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Payne, Geoff – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2018
Most undergraduates' main, hands-on involvement in student engagement is completing satisfaction surveys, such as the U.K. National Student Survey (NSS), whose findings make significant contributions to university policy formation. It is therefore important that these surveys produce reliable and valid data, but previous and current NSS versions…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Undergraduate Students, College Freshmen, College Seniors
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Balaban, Corina – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2018
This article discusses three kinds of mobility among early stage researchers: geographical mobility, mobility between disciplines -- or interdisciplinarity -- and cross-sectoral mobility. It focuses on how PhD fellows engage with and negotiate experiences of mobility. These types of mobility have largely been presented as inherently beneficial in…
Descriptors: Researchers, Interdisciplinary Approach, Doctoral Programs, Fellowships
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Thompsett, Fern – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2017
Free universities are diverse but loosely networked projects that resist repressive capitalist and state configurations of power by re-imagining teaching, learning and research on their own terms, often through radical and ongoing experimentation. Drawing from my own experiences as a co-founder and organiser of the Brisbane Free University, along…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Universities, Experimental Colleges
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Rana, Junaid – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2013
My Ethnography of the University (EUI) course "Muslims in America" introduces undergraduate students to the racialisation of Islam and Muslims in the U.S. at large, and in the University in particular. In this article, I describe how an anti-racist pedagogy coupled with student ethnographic research can yield a rich learning process.…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Islam, Muslims, Ethnography
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Macia, Laura – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2012
This paper examines the decisions and motivations of graduate students in cultural anthropology when defining the field sites and topics of their final projects. The decisions among students at the Universidad de los Andes in Colombia are contrasted with those at the University of Pittsburgh in the United States. A review of recent final projects…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Anthropology, Field Studies
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Morrison, Emory; Rudd, Elizabeth; Nerad, Maresi – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2011
In this article, we analyse findings of the largest, most comprehensive survey of the career paths of social science PhD graduates to date, "Social Science PhDs--Five+Years Out (SS5)". "SS5" surveyed more than 3,000 graduates of U.S. PhD programmes in six social science fields six to ten years after earning their PhD. The…
Descriptors: Careers, Tenure, Females, Social Sciences
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Bartram, Brendan; Terano, Mayumi – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2011
This discussion paper offers a critical examination of the ways in which international students are supported by the variety of systems commonly in place at universities in the U.K. and U.S.A.--two countries that attract large numbers of students from overseas. While acknowledging the difficultly of defining the term "support", the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Students, Comparative Education, Foreign Countries
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Davis, Dana-Ain – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2011
Neoliberal values and ideology, which have broadly undermined social justice ideals, have been inserted into a range of public spheres both in the U.S.A. and internationally. Public higher education institutions have increasingly acquiesced to neoliberal strategies, which restrict access to public services, commodify the public sphere and…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Black Studies, Higher Education, Public Colleges
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Martinez, George A.; Nerad, Maresi; Rudd, Elizabeth – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2010
This paper presents a workshop report that summarises the potentially far-reaching deliberations and results of a conference of experts in doctoral education from around the world. The conference was organised jointly by the U.S. Center for Innovation and Research in Graduate Education (CIRGE) at the University of Washington, Seattle and the…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Doctoral Programs, Workshops, Foreign Countries
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Greenwood, Davydd J. – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2009
This article summarises/analyses the higher education reforms proposed by the "Spellings Commission" in the United States on quality assurance and accountability, and draws attention to the links I see between these reform proposals and the Bologna Process. I trace a brief history of the Spellings Commission and analyse it in order to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Quality Control, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Greenwood, Davydd J.; Levin, Morten – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2008
The core argument is that social science must re-examine its mission and praxis in order to be a significant player in future higher education. This article reviews the results and prospects arising from a four-year international project. Originating in Greenwood and Levin's concern about the social sciences, the project, funded by the Ford…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Social Sciences, Social Scientists