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Yemini, Miri – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2014
Globalisation has affected many aspects of daily life, including education. In the last decade, "internationalisation" has become one of most popular terms in the education arena. A wide discourse exists, including the definition of internationalisation, its purpose, strategies, policies and practices, its assessment methods, and the…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Discourse Analysis
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Raban, Colin; Cairns, David – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2014
The English Funding Council has announced its intention to invite tenders for the contract currently held by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), and the Australian government is promoting a Bill to curb the activities of the equivalent body, the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency. This article compares the two…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Higher Education, Administrative Principles, Organizational Effectiveness
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Schofield, Mark – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2014
Institutional Research (IR), as a concept, has been gaining traction in the UK and across the world, as evidenced by the growing number of European, African, Australasian and North American associations, communities, conferences and publications. This paper stresses the need for high-quality (Institutional) research behaviours, aligned with and…
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Quality Assurance, Student Experience, Benchmarking
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ElObeidy, Ahmed A. – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2014
Traditionally in Arab public universities, presidents are appointed by government authorities. Recently, in uprising Arab countries universities' presidents have been elected by universities' faculty members. Neither traditional nor self-governance pattern succeeded to modernise Arab universities. Reforming patterns of governance is critical for…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Universities, Governance, College Presidents
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Sia, E. K. – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2014
This paper provides an overview of transnational higher education (THE) in Uzbekistan. It includes a brief account of THE current and future market trends. The data, gathered from a literature search, show that the demand for THE (off-campus) is growing even faster than the demand for international (on-campus) programmes. This paper then provides…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational History, Educational Trends
Hogan, John – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2014
Just who are "administrators" in UK higher education? The definition of administrators is explored and it is argued that it has changed to become looser. Administrative roles are now much more diverse. Technological changes have created new roles and opportunities with progression opportunities for some staff. The statistical evidence…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Administrator Role, Higher Education, Public Agencies
Birds, Rachel – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2014
This paper examines the role of reflexivity in supporting middle managers in understanding and facilitating large-scale change management projects in their organisations. Utilising an example from a UK university, it is argued that the development of a conceptual model to fit local circumstances enables deeper understanding and better informed…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Decision Making, Educational Change
Lewis, Kenton – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2014
The expansion and specialisation of "non-academic" higher education roles, in response to increased regulation, monitoring and measurement of the sector, can be attributed to a rise in neoliberal manageralism and globalisation. Such changes have challenged the professional status of the academy, potentially…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Identity, Higher Education, Neoliberalism
Alsford, Sally; Rose, Christine – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2014
This case study gives an analytical account of institutional development in induction provision. Driven by student experience concerns, a London post-1992 University set up an "enhanced induction project" to provide a more integrated, personalised approach through more coordinated processes. In a large, diverse context, university-wide…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Orientation, Action Research
Duncan, David – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2014
The article explores the role of the Registrar (Chief Operating Officer) in a university, and the ways in which we value the contributions of professional, managerial and administrative (PMA) staff. It assesses the conditions in which PMA staff work and describes the professional development opportunities they enjoy. The article goes on to analyse…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Administration, Administrators, Professional Personnel
McDonald, Ian – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2014
International students make up an increasingly large proportion of the UK's student population. Whether studying at undergraduate, postgraduate taught or postgraduate research level, they require support just like home students. However, international students can often bring additional issues and complications for the staff who are supporting…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Higher Education, Student Experience
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Purcell, Wendy – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2014
"Disruption"--while an evocative word triggering feelings of anxiety and perhaps even fear--also signals renewal and growth. The Higher Education (HE) sector in England has experienced some profound disruption over the years, and yet has emerged stronger and renewed in many ways. The impact of recent disruptive forces, from fees to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Change, Student Experience
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Gander, Michelle – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2014
The understanding of gender inequality for women entering work has not been subject to significant research or theorizing. This small study indicated that young women entering the workplace are subject to direct discrimination and by using an intersectionality approach this paper proposes that the intersection of gender and young age results in…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Age Differences, Females, Sex Stereotypes
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Talbot, Steve; Reeves, Alan; Johnston, James – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2014
An audit of economics provision shows that over the past decade economics has disappeared from large parts of the UK's higher education landscape, especially the post-1992 universities. In the north of Britain the binary system has effectively re-emerged leaving many potential students unable to study key subjects such as economics. Post-1992…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Economics Education, Undergraduate Students, Undergraduate Study
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Shah, Mahsood; Hartman, Kylee; Hastings, Graham – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2014
The Australian government recently established a national regulator with responsibilities of registration and accreditation of all kinds of higher education providers including universities. The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) subsumes the functions of the previous Australian Universities Quality Agency (AUQA) with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Higher Education, Student Role
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