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McGill, Lydia – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2020
In a competitive sector where the big issues of recruitment, reputation and financial stability are at the forefront of many universities' priorities, it is sometimes easy to overlook seemingly small issues that can nevertheless cause significant harm to both the institution and the individual. Students often begin their higher education journey…
Descriptors: College Role, Friendship, Peer Relationship, College Students
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Tetrevova, Libena; Vlckova, Vladimira – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2020
Inter-university cooperation is a source of economic growth and competitiveness in all knowledge societies. Our aim was to evaluate the scope, importance and applied forms of inter-university cooperation from the perspective of a small post-communist economy, the Czech Republic. This study is based on data obtained through a questionnaire survey…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Knowledge Economy, International Cooperation
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Agostinho, Marta; Moniz Alves, Catarina; Aresta, Sandra; Borrego, Filipa; Borlido-Santos, Júlio; Cortez, João; Lima Costa, Tatiana; António Lopes, José; Moreira, Susana; Santos, José; Trindade, Margarida; Varela, Carolina; Vidal, Sheila – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2020
This paper results from on-going reflection within the practitioners group "Plataforma de Interface à Ciência" (Platform of Professionals at the Interface of Science), an informal nationwide network in Portugal that brings together professionals involved in a large scope of activities related to research management, knowledge transfer…
Descriptors: Research Administration, Scientific Research, Technology Transfer, Foreign Countries
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Gilani, David – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2020
This thought piece attempts to explore the link between graduate employment and students' social capital within the context of UK higher education. It addresses the importance of social capital and the problems faced by graduates from lower socio-economic backgrounds when applying to graduate roles. It takes a practical approach by looking at…
Descriptors: College Role, College Graduates, Social Capital, Employment Practices
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Veiga, Amélia; Magalhães, António; Videira, Pedro – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2020
In Europe and beyond, managerialism triggered the rise of "boardism" as a distinctive governance praxis in higher education, involving both normative assumptions and technical and practical elements. In this paper, we examine to what extent strategizing processes in Portuguese higher education institutions reflect the reconfiguration of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Power Structure, Public Colleges
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Garland, Martine – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2020
The vagaries of market forces are presenting a financially challenging environment for the higher education sector in England. Intense competition is leaving those overly dependent on tuition fee income in an exposed position. Despite a strong narrative for the need to diversify funding in the available higher education literature, empirical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Educational Finance, Financial Problems
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O'Neill, Michael – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2019
The UK's HE system is mired in public debate around 'grade inflation', and there is substantial pressure to address the perceived devaluation of degrees through blunt policy measures such as modifying classification algorithms. Policy-makers should be aware of the impact of their actions upon students' learning; this article frames some of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Academic Degrees, Classification
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Heffernan, Troy A. – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2019
Students at America's most renowned private universities face different acceptance rates, college wealth, class sizes, and potential graduate earnings even in comparison with students at the nation's highest-ranking public institutions. The analyses that led to these findings frequently focused on national or state-wide comparisons of public…
Descriptors: College Students, Institutional Characteristics, Public Colleges, Private Colleges
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Shah, Mahsood; Vu, Hai Yen; Stanford, Sue-Ann – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2019
The last decade has witnessed a significant growth of private higher education around the world. The growth included the number of private education providers, and also the growing number of students. While some countries are experiencing trend growth, others are witnessing decline. Some of the reasons for the decline include increased regulation…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Trend Analysis, Outcomes of Education, Ethics
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Duvivier, Robbert J. – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2019
This paper examines how digital technologies shape the use of space in universities with a particular focus on the implications on organisational level. In order to maximise the potential of new technologies, I argue that universities will have to reconsider their use of space. This includes addressing the impact of new technologies on pedagogies,…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Space Utilization, School Buildings
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Langa, Patrício V.; Swanzy, Patríck; Law, David – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2019
This article considers how the decisions of the UK government, following the Brexit referendum, may impact on higher education in Africa. Ghana and South Africa are the two countries chosen to exemplify the claim that academic staff in African higher education will lose opportunities to acquire experience in British universities. Academic mobility…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Politics of Education, Political Issues, Higher Education
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Telling, Kathryn – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2019
A growing body of literature is encouraging academics to slow down their academic work as a way of managing the acceleration of university life. Little attention, however, has been paid to the important differences in temporalities among different sorts of higher education institutions, and the effect this is likely to have upon the sense of…
Descriptors: Universities, School Culture, College Faculty, Institutional Characteristics
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Kirkwood, Jordan – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2019
This paper examines the use of matrices and strategies in mapping personal (professional) development in an individual's career. In order to optimise opportunities, identify positive steps, and make impactful career moves, we must first employ strategies to understand and reflect on who we are, where we want to go, and why. Utilising matrices and…
Descriptors: Individual Development, Professional Development, Career Planning, Career Development
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MacFarlane, Karen – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2019
The UK higher education system has become increasingly competitive and stratified prompting calls for a reclaiming of the civic role of universities. This paper argues that, if HE is to reclaim its civic function then civic engagement needs to move beyond being a separate strand of activity for universities, instead becoming a guiding principle.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, College Role, Institutional Mission
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Bray, Esther – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2019
The aim of this paper is to share a case study from Brunel University London's Department of Life Sciences, where a change project was established to manage a significant increase in undergraduate student numbers. It gives an insight into the key factors behind the successful implementation of change, in particular focusing on how the project…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Departments, Biological Sciences, Change Strategies
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