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Killingsworth, Brenda L.; Mansaray, Mahmud A.; Rhodes, Len – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2018
Graduation efficiency is of top concern for institutions of higher education throughout the world. Increasingly, accountability metrics have come under scrutiny as policymakers seek to ensure public resources are efficiently used. Traditionally, higher education policymakers in the USA and Europe have used graduation rate as an accountability…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Higher Education, Accountability, Efficiency
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Lochtie, David John – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2016
As international student migration and comparative education research have increased worldwide, greater interdependency between national Higher Education (HE) systems has developed with policy and practice frequently being shared internationally. As a key player in the international student market the United States of America is especially…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Foreign Students, Influences
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Thrift, Nigel – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2016
This paper examines the future of Western higher education. Situated midway between an analysis and a polemic, it concerns itself with how we might begin to actively design the universities of the future. That will require a productionist account of higher education which is so far sadly lacking. But there are signs that such an account might be…
Descriptors: Universities, Higher Education, Futures (of Society), Educational Trends
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Palfreyman, David – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2013
The accountants Grant Thornton (GT) do a welcome and nice piece of pro bono work by analysing the annual accounts of the UK's 160 (sic) HEIs and compiling a report on "The Financial Health of the Higher Education Sector"--this year entitled "The calm before the storm"! GT duly note that, if the US Department of Education's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Financial Exigency, Financial Problems, Higher Education
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de Wit, Hans; Ferencz, Irina; Rumbley, Laura E. – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2013
The most striking trend in international student mobility over the past forty years is the increase in the number of globally circulating students, from approximately 250,000 in 1965, up to an estimated 3.7 million at present (OECD 2011: 320, UNESCO 2006: 34). Perhaps as important as the growing numbers of students is the fact that the traditional…
Descriptors: Competition, Foreign Countries, Student Mobility, Foreign Students
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Wepner, Shelley B.; Wilhite, Stephen C.; D'Onofrio, Antonia – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2011
The purpose of this paper is to describe how vignettes can be used during an institution's interview process for an education dean. Education deans are confronted with personnel, programmatic, student, and organisational dilemmas on a daily basis. The fundamental responsibilities of the position require education deans to have a strong sense of…
Descriptors: Deans, Job Applicants, Self Concept, Employment Interviews
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Jones, Glyn; Philp, Clare – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2011
The issue of poor student behaviour within higher education institutions (HEIs) has been well documented in recent years. Although the number of reported cases constitutes a very small percentage of the overall student population in the UK, the impact of student misconduct on the rest of the student body and staff in HEIs can be substantial. For…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems
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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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Longden, Bernard; Yorke, Mantz – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2009
Institutional research in UK higher education is rarely consolidated into a central office function. This is in marked comparison to the position of IR in the USA where most universities accord it a high status which is absent from the UK context. The collection, analysis and interpretation of data in the USA appears, on the whole, more systematic…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Institutional Research, Foreign Countries, Intelligence
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Swing, Randy L. – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2009
The varied roles and scope of the field of institutional research (IR) make any overview of this administrative function difficult. In the USA, colleges and universities may have a large, well-defined administrative unit performing data tasks to support decision-making, or they may have only a part-time individual who coordinates basic reporting…
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Higher Education, Decision Making, Educational Assessment
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Ward, David; Douglass, John Aubrey – Perspectives: policy and practice in higher education, 2005
On both sides of the Atlantic, public higher education faces similar challenges in how to maintain and expand access to high quality tertiary education at an affordable cost to students and their families. These challenges undermine assumptions about the cost of higher education that were based upon conditions prevalent during the generation…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, War