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Robertson, Douglas L. – Innovative Higher Education, 2019
This study is part of a line of research that focuses on intentional, large-scale, and effective change in complex, dynamical, organizational systems. This research utilizes the behavior analytic perspective of organizational behavior management and connects multiple levels of analysis ranging from individual learning to cultural evolution. This…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Success, Public Colleges, Research Universities
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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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Holley, Karri A.; Harris, Michael S. – Innovative Higher Education, 2018
In cities across the United States higher education institutions exist in tandem with a range of other socio-cultural and economic organizations, such as businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies. The role of colleges and universities in city development is important, and empirical examination of universities' role in and relationship with…
Descriptors: Research Universities, College Role, Urban Planning, Knowledge Economy
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Mamiseishvili, Ketevan; Miller, Michael T.; Lee, Donghun – Innovative Higher Education, 2016
Faculty members in higher education institutions frequently have the responsibility of providing service activities to their institutions, professional societies, and external communities. This responsibility, however, generally carries little reward in the workplace and does not play a major role in promotion criteria. For the study we report…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Role, Academic Rank (Professional)
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Leon, Raul A.; Williams, Damon A. – Innovative Higher Education, 2016
This study focused on an examination of the work of 10 diversity committees operating in 10 research institutions across the midwestern region of the United States. We explored the work of these committees with a focus on the concept of strategic diversity leadership. To conduct this examination we examined five contingencies impacting the work of…
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Cultural Pluralism, Definitions, Student Diversity
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McClure, Kevin R. – Innovative Higher Education, 2015
Colleges and universities in the United States have developed and implemented a wide array of opportunities for undergraduate students to learn about innovation and entrepreneurship. Drawing upon an institutional case study, this article examines why one public research university initiated and supported curricular and co-curricular offerings in…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Case Studies, Undergraduate Students, Institutional Research
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Taggart, Gabel – Innovative Higher Education, 2015
Using data from a 2010 survey of academic chairs, this study reports on academic department chairs' recommended time allocations to new assistant professors. I contend that personal values about research and teaching influence the department chair's recommendations along with organizational characteristics. Multi-level modeling indicates that…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Department Heads, Values, Teacher Attitudes
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Gonyo, Claire P.; Cantwell, Brendan – Innovative Higher Education, 2015
This qualitative study involved interviews of 32 faculty principle investigators at three research institutions and explored how they view the role of students within physical and life science labs. We used socialization theory and student engagement literature to analyze faculty views, which can contribute to student investment in STEM fields.…
Descriptors: Physical Sciences, Science Laboratories, Teacher Attitudes, Research Universities
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Davis, Shannon N.; Jacobsen, Shannon K. – Innovative Higher Education, 2014
In the burgeoning literature on infusing undergraduate research and creative activities into the curriculum of research-intensive institutions, few studies have examined the perspectives of the faculty mentors who provide the individualized opportunities for students. Based on focus group data from 50 faculty mentors, we document faculty…
Descriptors: Barriers, Organizational Change, Educational Change, Teacher Attitudes
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Fitzgerald, Shawn M.; Mahony, Daniel; Crawford, Fashaad; Hnat, Hope Bradley – Innovative Higher Education, 2014
For the study we report here we used the theoretical framework of organizational justice to examine academic administrator's perceptions of resource distribution decisions. We asked deans, school directors, and department chairs in one midwestern state about their perceptions of the fairness and likelihood of use of various distribution principles…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Administrator Attitudes, Educational Resources, Decision Making
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Gardner, Susan K.; Blackstone, Amy – Innovative Higher Education, 2013
The rank of professor or "full" professor represents the highest status possible for faculty members, and it is generally gained by attaining professional expertise and a national or international reputation. Beyond this, however, little is known about these individuals or the promotion process at this level. In this qualitative study of…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Phenomenology, Academic Rank (Professional), Faculty Promotion
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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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Lee, Virginia S. – Innovative Higher Education, 2011
Since the publication of The Boyer Commission Report (1998), inquiry-guided learning, has acquired a certain cachet and is often suggested as a universal answer for various teaching and learning ills, particularly in research universities. However, while the report focused on inquiry-guided learning, it defined the term only generally or chiefly…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Undergraduate Study, Literature Reviews, Learning Strategies
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Kirwan, William E. – Innovative Higher Education, 2010
Higher education in America has experienced periodic "inflection points" that have served to significantly alter the higher education landscape and dramatically change the focus and actions of the American research university community. We are on the leading edge of a new inflection point that could be--despite prevailing economic challenges--an…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Research Universities, Economics, Educational Opportunities
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Holley, Karri A. – Innovative Higher Education, 2009
Using data collected through case studies of 21 research universities in the United States, I reviewed the efforts institutions are undertaking to meet the growing demand for interdisciplinary knowledge. I adopted the framework of transformative change, where change occurs over time and brings important shifts in the way an institution views…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Research Universities, Educational Change, Case Studies
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