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Johnstone, Christopher; Proctor, Douglas – Innovative Higher Education, 2018
In this article we report on our study that explored internationalization in higher education institutions as it relates to two levels of "culture"--institutional culture and national higher education culture. We examined two leading research-intensive universities, "Coastal University" (Australia) and "Prairie…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Alignment (Education), Global Approach
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Bronnimann, Jurg; West, Deborah; Huijser, Henk; Heath, David – Innovative Higher Education, 2018
In this article we report on the findings of a project funded by the Australian Office for Learning and Teaching and entitled "Learning Analytics: Assisting Universities with Student Retention." While this project was primarily focused on retention as a potential outcome of learning analytics, its application could be related to the…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Instruction, Learning, Foreign Countries
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Baird, Craig; Dooey, Patricia – Innovative Higher Education, 2014
Plagiarism and other forms of academic misconduct are matters of great concern at all levels of study worldwide. This is especially so for students in higher education institutions, where higher degrees and publications are key focus activities. Ready access to internet based resources assist academic writing practices. However, the unintentional,…
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Higher Education, Intellectual Property, Foreign Countries
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Patterson, Thomas F., Jr. – Innovative Higher Education, 2007
From 1980 to 1995, the University of Western Sydney at Hawkesbury (formerly Hawkesbury Agricultural College) in Richmond, New South Wales, Australia, pioneered an innovative undergraduate degree in Systems Agriculture based on experiential education, systems thinking, and adult learning theory. Today this program is in trouble and has reverted…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Case Studies, Program Descriptions, Agricultural Colleges
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Asmar, Christine – Innovative Higher Education, 2004
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning movement is now truly international although national and contextual differences affect its implementation. Institutional capacities for and openness to innovation vary widely and cannot be readily predicted. The research university referred to in this article has a conservative reputation in Australia, yet…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Research Universities, Educational Innovation
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Wolverton, Mimi; Gmelch, Walter; Wolverton, Marvin L. – Innovative Higher Education, 2000
A survey of 1,017 academic deans examined the fit between academic deans and their work environments in the U.S. and Australia, relating it to multiple role stress factors, and identifying personal, institutional, and work-defining variables that either increase or decrease dean stress. Five strategies are suggested to improve the…
Descriptors: Academic Deans, Administrator Attitudes, Comparative Education, Foreign Countries
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Aspland, Tania; Edwards, Helen; O'Leary, Jane; Ryan, Yoni – Innovative Higher Education, 1999
Discussion of problems associated with graduate thesis supervision includes a report of a 1995 survey of Australian universities which found that such evaluations were minimal. Also identifies issues emerging from student-supervisor focus groups, including the importance of relational aspects of supervision and systematic feedback. Notes the lack…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Doctoral Dissertations, Feedback, Foreign Countries
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Ling, Lorraine; Ling, Peter – Innovative Higher Education, 1994
This paper argues that the major models of administration are inappropriate to higher education, and the difficulties of these models are outlined. An approach based on structuration theory, cooperative-learning theory, and group work is proposed. Application of the approach to a program of teaching awards in an Australian university is then…
Descriptors: Awards, Business Administration, College Administration, College Faculty
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Scott, Denise C.; Weeks, Patricia A. – Innovative Higher Education, 1996
At Queensland University of Technology (Australia), a cross-disciplinary faculty development network involves 13 teaching and learning interest groups representing 25 disciplines across 3 campuses. Groups meet monthly, using peer facilitators, to identify individual and collective areas of interest, reflect critically on teaching processes and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Faculty, Cooperative Learning, Educational Strategies