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Luckman, Michael; Harvey, Andrew – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2019
Student attrition is an area of constant concern for higher education managers and policymakers alike, yet little is known of the outcomes of those who depart higher education prematurely. We examine the educational and financial outcomes of students who start, but do not complete, a Bachelor-level course using data from the Australian Bureau of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dropouts, College Students, Outcomes of Education
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Kohtamäki, Vuokko – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2019
This article uses resource-dependence theory to analyse how academic mid-level leaders in Finnish universities respond to their changing post-reform management environments. The 2010 university reform and subsequent university-specific management reforms have created new positions and roles for academic leaders. By identifying critical resources,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Competition, Educational Change
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Neri, Selina; Wilkins, Stephen – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2019
The study investigates the practices of academic staff talent management at international branch campuses, with the aim of identifying a range of practical strategies that may address the unique challenges of managing talent in campuses located far away from the home country. These strategies are intended to improve service quality and add value…
Descriptors: Talent Development, Higher Education, International Education, Campuses
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Kisaka, Lynette G.; Jansen, Ellen P. W. A.; Hofman, Adriaan W. H. – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2019
Workforce diversity is considered an indicator of successful diversity and equal employment opportunity initiatives. In Kenya, it is a legal requirement for all public establishments to seek to represent the diversity of the population in employment of staff. This study analyses ethnic and gender representativeness and heterogeneity of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Personnel, Ethnic Diversity, Barriers
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Azman, Norzaini; Sirat, Morshidi; Pang, Vincent; Lai, Yew Meng; Govindasamy, Anantha Raman; Din, Wardatul Akmam – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2019
University-Industry Collaboration (UIC) has been identified as an essential item on Malaysia's agenda for transforming itself into knowledge and innovation-based economy. However, despite the efforts, most initiatives have had limited results. This paper reports on an explorative study that sought to understand the contemporary realities of UIC in…
Descriptors: School Business Relationship, Industry, Higher Education, College Faculty
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Le, Tri D.; Dobele, Angela R.; Robinson, Linda J. – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2019
Universities are increasingly utilising social media for student recruitment, the most highly used channel for prospective students. However, research on information gathering and electronic word-of-mouth (eWOM)-seeking behaviours on social media is generally absent. This paper explores the information sought by prospective students on social…
Descriptors: College Choice, Information Seeking, Student Recruitment, Social Media
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Williams, Peter – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2019
New technologies and the knowledge economy are destabilising graduate professions, with artificial intelligence and the analysis of 'big data' making significant impacts on formerly secure jobs. Blockchain technology, offering automated secure credentialling of undergraduate students' activities and achievements, may significantly erode existing…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Technology Uses in Education, Institutional Mission, Universities
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Macfarlane, Bruce; Burg, Damon – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2019
Women constitute just over one fifth of full professors in UK higher education and whilst work has emerged in recent years on professors as leaders, there has been comparatively little research about how this under-represented cadre define and practise their role as intellectual leaders. This paper seeks to analyse how women see their role as full…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, College Faculty, Foreign Countries, Teacher Role
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Meriläinen, Matti; Käyhkö, Katinka; Kõiv, Kristi; Sinkkonen, Hanna-Maija – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2019
This comparative study focuses on the prevalence, nature, and manifestations of experienced bullying among faculty personnel, that is, both academic and management staff of universities in Estonia and Finland. A total of 1,191 respondents from Estonia (n = 864) and Finland (n = 327) responded to identical questionnaires. The results show that 27…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Bullying, Teacher Administrator Relationship
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Lee, Jack T.; Kuzhabekova, Aliya – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2019
Building local research capacity is an enduring challenge that confronts many higher education systems particularly when aspirations for a knowledge economy dominate policymaking. While research capacity has received tremendous attention among international development agencies and scholars, the discourse is largely oriented towards…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Research, Higher Education, Policy
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Hu, Mingyan; Eisenchlas, Susana A.; Trevaskes, Sue – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2019
In response to the increasing literature on transnational higher education in host countries, this paper aims to identify prominent factors affecting the quality of transnational higher education in China, as perceived and reported by Chinese host universities. A qualitative data analysis was conducted on 122 self-appraisal reports on…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Higher Education, Universities, International Education
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Blair, Erik; Briggs, Georgette – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2019
The unbundling of the higher education sector has led to an increase in the number of academic tribes. One such tribe is that of the 'instructor'. This paper examines how instructors at a university in Trinidad and Tobago are conceptualised at the institutional and individual level. Three data sources were examined: a document review of role…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, College Faculty, Ambiguity (Context), Foreign Countries
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Gralka, Sabine; Wohlrabe, Klaus; Bornmann, Lutz – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2019
An ongoing debate in the literature on the efficiency of higher education institutions concerns the indicator for research output for use in empirical analysis. While several studies have chosen to use the number of publications as this indicator, others rely on the amount of research grants. The present study investigates whether both measures…
Descriptors: Measurement Techniques, Efficiency, Research, Grants
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Tang, Chia Wei – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2019
This study aimed to investigate and compare the impact of pursuing top university status on the management and academic practices of two departments in a top-ranked institution in Taiwan. Qualitative interviews, official policy documents, website resources and relevant documents were the main sources of empirical data. Interview data were…
Descriptors: Departments, Asian Culture, Universities, Foreign Countries
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Floyd, Alan; Preston, Diane – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2019
The role and number of Associate Dean posts in UK universities has grown considerably in recent years. Despite this, relatively little is known about the reasons why individuals take on such roles and how it fits into their career trajectories. The purpose of this article is to explore these issues by drawing on data from the first national study…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Career Development, Deans, Administrator Attitudes
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