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Raaheim, Arild; Mathiassen, Ketil; Moen, Vegard; Lona, Irene; Gynnild, Vidar; Bunaes, Bente Ringlund; Hasle, Emil Trygve – European Journal of Higher Education, 2019
The traditional exam has a strong holding within Norwegian higher education and is very often the preferred way of assessing students. Digital technology opens up for alternatives to the traditional exam, but so far focus has predominantly been on exchanging pen and paper with personal computers within the traditional framework. Digital…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Information Technology, Achievement Tests
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Sanz-Menéndez, Luis; Cruz-Castro, Laura – European Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Academic employment systems have recently been subjected to policy-driven changes in many countries, but the university sector is still governed by collegial dynamics in which academics' views and attitudes are important. The present study, based on data from questionnaire survey responses from 4460 faculty members in public universities in Spain,…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Preferences, Teacher Selection
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Duarte, Joana; van der Ploeg, Mara – European Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Recent research calls for a re-structuring of higher education (HE) beyond English medium orientations by acknowledging the plurilingual resources of students and lecturers. In the Netherlands there is a rapid rise in plurilingual lecturers. The central question is to what extent these lecturers make use of their plurilingual resources for…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Language of Instruction, College Faculty, Indo European Languages
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Knoerr, Hélène – European Journal of Higher Education, 2019
As an officially bilingual institution, the University of Ottawa, the world's largest bilingual French/English university, requires that some of its professors teach in their second language. Although the needs of students studying in their second language are well documented, very little is known about the experience of professors who teach in…
Descriptors: French, English, Language of Instruction, College Faculty
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Zanola, Maria Teresa – European Journal of Higher Education, 2019
The article aims at analysing the role of plurilingual expatriate teachers: in fact, the topic of the dynamics of cooperation between native and non-native speaker teachers of foreign languages is empirically investigated in relation to French as a Foreign Language ("Français Langue Etrangère" -- "FLE"). Learners' needs will be…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Foreign Nationals, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Stratilaki-Klein, Sofia – European Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Contemporary education systems, particularly in European societies, are characterized by different forms of plurality: plurality of cultural references, in terms of values and principles, languages and visions of multilingualism. In this article, we argue that these different forms of plurality are important in many respects for teachers and…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Intercultural Communication, Communicative Competence (Languages), Multilingualism
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Lourenço, Mónica; Pinto, Susana – European Journal of Higher Education, 2019
English-medium instruction (EMI) has been growing rapidly in higher education institutions worldwide as one of the chief language policy initiatives related to internationalisation. Acknowledging the centrality of teachers in EMI implementation and their role as micro-level actors in language policy and planning, this paper sets out to identify,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language of Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Groves, Tamar; López, Estrella Montes; Carvalho, Teresa – European Journal of Higher Education, 2018
The objective of this research is to explore the experiences of the first generations of Spanish academics that carried out research stays in foreign institutions. The analysis of 30 semi-structured interviews shows the interviewees' evaluation of their stay abroad, the impact that this had on their academic career and how the return to the home…
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, College Faculty, Semi Structured Interviews, Overseas Employment
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Marini, Giulio – European Journal of Higher Education, 2018
Individual experiences in dealing with individual evaluations are studied through a national documental analysis and qualitative interviews. The analysis considers three main individual assessments designed to measure individual credentials or performance: "sexenio" (research and third mission), "quinquenio" (teaching) and…
Descriptors: Reputation, Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Interviews
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Zhu, Chang; Zayim-Kurtay, Merve – European Journal of Higher Education, 2018
The main purpose of this study is to explore Chinese and European university staff members' perceptions about the challenges and capacity building needs in terms of academic leadership and university governance. A survey questionnaire with open-ended questions was administered to 58 staff members from 7 Chinese universities and 31 staff members…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Instructional Leadership, Foreign Countries, College Faculty
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Morley, Louise; Angervall, Petra; Berggren, Caroline; Dodillet, Susanne – European Journal of Higher Education, 2018
Fika is the Swedish practice of assembling for a coffee break at work or home. This paper investigates the material, social and temporal investments in fika in accelerated and accountable organizational cultures, and asks what purpose it serves in neoliberalised academic employment regimes today. Analysis of our thirteen interviews with…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Organizational Culture, Universities, Foreign Countries
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Leiber, Theodor; Moutafidou, Nana; Welker, Bertram – European Journal of Higher Education, 2018
The article reports on a case study of impact evaluation of internal quality assurance, i.e. Programme Reviews, which was carried out by the Evaluation Agency Baden-Wuerttemberg and the Staff Unit of Quality Development at University of Stuttgart (Germany) in the form of a methodological before-after comparison. The impact evaluation exhibits that…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Universities, Feedback (Response), Educational Quality
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Leiber, Theodor; Prades, Anna; Alvarez del Castillo, Maripaz – European Journal of Higher Education, 2018
The article reports on a case study of impact evaluation of external quality assurance, i.e. programme accreditation, which was carried out by the Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency at Autonomous University of Barcelona in the form of a methodological before-after comparison. The impact evaluation exhibits a marked stability of the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Program Evaluation, Accreditation (Institutions), Educational Quality
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Jurvelin, Jouni Antero; Kajaste, Matti; Malinen, Heikki – European Journal of Higher Education, 2018
The article reports on a case study of impact evaluation of external quality assurance, i.e. EUR-ACE programme accreditation, which was carried out by the Finnish Education Evaluation Centre at Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences in the form of a methodological before-after comparison. The results show mainly positive and stable attitudes of…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Accreditation (Institutions), Case Studies, Educational Quality
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Bejan, Andrei-Stelian; Damian, Radu Mircea; Leiber, Theodor; Neuner, Iohan; Niculita, Lidia; Vacareanu, Radu – European Journal of Higher Education, 2018
The article reports on a case study of impact evaluation of external quality assurance, i.e. institutional evaluation including programme accreditation, which was carried out by the Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education at Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest in the form of a methodological before-after…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Evaluation, Accreditation (Institutions), Educational Quality
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