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Zandvliet, David B.; Stanton, Alisa; Dhaliwal, Rosie – Innovative Higher Education, 2019
In this article we describe the "Learning Environments and Well-Being Research Project," a collaborative initiative between a research institute and a health promotion unit at a leading Canadian university. The purposes of this project are, first, to conduct research about how classroom environments within higher education settings can…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Construction, Test Validity, Student Surveys
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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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Lai, Kwok-Wing; Smith, Lee A. – Innovative Higher Education, 2018
Little research has been conducted in higher education settings that focuses on how tertiary educators understand informal learning or on their role in fostering students' informal learning to facilitate formal learning. In this article we partially fill this knowledge gap by reporting findings from a case study exploring how 30 New Zealand…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, Informal Education, Teaching Methods
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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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Peirone, Amy; Maticka-Tyndale, Eleanor – Innovative Higher Education, 2017
Academic entitlement, a term that defines students' expectations of academic success independent of performance, has been linked with a number of maladaptive behaviors. This study examined the potential relationship between academic entitlement and prospective workplace entitlement in a sample of Canadian students (N=1024) using an online survey.…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Educational Attainment, Correlation, Multivariate Analysis
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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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Ryan, Cathal; Bergin, Michael; Titze, Sylvia; Ruf, Wolfgang; Kunz, Stefan; Mazza, Riccardo; Chalder, Trudie; Windgassen, Sula; Miner, Dianne Cooney; Wells, John S. G. – Innovative Higher Education, 2017
There has been significant growth recently in online learning and joint programmes of education involving collaborative partnerships between and among higher education institutions in different jurisdictions. Utilising an interdisciplinary team model (Care and Scanlan 2001), we describe in this article the process of collaboration among four…
Descriptors: Online Courses, International Cooperation, Higher Education, Educational Improvement
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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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Gavazzi, Stephen M.; Fox, Michael; Martin, Jeff – Innovative Higher Education, 2014
In this article we argue that the scholarship on marriages and families provides invaluable insights into town-gown relationships. Marital typologies are used to generate insights into what happens between campus and community relationships over time, and a line of family scholarship provides some additional illumination about the ways in which…
Descriptors: Marriage, Family (Sociological Unit), Classification, School Community Relationship
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Glover, Alison; Jones, Yvonne; Claricoates, Jane; Morgan, Jan; Peters, Carl – Innovative Higher Education, 2013
Mainstreaming Education for Sustainable Development in higher education is vital if graduates are to possess the abilities, skills, and knowledge needed to tackle the sustainability issues of the future. In this article we explain the development and piloting of a baselining tool, the Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Citizenship Education, Global Approach
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Staats, Susan; Sintjago, Alfonso; Fitzpatrick, Renata – Innovative Higher Education, 2013
Learning communities can strengthen early undergraduates' learning, but planning them can be daunting for instructors. Learning communities usually rely on integrative assignments that encourage interdisciplinary analysis. This article reports on our experiences using microloans as an interdisciplinary assignment in a learning community that…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Foreign Countries, Assignments, World Literature
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Adriansen, Hanne Kirstine; Madsen, Lene Møller – Innovative Higher Education, 2013
In this article we analyze a project that used facilitation techniques, which are known from training in industry, to improve the study environment at a public research university in Denmark. In 2009, the project was initiated in one graduate program; and it has subsequently been modified and institutionalized. The project did not change the…
Descriptors: Well Being, Student Improvement, Research Universities, Educational Environment
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Kajner, Tania; Fletcher, Fay; Makokis, Pat – Innovative Higher Education, 2012
In this article we introduce a "head and heart" approach to community-engaged scholarship. Through the literatures of Aboriginal scholarship and engaged scholarship we reflect on a community-university research and program development project undertaken in response to health and education concerns of Aboriginal people in Canada. We…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Higher Education
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Khasawneh, Samer – Innovative Higher Education, 2011
The purpose of this study was to determine the perceptions of higher education faculty members concerning the application of the learning organization disciplines, as proposed by Senge (1990), in the university environment. The study surveyed 202 faculty members at the Hashemite University, one of the leading state universities in Jordan. Results…
Descriptors: Higher Education, State Universities, Educational Practices, Educational Change
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Brundiers, Katja; Wiek, Arnim – Innovative Higher Education, 2011
Readers are invited to imagine students helping to solve real-world sustainability problems brought to them by societal stakeholders and simultaneously learning about and contributing to sustainable changes in society. Effective sustainability research education engages students in just that. Higher education institutions are implementing this…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Vision, Foreign Countries, Problem Solving
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