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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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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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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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Banerjee, Pallavi Amitava – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2018
In this research informed perspective, I discuss some of the barriers students face during progression to higher education. A crucial role can be played by higher education institutions (HEIs) and other public bodies. I discuss some of the measures taken and critically evaluate these to show how these can be improved. In the absence of a…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Access to Education, Student Participation, Barriers
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Sharpe, Rhona – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2018
With recent changes in how UK higher education is funded, universities are operating in a context in which finances are uncertain. It is more important than ever that university leaders are able to manage the finances of their organisations in ways which both provide long-term security and allow for investment in strategically important…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), College Administration, Governance, Finance Reform
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Harrison, Neil; Waller, Richard – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2017
Practitioners are being placed under increasing pressure to evaluate the success of their outreach activities, both by government and by their own universities. Based in a reductionist doctrine of "evidence-based practice", there is a desire to demonstrate the effectiveness and value-for-money across activities that now account for…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, Program Evaluation, Evidence Based Practice, Evaluation Problems
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Mountford-Zimdars, Anna; Moore, Joanne; Graham, Janet – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2016
This article reviews the idea of contextualising applicants to higher education in order to widen access. First, the meaning of contextualised admissions (CAs) is discussed before laying out the rationale for contextualising applicants and the beneficiaries of the policy. The final sections discuss key critiques of CA and conclude by arguing that…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Admission Criteria, College Admission, Educational Policy
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Millward, Christine V. – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2016
In December 2014, the Office of the Independent Adjudicator (OIA) introduced the "Good practice framework for handling complaints and academic appeals" which will inform external judgement on each university's approach to conflict management from the current academic year 2015-2016. The framework aims to improve the complaint process for…
Descriptors: Student School Relationship, Student Rights, Grievance Procedures, Arbitration
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Hastings, Roscoe; Mansell, Oliver – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2015
At the recent Association of University Administrators (AUA) Annual Conference in Nottingham, UK, the authors presented a session exploring the role that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* (LGBT*) Staff Networks have to play in higher education institutions and explored the best practice to support their successful launch and longevity. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity
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Behrens, Rob – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2015
The prevention and resolution of student complaints are critical factors in maintaining and improving the student experience. Rob Behrens looks at the wider context, drawing on lessons from beyond higher education, to examine the opportunities and possible pitfalls.
Descriptors: Student Experience, Student Problems, Educational Opportunities, Barriers
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Gaskell, Craig; Hayton, Elizabeth – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2015
It is becoming increasingly important to understand multi-campus arrangements in the rapidly changing higher education environment. Some attention has been given to the academic perspectives of such arrangements; however, there is limited published work relating to administrative and professional services. Different approaches are evident and…
Descriptors: Multicampus Colleges, Higher Education, College Administration, Administrator Attitudes
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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
Duncan, David – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2014
The article explores the role of the Registrar (Chief Operating Officer) in a university, and the ways in which we value the contributions of professional, managerial and administrative (PMA) staff. It assesses the conditions in which PMA staff work and describes the professional development opportunities they enjoy. The article goes on to analyse…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Administration, Administrators, Professional Personnel
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Craven, Anne – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2012
Massification of higher education has not been able to solve societal issues in the UK to the extent originally envisaged. Whilst universities have achieved increased student numbers and widened participation from various societal groups, those coming from socially disadvantaged groups can still often have a very different experience of university…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Higher Education, School Holding Power, Economically Disadvantaged
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Cobb, Chris – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2012
Most UK universities can trace their current management information systems back to significant investments made in the 1990s, largely fuelled by concerns about the millenium bug and a change from character interfaces to graphical user interfaces following the introduction of the personal computer. It was during this period that institutions also…
Descriptors: Management Information Systems, Foreign Countries, Computer Interfaces, Technology Uses in Education
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