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Shields, Robin; Watermeyer, Richard – Studies in Higher Education, 2020
Theoretical literature on institutions emphasizes the importance of logics -- shared rationalizations -- in determining many aspects of organizations. In this literature, universities are often discussed as an example of an institution with a particularly strong and cohesive logic, one rooted in notions of academic excellence and the pursuit of…
Descriptors: Colleges, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Institutional Autonomy
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Cantwell, Brendan; Taylor, Barrett J.; Johnson, Nathan M. – Studies in Higher Education, 2020
Researchers have identified the emergence of a global field of academic science. In order to understand the dynamics of this field, this study used latent profile and regression techniques to analyze data gathered for a sample of 114 research universities from around the world. Sociological theory informed the framing and conceptualization of the…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Research Universities, Scientific Research, Geographic Regions
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Rossi, Federica; Goglio, Valentina – Studies in Higher Education, 2020
Satellite university campuses -- whereby established universities decentralise part of their activities, often to areas previously lacking a university -- contribute to the diversification of university systems. While satellite campuses, due to their small scale and limited resources, might perform some activities less efficiently than their…
Descriptors: Multicampus Colleges, Economic Development, Higher Education, Administrative Organization
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Christensen, Marit; Dyrstad, Jan Morten; Innstrand, Siw Tone – Studies in Higher Education, 2020
This paper analyzes the impact of job resources on academic productivity measured by publication and credit points in 53 departments in one large Norwegian university. The theoretical framework is the so-called conservation of resources theory. The resources data came from the so-called ARK Intervention Program. The results showed that engagement…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Productivity, Faculty Publishing, College Faculty
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Skalicky, Jane; Warr Pedersen, Kristin; van der Meer, Jacques; Fuglsang, Sally; Dawson, Phillip; Stewart, Sarah – Studies in Higher Education, 2020
Developing leadership in students is part of the remit of higher education institutions. In recent decades, student leadership development programs have proliferated at universities worldwide. However, the contested understanding of the term 'leadership' has resulted in lack of clarity regarding how this may be 'developed' in higher education.…
Descriptors: College Students, Higher Education, Student Leadership, Leadership Training
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Tapanila, Katriina; Siivonen, Päivi; Filander, Karin – Studies in Higher Education, 2020
The invasion of managerialism in universities has changed the prerequisites for academic work. Decision making and control over academic work based on the expertise of academics have declined; in turn, managers have gained more decision-making power. Our study's target group comprises academics representing educational sciences in two Finnish…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Social Status, Decision Making, College Administration
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Fraser, Kym; Deng, Xin; Bruno, Frank; Rashid, Tarik A. – Studies in Higher Education, 2020
Many within and outside of academia argue that research conducted in our universities should have impact on society, especially research from the applied fields. One discipline attracting disproportional criticism over the relevance of its research is business schools. While anecdotal evidence surrounding the practical usefulness of business…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Relevance (Education), Criticism, Business Schools
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Tierney, Anne – Studies in Higher Education, 2020
This paper is a response to Cotton, Miller and Kneale's 2017 paper on the current state of higher education research within UK universities. It seeks to contribute to the debate surrounding the inclusion of pedagogic research (PedR) via SoTL in the UK's Research Excellence Framework (REF) in the context of researchers who reside within a…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Instruction, Learning, Higher Education
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Hauser, Alexandra; Weisweiler, Silke; Frey, Dieter – Studies in Higher Education, 2020
Although the high costs of implementing personnel development programs in enterprises and increasingly in universities as well are commonly accepted, the scientifically-grounded evaluation of a program's effectiveness is often neglected. The aim of this paper was to evaluate a personnel development program for academics at a German university…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, College Faculty, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
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Antoniadou, Marilena; Quinlan, Kathleen M. – Studies in Higher Education, 2020
Transnational academic mobility is of growing importance in higher education. Yet, the acculturation for individual academics is challenging. Taking a phenomenological approach, we interviewed twenty foreign-born academics, who had been living and working in the UK for at least one year, and analysed their emotional experiences of acculturation by…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Acculturation, Emotional Experience, Immigrants
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Seeber, Marco; Meoli, Michele; Cattaneo, Mattia – Studies in Higher Education, 2020
This article explores how higher education institutions (HEIs) internationalize, employing information on the internationalization activities (IA), context and organizational characteristics of 431 HEIs from 33 European countries. A latent cluster analysis identifies three distinct clusters of HEIs with distinct portfolios of IA: "basic,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Universities, Global Approach
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Merrill, Barbara; Finnegan, Fergal; O'Neill, Jerry; Revers, Scott – Studies in Higher Education, 2020
Much research on adults in higher education has focused on issues of access and participation. As a result little is known about what happens to working-class students after leaving university even though employability is high on the agenda HE research on this topic in relation to such students is sparse. This research focuses on the voices of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Employment Potential, Nontraditional Students, Working Class
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Hemmati, Reza; Mahdie, Arefeh – Studies in Higher Education, 2020
An academic learning environment has a significant role in shaping students' learning experience, scholarly identity construction, and socialization into academic culture. The aim of the present study was to understand the experiences of PhD students from their learning environment and the challenges and problems they may face. This case study was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Student Experience
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Mourad, Maha; Meshreki, Hakim; Sarofim, Samer – Studies in Higher Education, 2020
Brand equity in higher education has received significant scholarly attention in recent years. However, there are a number of contradictions between the empirically approved determinants and the dimensions of brand equity in higher education. This research empirically investigates an adopted brand equity conceptual model in both a developed market…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Comparative Education, Marketing
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Webb, Andrew; Sepúlveda, Denisse – Studies in Higher Education, 2020
This article draws on life history interviews with Indigenous university students in Chile to demonstrate the ways these young people re-signify and negotiate their participation in higher education. International scholarship has emphasized the unequal conditions for minority groups to access higher education, but attention also needs to be given…
Descriptors: Self Concept, American Indian Students, Foreign Countries, College Students
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