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Giannakis, Mihalis; Bullivant, Nicola – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2016
This article explores several aspects of service quality for the provision of higher education. Alongside the trend of the massification of higher education over the past two decades, higher education institutions are required to review quality across a range of outputs, besides teaching and learning. The study was undertaken within the…
Descriptors: Mass Instruction, Educational Quality, Questionnaires, Student Surveys
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Donelan, Helen – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2016
The research reported on in this article explores the use of social media for work-related or professional purposes. In particular, it focuses on the perceptions and use of social media by academics in the UK. The purpose of the research was to explore the potential social media has to facilitate the changing landscape of higher education and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Media, Professional Development, Social Networks
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Hurley, John; Bowling, Alison; Griffiths, Jean; Blair, Duncan – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2015
With expectations of academic staff to achieve high quality teaching and research outputs as performance measures it is timely to explore how staff perceive they are being supported to meet these ends. This article presents findings of a multi-method study that explored influences impacting on the quality and quantity of scholarly activity being…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, College Faculty, Barriers
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Yang, Yanxian; Badger, Richard – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2015
IELTS scores are widely used in combination with academic results as a way of judging whether non-English background students should be admitted to degree-level courses in Anglophone contexts. However, successful study at university requires more than language competence and intellectual ability and international students often seem to start from…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Socialization, Asians, Second Language Learning
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Southcombe, Amie; Fulop, Liz; Carter, Geoff; Cavanagh, Jillian – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2015
The purpose of this study is to explore the relationship between learning climate congruence and the affective commitment of university academics. The strategy of inquiry for this research is quantitative, involving a non-experimental design for the survey research. A non-probability sample of 900 academics from a large Australian university was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Educational Environment, College Faculty
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McKenzie, Liz – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2015
This article reports an investigation of trainee teachers' experience of reflection whilst undertaking a teaching qualification for the post-compulsory sector. The study used a sequential, mixed-methods design, employing a structured questionnaire and a semi-structured interview; 127 individuals completed the questionnaire about their experience…
Descriptors: Reflection, Trainees, Investigations, Sequential Approach
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Feigenbaum, Anna; Iqani, Mehita – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2015
What are the ramifications of current changes in the higher education landscape in the UK for the ways in which teaching staff perceive their teaching practices? What impact are funding cuts, increases in student fees and the concomitant increased workloads having on faculty morale? How might this influence "quality cultures" in teaching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Retrenchment, Teacher Attitudes
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Pataraia, Nino; Margaryan, Anoush; Falconer, Isobel; Littlejohn, Allison – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2015
This paper investigates the role of personal networks in academics' learning in relation to teaching. Drawing on in-depth interviews with 11 academics, this study examines, first, how and what academics learn through their personal networks; second, the perceived value of networks in relation to academics' professional development; and, third,…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Network Analysis, Learning Processes, Interviews
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Francois, Emmanuel Jean – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2014
Faculty members are instrumental in internationalising the curriculum in a higher education institution. Their favourable or unfavourable orientation toward global education initiatives might significantly affect their engagement in internationalising the curriculum. The purpose of this study was to develop the Motivation for Internationalizing…
Descriptors: Teacher Motivation, International Education, Curriculum, Higher Education
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Govers, Elly – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2014
Ethical considerations are inherent to programme design decision-making, but not normally explicit. Nonetheless, they influence whose interests are served in a programme and who benefits from it. This paper presents an analysis of ethical considerations made by programme design practitioners in the context of a polytechnic in Aotearoa/New Zealand.…
Descriptors: Ethics, Program Design, Decision Making, Foreign Countries
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Bennett, Roger; Kane, Suzanne – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2014
This paper presents the outcomes of a study of the factors that contribute to teaching team effectiveness in situations where team members rarely meet face to face. Academic faculty within a university Business School were asked to report the degrees to which they believed that the module teaching teams to which they belonged contained members who…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Team Teaching, College Faculty, Business Administration Education
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Ingleby, Ewan – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2014
By 2008 a total of 87,339 students were studying on foundation degrees in the UK (Foundation Degree Forward 2009). This article reports on the views of selected students and academic tutors regarding ICTs (Information Communication Technologies) associated with the Early Years Sector Endorsed Foundation Degree (EYSEFD) in England. The students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Adult Education, Student Attitudes
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Wallace, Susan – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2014
This paper is based on a one-year research project in the UK designed to investigate teachers' strategies for motivating learners and managing non-compliant behaviour in the further education sector. Carried out in collaboration with 203 teachers in three colleges of further education, the inquiry set out to identify, through the use of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Adult Students, Student Motivation
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Leach, Linda; Zepke, Nick; Butler, Philippa – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2014
This article is based on data from a large mixed method research project funded by the Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI) in Aotearoa New Zealand. The article addresses the question: how do tertiary teachers in Aotearoa New Zealand perceive their role in student engagement? Quantitative data revealed both similarities and differences…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mixed Methods Research, Learner Engagement, College Students
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Maggs, Lindsey A. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2014
Feedback has been a major area of dissatisfaction according to the UK National Student Survey in recent years, despite general acceptance of its importance. A feedback strategy was implemented in October 2009 at a small specialised higher education institution (HEI). A case study was carried out to assess how satisfied staff and students are with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Feedback (Response), National Surveys
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