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Serna, Gabriel R. – Tertiary Education and Management, 2020
Relying on a multitude of studies from the college choice literature, I propose an updated model of college going and choice that draws on four conceptual, theoretical, and analytic approaches. With guidance from the economic, sociological, information processing, and combined theories of college choice, I situate my proposed framework within this…
Descriptors: College Choice, Access to Education, College Bound Students, Self Concept
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Andreadakis, Zacharias – Tertiary Education and Management, 2020
Relying upon the heuristic presuppositions of behavioral economics, this study seeks to offer an expanded analysis of the public mission mandate of the Greek higher education sector. The examination outlines and parses qualitative evidence issued from the Greek Ministry of Education, and in particular from the hitherto untranslated document…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Public Opinion, Social Environment
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Ndibuuza, Florence; Langa, Patricio – Tertiary Education and Management, 2020
This paper is based on a study conducted to establish if academic practice in a university designated as Azania is aligning or diverting from the expectations of the rising knowledge society in South Africa. The paper is motivated by the emerging national needs specific to the production, dissemination and application of knowledge as the country…
Descriptors: Knowledge Economy, Foreign Countries, Universities, Discourse Analysis
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Shawa, Lester Brian – Tertiary Education and Management, 2020
Community engagement as a public mission of higher education is widely accepted in South Africa. This is articulated in White Paper 3 on the transformation of higher education and in institutional policies that promote different forms of community engagement. However, compared to the traditional roles of teaching and research, community engagement…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Institutional Mission, Universities, College Faculty
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Egorov, Aleksei; Leshukov, Oleg; Froumin, Isak – Tertiary Education and Management, 2020
This study seeks to explore the incentive factors that serve to instigate university engagement in the third-mission agenda based on evidence drawn from the Russian system of higher education. We pay special attention to how the split of natural and externally induced drivers of the third mission has changed from the Soviet era and up until the…
Descriptors: Models, Universities, Institutional Mission, Educational Change
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Borkoski, Carey; Prosser, Sherri K. – Tertiary Education and Management, 2020
Community engagement has been defined as a collaborative enterprise between higher education institutes and external communities where stakeholders can experience and benefit from a mutually beneficial knowledge exchange. A researcher examined a Research 1 university faculty's perception of community engagement in the form of service-learning and…
Descriptors: College Faculty, School Community Relationship, Service Learning, Institutional Mission
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Oravec, Jo Ann – Tertiary Education and Management, 2020
Community engagement has played central roles in tertiary education, expanding the potentials for academic as well as civic enhancement. Such efforts are often undertaken in part with the use of metrics, as tertiary education institutions attempt to reach various community audiences with quantitatively-supported defenses of their missions, through…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Postsecondary Education, Games, Deception
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Berghaeuser, Hendrik; Hoelscher, Michael – Tertiary Education and Management, 2020
Higher education systems are changing due to trends of funding pressures, increasing social demands and growing numbers of students. Even though teaching and research are still considered as the pivotal functions of universities, other activities such as technology transfer, lifelong learning or social engagement have broadened the scope of their…
Descriptors: Institutional Mission, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Universities
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Stamelos, George; Lambropoulos, Haris; Bousiou, Ourania – Tertiary Education and Management, 2020
Both qualitative and quantitative evaluation of the degree of organizational autonomy of Greek universities, during the period of the implementation of Law 4009/11, is attempted. The necessity of such a study is very important and fruitful for the Greek universities, since in the period of the last research (2017) of the European Union Association…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Institutional Autonomy, Universities, Measurement
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Titus, Marvin A. – Tertiary Education and Management, 2020
Using an output distance function as an analytic framework, stochastic frontier analysis (SFA), and a generalized true random effects (GTRE) model, this study examines the financial context of bachelor's degree production efficiency among public master's colleges and universities (MCUs) in the United States. Employing a GTRE model, degree…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Bachelors Degrees, Educational Finance, Efficiency
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Braun, Edith; Spexard, Anna; Nowakowski, André; Hannover, Bettina – Tertiary Education and Management, 2020
Higher education institutions face the challenge to promote diversity competence. We suggest a procedure which can help raise awareness for diversity issues amongst staff and students and thereby foster diversity competence and facilitate the implementation of diversity strategies within higher education institutions: to include a self-assessment…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Teacher Evaluation, Consciousness Raising, Higher Education
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Highman, Ludovic – Tertiary Education and Management, 2020
The global trend of increasing participation rates, coupled with regional goals to increase participation in higher education, such as the European Union's Europe 2020 Strategy target of 40% of all young people to hold a tertiary education qualification by 2020, has led to a strain on public resources, and a review of funding priorities in mass…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Change, Organization
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Romanenko, Ksenia; Froumin, Isak – Tertiary Education and Management, 2020
University mergers are a common practice in higher education systems around the world. Merger-related aspects such as the transformation of organizational and administrative structures, the impact on the internal funding allocation mechanisms, or changes in academic strategies and profiles, are well researched. However, the role of students in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Organizational Change, Universities, Anxiety
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Clark, Paul; Chapleo, Chris; Suomi, Kati – Tertiary Education and Management, 2020
Although research on branding in higher education has grown, a specific focus on internal branding in this sector is still scarce. Brand support by mid-level administrative staff and deans is a key element in internal branding of a university. This study explores the extent to which internal branding contributes to this group's understanding of…
Descriptors: Marketing, Higher Education, Role, Middle Management
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Rosa, Maria João; Cardoso, Sónia; Videira, Pedro – Tertiary Education and Management, 2020
In many countries, quality assurance systems rely on study programme accreditation. As with all quality assurance mechanisms, accreditation should also be continuously improved in order to maintain its relevance as a promoter of study programme quality. A way to move accreditation forward is by taking into account academics' views, interests and…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), College Faculty, Quality Assurance, Educational Quality
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