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O'Neill, Michael – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2019
The UK's HE system is mired in public debate around 'grade inflation', and there is substantial pressure to address the perceived devaluation of degrees through blunt policy measures such as modifying classification algorithms. Policy-makers should be aware of the impact of their actions upon students' learning; this article frames some of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Academic Degrees, Classification
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Heffernan, Troy A. – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2019
Students at America's most renowned private universities face different acceptance rates, college wealth, class sizes, and potential graduate earnings even in comparison with students at the nation's highest-ranking public institutions. The analyses that led to these findings frequently focused on national or state-wide comparisons of public…
Descriptors: College Students, Institutional Characteristics, Public Colleges, Private Colleges
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Shah, Mahsood; Vu, Hai Yen; Stanford, Sue-Ann – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2019
The last decade has witnessed a significant growth of private higher education around the world. The growth included the number of private education providers, and also the growing number of students. While some countries are experiencing trend growth, others are witnessing decline. Some of the reasons for the decline include increased regulation…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Trend Analysis, Outcomes of Education, Ethics
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Duvivier, Robbert J. – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2019
This paper examines how digital technologies shape the use of space in universities with a particular focus on the implications on organisational level. In order to maximise the potential of new technologies, I argue that universities will have to reconsider their use of space. This includes addressing the impact of new technologies on pedagogies,…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Space Utilization, School Buildings
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Langa, Patrício V.; Swanzy, Patríck; Law, David – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2019
This article considers how the decisions of the UK government, following the Brexit referendum, may impact on higher education in Africa. Ghana and South Africa are the two countries chosen to exemplify the claim that academic staff in African higher education will lose opportunities to acquire experience in British universities. Academic mobility…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Politics of Education, Political Issues, Higher Education
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Telling, Kathryn – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2019
A growing body of literature is encouraging academics to slow down their academic work as a way of managing the acceleration of university life. Little attention, however, has been paid to the important differences in temporalities among different sorts of higher education institutions, and the effect this is likely to have upon the sense of…
Descriptors: Universities, School Culture, College Faculty, Institutional Characteristics
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Kirkwood, Jordan – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2019
This paper examines the use of matrices and strategies in mapping personal (professional) development in an individual's career. In order to optimise opportunities, identify positive steps, and make impactful career moves, we must first employ strategies to understand and reflect on who we are, where we want to go, and why. Utilising matrices and…
Descriptors: Individual Development, Professional Development, Career Planning, Career Development
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MacFarlane, Karen – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2019
The UK higher education system has become increasingly competitive and stratified prompting calls for a reclaiming of the civic role of universities. This paper argues that, if HE is to reclaim its civic function then civic engagement needs to move beyond being a separate strand of activity for universities, instead becoming a guiding principle.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, College Role, Institutional Mission
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Bray, Esther – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2019
The aim of this paper is to share a case study from Brunel University London's Department of Life Sciences, where a change project was established to manage a significant increase in undergraduate student numbers. It gives an insight into the key factors behind the successful implementation of change, in particular focusing on how the project…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Departments, Biological Sciences, Change Strategies
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Roberts-Bowman, Sarah; Smith, Catherine – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2019
As marketisation, stratification and performance measurement besiege Higher Education, managing change becomes a critical leadership and administrative skill. Managing the student experience and organisational reputation take on renewed significance. Yet whilst much attention is paid to quality assurance and validation processes as Higher…
Descriptors: Courses, Course Evaluation, Program Termination, Higher Education
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Rogers, Nicholas M. – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2019
Over a number of years, universities have needed to become more adept at managing change as internal and external factors affect their longer term financial sustainability. That sustainability is, for many institutions, closely linked to how straightforward (or otherwise) it is to recruit student numbers of the right quality from often diverse…
Descriptors: Organizational Change, Sustainability, Student Recruitment, Universities
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Caldwell, Joanne – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2019
This paper will provide insight into the reflective practice that a professional doctorate (EdD) encourages, and how such reflection can affect the professional practice of professional services staff. It concludes with my reflections on how undertaking an EdD has been beneficial, and the self-awareness that I have achieved both from the programme…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Reflection
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Coomber, Ruth – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2019
Professional development is vital for professional service staff but there is little research evidence on how this group engages with development programmes. A cross-sectional study of professional service staff was carried out in two universities who are engaged in the Association of University Administrators Mark of Excellence. The study…
Descriptors: Professional Personnel, Employee Attitudes, Professional Development, Universities
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Holzweiss, Peggy C.; Walker, Daniel W.; Conrey, Meredith – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2019
Working as an administrator in higher education often requires a graduate degree in order to qualify for entry-level positions. Yet, graduate programmes in higher education are often criticised for not adequately training students for their first administrative responsibilities. In this qualitative study, researchers asked a wide range of higher…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Leadership Training, Higher Education, Graduate Study
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Cooper, Oliver – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2019
Gender equality is a high priority for UK universities with research showing that female academics do not progress at the same rate as their male counterparts. Research has been carried out to analyse data across the academic career pathway, from undergraduate student to professorial level, using Uni A as a case study. This research has taken a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Barriers, Females, Womens Education
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