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Sharpe, Rhona – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2018
With recent changes in how UK higher education is funded, universities are operating in a context in which finances are uncertain. It is more important than ever that university leaders are able to manage the finances of their organisations in ways which both provide long-term security and allow for investment in strategically important…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), College Administration, Governance, Finance Reform
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Gillard, J. W. – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2018
In this paper, we look at the results from the recent Teaching Excellence Framework (2017), which were made publicly available in June 2017. We offer some initial analysis and commentary, look at the primary reasons for providers being awarded Bronze, Silver and Gold, and look at some providers close to the borderline for their award. We…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reflection, Benchmarking, Teacher Evaluation
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Hughes, Claire; Thomas, Helen – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2017
This paper discusses some research which was undertaken to explore perceptions around quality assurance within collaborative partnership (CP) working, from a range of internal and external stakeholders. The responses we received are being used to enhance policy and processes and inform the development of guidance materials to support all…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Quality Assurance, Educational Innovation, Educational Policy
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Henderson, Michelle; Barnett, Rebecca; Barrett, Heather – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2017
Transnational education (TNE) is a fast moving area. The growth of TNE provision across the higher education (HE) sector has meant professional staff have developed considerable experience and knowledge in this field. However, the development of online and distance learning provision combined with the changing TNE landscape has given rise to new…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Professional Personnel
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Hammonds, Frank; Mariano, Gina J.; Ammons, Gracie; Chambers, Sheridan – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2017
Student evaluations of teaching (SET) are widely used in both North America and the UK as a means of documenting and improving teaching quality. This article discusses current research on SET administration and interpretation in both regions. Sections of the article are dedicated to various problems associated with SETs and how these may be…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, College Faculty, Teacher Effectiveness
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Rao, Namrata; Hosein, Anesa – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2017
The Green Paper "Fulfilling our Potential: Teaching Excellence, Social Mobility and Student Choice" [BIS. 2015. Sheffield: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Murphy, Tony – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2017
This paper considers the likely shape of the next UK Research Excellence Framework (REF). It explores some of the recommendations from the 2016 Stern Review (those concerned with "outputs") and their envisaged impact on the exercise. Drawing on lessons learnt from the previous round of the REF, and some wider commentary, the paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Methodology, Higher Education, Quality Control
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Rainford, Jon – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2017
The impact of widening participation policy and how it is enacted institutionally is a central concern to Higher Education. It is not simply about the admission of students from disadvantaged backgrounds, but also ensuring that these students complete their courses successfully. This work therefore goes far beyond those departments tasked with…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Colleges, Student Recruitment, Foreign Countries
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Budd, Richard – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2017
There is no shortage of literature addressing the range of reasons why more disadvantaged groups are underrepresented in higher education--and particularly elite universities--in the UK, and it is clear that this has little to do with any real deficiency in terms of ability. This paper begins with an overview of this issue but then extends the…
Descriptors: Colleges, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Academic Degrees
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Mountford-Zimdars, Anna; Sanders, John; Moore, Joanne; Sabri, Duna; Jones, Steven; Higham, Louise – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2017
This article reviews the findings from a UK nationwide project on the causes of differences in student outcomes in higher education. The project was commissioned by the Higher Education Funding Council for England and reported in July 2015. We found that universities with an embedded, institution-wide approach that engaged senior managers,…
Descriptors: Universities, Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education, Higher Education
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Shah, Mahsood; Whannell, Robert – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2017
Open access enabling courses have experienced growth in Australia. The growth is evidenced in student enrolments and the number of public and private institutions offering such courses. Traditionally these courses have provided a second chance to many students from various equity groups who have been unable to access tertiary education due to poor…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Electronic Publishing, Academic Standards, Foreign Countries
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Childs, Ruth A.; Hanson, Mark D.; Carnegie-Douglas, Sandra; Archbold, Alexis – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2017
Efforts to increase access for and participation of groups that are underrepresented in postsecondary education (PSE) have included encouraging members of underrepresented groups to apply to PSE programmes, revising admission requirements to reduce barriers to attendance, providing assistance in completing applications for admission, and providing…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Access to Education, Foreign Countries, Admission Criteria
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Harrison, Neil; Waller, Richard – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2017
Practitioners are being placed under increasing pressure to evaluate the success of their outreach activities, both by government and by their own universities. Based in a reductionist doctrine of "evidence-based practice", there is a desire to demonstrate the effectiveness and value-for-money across activities that now account for…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, Program Evaluation, Evidence Based Practice, Evaluation Problems
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Click, Kevin A.; Huang, Leesa V.; Kline, Linda – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2017
Concern for the academic performance and persistence to graduation among university students is well-warranted. Numerous studies have tied performance to overall positive affect in professional settings and to individual internal concepts, indicating an expectation for similar ties in demanding academic settings. For students at increased risk for…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Attainment, Well Being, At Risk Students
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Farmer, Julie – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2017
Since the late 1970s, the Access to Higher Education (Access to HE) Diploma (the Diploma) and its predecessor Access to HE certificates and courses have provided opportunities for adults to undertake the preparation they need to progress to higher education (HE). The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) has been collecting data…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Higher Education, Adult Students, Student Certification
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