate the effect of grants on several student performance indicators, such as dropout rate, first year credits and efficiency of…
Descriptors: Grants, Academic Achievement, Universities, Correlation
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Trudgett, Michelle; Page, Susan; Coates, Stacey Kim – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2021
In 2017 Universities Australia initiated their "Indigenous Strategy 2017-2020" which outlined a clear commitment for each university to appoint at least one Indigenous person to a senior executive role. Many universities are yet to realise this promise. In some cases, it is a situation of nil intent to do so, while others have an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Recruitment, Indigenous Personnel, College Administration
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Wang, Siyi; Jones, Glen A. – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2021
This study utilises an institutional logic perspective to explore the dynamics and complexity of academic personnel system reforms at leading Chinese universities. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 32 participants from 10 highly ranked universities; these interviews obtained the views of key observers on four main reform initiatives:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Competition, Global Approach
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Woolcott, Geoff; Leonard, Simon; Scott, Amanda; Keast, Robyn; Chamberlain, Dan – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2021
This paper responds to a growing literature arguing that change in higher education institutions might be better understood and managed if such institutions are understood as complex systems with emergent properties. Based on complexity theory, the paper articulates a set of characteristics that might be expected if institutions are in fact acting…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Partnerships in Education, Organizational Change, Educational Change
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Von Hippel, Paul T.; Hofflinger, Alvaro – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2021
Enrolment in higher education has risen dramatically in Latin America, especially in Chile. Yet graduation and persistence rates remain low. One way to improve graduation and persistence is to use data and analytics to identify students at risk of dropout, target interventions, and evaluate interventions' effectiveness at improving student…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Dropouts, Intervention, Foreign Countries
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Zacharias, Nadine; Ryan, Juliana – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2021
For decades Australian universities have used equity scholarships as a tool to widen participation in higher education despite limited empirical evidence about how such scholarships influence students' retention and success outcomes. This paper reports on the first cross-institutional Australian study to investigate the relationship between equity…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scholarships, College Students, School Holding Power
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Nerlich, Steve – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2021
Although common barriers to studying abroad are well documented, this paper proposes a more-overarching barrier is that prevalent evaluation strategies provide little evidence of how study abroad contributes to discipline-specific learning outcomes. Such direct evidence is likely to encourage more employers to view studying abroad as adding value…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Study Abroad, Transformative Learning, Program Evaluation
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Liu, Wei – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2021
The current discourse on higher education internationalisation is mainly Western, and there is a need to examine non-Western perspectives on internationalisation informed by different contexts, traditions and goals. Reported in this paper is a study that aims to glean the Chinese conception of internationalisation in higher education among 37…
Descriptors: International Education, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, College Faculty
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Jackson, Denise – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2021
This study explores industry perspectives on the changing nature of graduate roles and the importance of the undergraduate degree, and any impact these have on traditional non-graduate roles in different sectors and industries. Amid declining labour markets, it is critical to consider graduate pathways to employment and the implications of…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Bachelors Degrees, College Graduates, Education Work Relationship
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Li, Guirong; Shcheglova, Irina; Bhuradia, Ashutosh; Li, Yanyan; Loyalka, Prashant; Zhou, Olivia; Hu, Shangfeng; Yu, Ningning; Ma, Liping; Guo, Fei; Chirikov, Igor – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2021
The demand for large-scale assessments in higher education, especially at an international scale, is growing. A major challenge of conducting these assessments, however, is that they require understanding and balancing the interests of multiple stakeholders (government officials, university administrators, and students) and also overcoming…
Descriptors: International Assessment, Undergraduate Students, Stakeholders, Participation
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Harris, Diane; Vigurs, Katy; Jones, Steven – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2021
This paper asks whether Bourdieu's notion of symbolic violence is a helpful lens through which to view student loan systems. Symbolic violence occurs when two unequal agents unconsciously conspire in the oppression of the less empowered agent, thus reinforcing and legitimating existing stratifications. Using England as a case study, we draw on…
Descriptors: Student Loan Programs, Social Bias, Social Stratification, Foreign Countries
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Sanders, Justin S.; Wong, Tina – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2021
Cross-border partnerships are increasingly important for higher education in the twenty-first century. Drawing from the business sector's resource-based theory, this paper explores international partner selection among higher education institutions in Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. According to resource-based theory, institutions may seek…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education, Universities
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Sapir, Adi – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2021
This paper contributes to discussions about the processes and implications of technology transfer through analysis of the work of technology transfer professionals. The analysis relies on interviews with technology transfer professionals in Israeli universities, coupled with theory from the domains of knowledge brokering, boundary work, and the…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, Universities
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Morton, Benterah C.; Delmas, Peggy M.; Giles, Rachel L.; Bhakta, Shivani – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2021
This study examined 32 university presidents' responses to the violence that occurred during and after a 'Unite the Right' white supremacist rally in Charlottesville Virginia in August 2017. The purpose of this study was to explore how university presidents provided leadership during this crisis and how they did or did not utilise sensemaking to…
Descriptors: College Presidents, Administrator Attitudes, Racial Discrimination, Leadership
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