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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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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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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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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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Cassells, Laetitia; Weber, Caitlin – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2018
This study aimed to determine what the best practice guidelines were for making academic reading material available to visually impaired students at the University of Pretoria (UP) easily and efficiently. A basic literature review of relevant research data was done to help create further context for this study. A semi-structured interview with a…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Visual Impairments, Best Practices, Guidelines
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Murphy, Tony – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2017
This paper considers the likely shape of the next UK Research Excellence Framework (REF). It explores some of the recommendations from the 2016 Stern Review (those concerned with "outputs") and their envisaged impact on the exercise. Drawing on lessons learnt from the previous round of the REF, and some wider commentary, the paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Methodology, Higher Education, Quality Control
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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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Healey, Nigel M. – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2017
For many universities around the world, internationalisation means the recruitment of fee-paying international students (so-called export education) for primarily commercial reasons. For UK universities, international (non-European Union) students account for approximately 13% of their annual revenues, making them highly dependent on international…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Student Interests, Student Needs, Foreign Students
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Andrews, Matthew – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2016
This paper examines the introduction at Oxford Brookes University of a Grade Point Average (GPA) scheme alongside the traditional honours degree classification. It considers the reasons for the introduction of GPA, the way in which the scheme was implemented, and offers an insight into the impact of GPA at Brookes. Finally, the paper considers…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Classification, Honors Curriculum, Program Implementation
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Yemini, Miri – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2015
The discourse on internationalisation has undergone a transformation in recent years, particularly in the sphere of education, where the term's centrality has long been undeniable. This discourse has evolved from a focus on internationalisation's increasing importance in education to a mounting critique regarding the process's utility and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Global Approach, Educational Change, Change Strategies
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Beer, Janet – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2015
This paper presents a lecture given at the 17th Annual Lecture of the Association of University Administrators (AUA). The subject of the lecture is equality and diversity in higher education (HE) leadership, or possibly the absence of equality and diversity. The author focuses on what can be done to ensure that capable women enter HE leadership…
Descriptors: Leadership, Higher Education, Social Justice, Racial Differences
Gander, Michelle – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2014
Everyone has a personal brand. To ensure success at work you need to manage your personal brand which is made up of your tangible and intangible attributes. This paper reviews the literature around personal branding, looks at some of the attributes and discusses ways you can reflect and begin to build your personal brand in a higher education…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Higher Education, Professional Identity, Reflection
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ElObeidy, Ahmed A. – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2014
Traditionally in Arab public universities, presidents are appointed by government authorities. Recently, in uprising Arab countries universities' presidents have been elected by universities' faculty members. Neither traditional nor self-governance pattern succeeded to modernise Arab universities. Reforming patterns of governance is critical for…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Universities, Governance, College Presidents
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Trowler, Vicki – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2013
Student Engagement is the investment of time, effort and other relevant resources by both students and their institutions intended to optimise the student experience and enhance the learning outcomes and development of students, and the performance and reputation of the institution. As such, it has affective, behavioural and cognitive dimensions,…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Student College Relationship, Educational Practices, Leadership Styles
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Clarke, Hugh – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2013
In this paper, the author draws upon his interest, as a psychotherapist, in working with change at a psychological and individual level, and on his experience of the radical changes currently taking place in higher education, specifically the University where he manages several services, including a Counselling Service. Through leading and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Organizational Change, Psychology, Organizational Culture
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