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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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Barratt-Pugh, Llandis GB; Krestelica, Dragana – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2019
This paper argues that higher education managers continually confront the pervasive and corrosive impact of workplace bullying, which appears culturally resilient despite extensive policy regimes. This paper provides a framework for strategic culture change, to reduce the prevalence of bullying behaviour within higher education. While the adverse…
Descriptors: Bullying, Higher Education, College Faculty, Teacher Behavior
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Gander, Michelle – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2018
Professional staff total approximately 23% of staff in universities in the UK, which in 2014/15 was the equivalent of 95,870 individuals (hesa.ac.uk). With their increasing span of responsibility, it is surprising that there has been little research into the careers of these staff. This study, part of a larger careers study, highlights some key…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Personnel, Career Development, Universities
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Shah, Mahsood; Whannell, Robert – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2017
Open access enabling courses have experienced growth in Australia. The growth is evidenced in student enrolments and the number of public and private institutions offering such courses. Traditionally these courses have provided a second chance to many students from various equity groups who have been unable to access tertiary education due to poor…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Electronic Publishing, Academic Standards, Foreign Countries
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Scharoun, Lisa – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2016
Recent federal government programmes in Australia have seen a shift in focus from the international student towards increasing the possibilities for domestic mobility through short- and long-term exchange opportunities. The current New Colombo Plan funding scheme encourages Australian students, who have traditionally undertaken semester-long…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Mobility, Study Abroad, College Students
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Wellings, Paul – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2015
The recent period can only be seen as one of rapid and substantial churn as UK governments have attempted to widen participation, strengthen the national system of innovation and control the direct public costs of higher education. Very similar issues have dominated the debate in Australia. This paper compares the current position of two higher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Higher Education, Universities
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Raban, Colin; Cairns, David – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2014
The English Funding Council has announced its intention to invite tenders for the contract currently held by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), and the Australian government is promoting a Bill to curb the activities of the equivalent body, the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency. This article compares the two…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Higher Education, Administrative Principles, Organizational Effectiveness
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Shah, Mahsood; Hartman, Kylee; Hastings, Graham – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2014
The Australian government recently established a national regulator with responsibilities of registration and accreditation of all kinds of higher education providers including universities. The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) subsumes the functions of the previous Australian Universities Quality Agency (AUQA) with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Higher Education, Student Role
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Shah, Mahsood; Jarzabkowski, Lucy – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2013
The Australian government initiated a review of higher education in 2008. One of the outcomes of the review was the formation of a national regulator, the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), with responsibilities to: register all higher education providers, accredit the courses of the non self-accrediting providers, assure…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Educational Quality, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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Shah, Mahsood; Nair, Chenicheri Sid – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2011
The renewal of quality assurance in Australian higher education comes at a time when the higher education sectors in Australia and around the world are experiencing a number of key challenges. These include: ongoing decline in public funding of universities; the massification of higher education and demand for it during global recession;…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Surveys, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries
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Shah, Mahsood; Nair, Chenicheri Sid – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2011
International education is the third largest export industry in Australia and is worth almost A$20 billion. The last ten years have witnessed significant growth in both onshore and offshore enrolments of international students in Australian universities. The offshore component of all Australian universities has been subject to scrutiny by the…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Higher Education, International Education, Quality Assurance
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Palfreyman, David – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2010
The prime feature of the student's legal relationship with his or her university is that it is governed by contract law, and in all other aspects of life such a contract can be reviewed/investigated by the courts in the event of a dispute between the two parties to the contract. In the world of academe, however, the key aspect of the contract (the…
Descriptors: Courts, Higher Education, Student College Relationship, Colleges
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Lemass, Brett; Stace, Ray – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2010
It is well recognised in the literature that at most academic institutions teaching is undervalued in status and financial terms when compared to research. This article addresses important issues about how higher education managers and administrators can provide transparent navigation guides to what is deemed to constitute high-quality teaching at…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Models
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Langley, David; Heinze, Kathy – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2009
It is not uncommon to find that the research support office in a university or organisation has been, is going through or is about to be restructured. This observation may reflect the ever-changing requirement and roles of those based within these functions, yet it might also be a symptom that traditional models are sub-optimal and below standards…
Descriptors: Research Administration, Administrative Organization, Administrative Change, Research Universities
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Marlin, Chris – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2009
This paper explores some of the implications for research management in universities of the explicit identification of areas of research focus. In particular, it examines how research facilitation can work with research focus to enable universities to organise and project their research capabilities more effectively. This combination of research…
Descriptors: Research Administration, Research Universities, Case Studies, Coordinators
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