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Nabaho, Lazarus; Turyasingura, Wilberforce – Higher Learning Research Communications, 2019
The post-1980s changes in the global higher education landscape have triggered a burgeoning of incidents of academic corruption in higher education institutions. Since 2000, the discourse on how to combat academic corruption has gained traction in higher education and quality assurance is advanced as one of the strategies for fighting corruption…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Higher Education, Antisocial Behavior, Integrity
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Tejeiro, Ricardo; Vlachopoulos, Dimitrios; Edwards, Anthony; Campos, Estefania – Higher Learning Research Communications, 2019
Although there is consensus in the current literature that feedback plays a fundamental role to student performance and learning, there is debate about what makes it effective. Particularly, some assessment instruments, like the National Student Survey in the United Kingdom, reveal that evaluation and feedback are systematically among the areas…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Student Evaluation, College Students, Foreign Countries
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Saito, Kiyoko; Kim, SoungHee – Higher Learning Research Communications, 2019
This study explored challenges of international collaborations in Japanese higher education by identifying management frameworks and elements necessary to run effective programs. Internationalization was examined from three perspectives: collaboration between a university's headquarters and its departments, program management, and quality…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Higher Education, International Cooperation
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Faber, Günter; Drexler, Heike – Higher Learning Research Communications, 2019
Based on a cognitive--motivational modeling of construct relations, this study analyzed the role of prior statistics experiences within a framework of domain-specific self-concept and value variables to predict education science students' statistics anxiety. Data were analyzed from two independent samples comprising 113 and 87 participants--using…
Descriptors: Statistics, Mathematics Anxiety, Prior Learning, Student Motivation
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Ladum, Ariel; Burkholder, Gary J. – Higher Learning Research Communications, 2019
This study examined how cultural distance, acculturative stress, and social support interacted to influence emotional responses among international students studying in the northern part of Cyprus. Acculturation models and the stress-buffering hypothesis served as theoretical frameworks. The research questions involved understanding whether…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Cultural Context, Acculturation
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Lalka, Andy; Caldwell, Ryan; Black, Andrew; Scott, Frank A. – Higher Learning Research Communications, 2018
Background: Musculoskeletal disorders are commonly encountered by physicians and affected an estimated 126.6 million Americans in 2012. Nonetheless, musculoskeletal education has been inadequate in United States medical schools. Objective: To determine the musculoskeletal competency of third-year medical students. Method: A nationally validated…
Descriptors: Medical Schools, Medical Education, College Curriculum, Human Body
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Benito, Agueda; Scott-Milligan, Fionna – Higher Learning Research Communications, 2018
Faculty constitutes one of the most important elements of higher education institutions. Their role is key in curriculum development, in guiding students' learning and driving their engagement, in conducting research, and in the overall success of their institutions. This paper presents the results of a number of faculty interviews and a focus…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Professional Recognition, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes
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Miles, Katharine Pace; Craigo, Leslie; Gonzalez-Frey, Selenid – Higher Learning Research Communications, 2018
To provide a snapshot of the skills of community college students as compared to senior college students in the United States, this exploratory study investigated the writing performance and college experience of initial 2-year enrolled (community college transfer students, n = 17) versus initial 4-year enrolled students (n = 12) in a teacher…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Writing Achievement
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Mussawy, Sayed Ahmad Javid; Rossman, Gretchen B. – Higher Learning Research Communications, 2018
This study investigated faculty members' perceptions of quality assurance and accreditation (QAA) in Afghanistan. The study aimed to examine how familiar faculty members were with QAA policy, quality concepts, QAA processes, and whether QAA process has improved the status quo. Through a sequential, exploratory mixed-methods design, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Quality Assurance, Accreditation (Institutions), College Faculty
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Lowery, Kendra; Geesa, Rachel; McConnell, Kat – Higher Learning Research Communications, 2018
Objectives: In preparation for creating a peer-mentoring program for education doctorate (EdD) students, we conducted a literature review to learn about the characteristics of peer-mentoring programs for graduate students and EdD students specifically. Method: Our search criteria included articles about peer mentoring for graduate students only;…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Peer Teaching, Mentors, Graduate Students
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Ahmed, Khawlah – Higher Learning Research Communications, 2018
Objective: In varying degrees of severity and seriousness, evidence of academic dishonesty exists in tertiary institutions around the world. This paper examines academic misconduct in a tertiary-level institution in one of the Gulf countries to see if academic dishonesty prevails, and if so, how and why it happens. Method: To gauge students'…
Descriptors: Ethics, Integrity, Student Attitudes, College Students
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Bowers, Alison W.; Ranganathan, Shyam; Simmons, Denise R. – Higher Learning Research Communications, 2018
Objectives: This research brief explores the literature addressing quality in undergraduate education to identify what previous research has said about quality and to offer future directions for research on quality in undergraduate education. Method: We conducted a scoping review to provide a broad overview of existing research. Using targeted…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Educational Quality, Educational Research, Definitions
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Gómez, Gema Santiago; Duarte, Sara Redondo; López, Oscar Garcia – Higher Learning Research Communications, 2018
The aim of this investigation is to assess the correlation among different competencies-assessment systems available on the market to measure social skills in the university environment. In order to carry out the research, three self-perception competency tests were used, and 30 competencies were evaluated in a Likert scale with several response…
Descriptors: Correlation, Competence, Evaluation Methods, Interpersonal Competence
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Nabaho, Lazarus; Oonyu, Joseph; Aguti, Jessica Norah – Higher Learning Research Communications, 2017
Extant literature attests to limited systematic inquiry into students' perceptions of good teaching in higher education. Consequently, there have been calls for engaging students in construing what makes good university teaching. This interpretivist study investigated final-year undergraduate students' perceptions of good teaching at Makerere…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, Expectation, Undergraduate Students
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Fernandez, Manuel – Higher Learning Research Communications, 2017
This essay presents and discusses the developing role of virtual and augmented reality technologies in education. Addressing the challenges in adapting such technologies to focus on improving students' learning outcomes, the author discusses the inclusion of experiential modes as a vehicle for improving students' knowledge acquisition.…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Simulated Environment, Barriers
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