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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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Roberts-Bowman, Sarah; Smith, Catherine – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2019
As marketisation, stratification and performance measurement besiege Higher Education, managing change becomes a critical leadership and administrative skill. Managing the student experience and organisational reputation take on renewed significance. Yet whilst much attention is paid to quality assurance and validation processes as Higher…
Descriptors: Courses, Course Evaluation, Program Termination, Higher Education
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Rogers, Nicholas M. – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2019
Over a number of years, universities have needed to become more adept at managing change as internal and external factors affect their longer term financial sustainability. That sustainability is, for many institutions, closely linked to how straightforward (or otherwise) it is to recruit student numbers of the right quality from often diverse…
Descriptors: Organizational Change, Sustainability, Student Recruitment, Universities
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Caldwell, Joanne – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2019
This paper will provide insight into the reflective practice that a professional doctorate (EdD) encourages, and how such reflection can affect the professional practice of professional services staff. It concludes with my reflections on how undertaking an EdD has been beneficial, and the self-awareness that I have achieved both from the programme…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Reflection
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Coomber, Ruth – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2019
Professional development is vital for professional service staff but there is little research evidence on how this group engages with development programmes. A cross-sectional study of professional service staff was carried out in two universities who are engaged in the Association of University Administrators Mark of Excellence. The study…
Descriptors: Professional Personnel, Employee Attitudes, Professional Development, Universities
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Holzweiss, Peggy C.; Walker, Daniel W.; Conrey, Meredith – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2019
Working as an administrator in higher education often requires a graduate degree in order to qualify for entry-level positions. Yet, graduate programmes in higher education are often criticised for not adequately training students for their first administrative responsibilities. In this qualitative study, researchers asked a wide range of higher…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Leadership Training, Higher Education, Graduate Study
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Cooper, Oliver – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2019
Gender equality is a high priority for UK universities with research showing that female academics do not progress at the same rate as their male counterparts. Research has been carried out to analyse data across the academic career pathway, from undergraduate student to professorial level, using Uni A as a case study. This research has taken a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Barriers, Females, Womens Education
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Veles, Natalia; Carter, Margaret-Anne; Boon, Helen – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2019
In an age of global interconnectedness of people, cultures, technology and professions, within higher education, collaborations between university staff increase in complexity and traverse time and space. Global and local changes and challenges give rise to new and hybrid university professionals -- third space professionals -- often operating…
Descriptors: Universities, School Personnel, Cooperation, Culture
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Barratt-Pugh, Llandis GB; Krestelica, Dragana – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2019
This paper argues that higher education managers continually confront the pervasive and corrosive impact of workplace bullying, which appears culturally resilient despite extensive policy regimes. This paper provides a framework for strategic culture change, to reduce the prevalence of bullying behaviour within higher education. While the adverse…
Descriptors: Bullying, Higher Education, College Faculty, Teacher Behavior
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Moriña, Anabel – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2019
Through the opinions expressed by 20 Spanish faculty members, this article describes the key elements of a blended learning training programme on disability. Qualitative evaluation was carried out using semi-structured group interviews and open-ended written questionnaires. Satisfaction with the training programme was analysed and its strengths…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Disabilities, Blended Learning
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Qudah, Sumayyah; Davies, Julie; Deakin, Ria – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2019
The quality of working life (QoWL) has preoccupied practitioners and management scholars since the 1960s [Grote, G., and D. Guest. 2017. "The Case for Reinvigorating Quality of Working Life Research." "Human Relations" 70 (2): 149-167. doi:10.1177/0018726716654746], while satisfaction and occupational stress for professional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Quality of Working Life, Universities, College Faculty
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Dunbar, David – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2019
Athletes qualify as 'elite' in club, university and national arenas, in terms of their relatively high level of ability and sporting quality. Academic staff in universities have been appointed to their posts based on their intellectual and practical research and teaching abilities/ qualities. Athletes are managed by professional sports coaches and…
Descriptors: College Administration, Administrators, Athletic Coaches, Leadership Styles
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