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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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Pstross, Mikulas; Corrigan, Trudy; Knopf, Richard C.; Sung, HeeKyung; Talmage, Craig A.; Conroy, Carmel; Fowley, Cathy – Innovative Higher Education, 2017
This article focuses on the role of universities in the promotion of intergenerational learning and the facilitation of reciprocal sharing of expertise among learners of all ages. The principles of the Age Friendly University are used as a particular lens for interpreting two university programs, one in the United States and one in Ireland. Though…
Descriptors: Intergenerational Programs, College Programs, Comparative Education, Educational Practices
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Hyatt, L.; Williams, Peter E. – Innovative Higher Education, 2011
Graduate and post-graduate programs were initially developed by universities to increase discipline-specific mastery. Faculty members impact both the content and quality of such programs as they are responsible for making it relevant in the current climate while also addressing the changes envisaged for society tomorrow. Although studies exist…
Descriptors: Delphi Technique, Leadership, College Faculty, Higher Education
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Bruininks, Robert H.; Keeney, Brianne; Thorp, Jim – Innovative Higher Education, 2010
The challenges faced today by U.S. colleges and universities have been accelerated by the current economic downturn, but they are not the result of it. Consequently, we should not expect a sudden reversal of fortune when the economy rebounds. Changing demographics and spending priorities coupled with increasing competition and demands for…
Descriptors: Colleges, Higher Education, Economics, Accountability
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Gardner, Susan K. – Innovative Higher Education, 2008
Doctoral student attrition in the United States has reached alarming proportions, with reported rates of approximately 50% across disciplines (Nettles and Millett 2006). Attrition rates of underrepresented populations have been reported at higher rates across disciplines (Council of Graduate Schools 2004), pointing to a disparate experience for…
Descriptors: Student Attrition, School Holding Power, Graduate Study, Academic Achievement
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Rose, Susan D.; Bylander, Joyce – Innovative Higher Education, 2007
As an innovative model for diversity education, Dickinson College designed the "Crossing Borders" program to encourage culturally diverse students to live, work, and study together in multiple contexts both within the United States and abroad. Envisioning a series of crossings, the program brings together up to 20 students from Dickinson…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intergroup Relations, Cultural Pluralism, Multicultural Education
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Kilbane, Clare; Theroux, James; Sulej, Julian; Bisson, Barry; Hay, David; Boyer, Dennis – Innovative Higher Education, 2004
This article describes the first implementation of the "Real-time Case Method" (RTCM)--a new instructional practice that makes use of various technologies to create a new type of case study. Data obtained from five instructors at four business schools in the U.S. and Canada were analyzed using analytic induction. Analysis suggests RTCM…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Online Courses, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Business Administration Education
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Nichols, Joyce Coleman – Innovative Higher Education, 2004
Historically Black colleges and universities play a significant role in our nation's higher education system. Currently, there are 105 historically Black colleges operating in the United States. Over the years there have been many challenges for these institutions. Given the importance of these institutions, the purpose of this article is to…
Descriptors: Leadership, Educational Opportunities, Black Colleges, Leadership Styles
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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