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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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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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Roberts, Ashleigh G. – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2018
Universities are breaking away from the academic apprenticeship-type PhD model towards more individualised and collaborative programmes. Papers published in peer-reviewed academic journals on this topic were compiled to investigate the conversation surrounding PhD reform. Important considerations derived from the literature were that PhD…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Educational Change, Job Skills
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Rao, Namrata; Hosein, Anesa – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2017
The Green Paper "Fulfilling our Potential: Teaching Excellence, Social Mobility and Student Choice" [BIS. 2015. Sheffield: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Johnson Morgan, Melissa; Finkelstein, Joanne – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2017
Getting a good and relevant education is difficult enough to achieve within a context where social and economic needs are constantly unsettled by political policy. The public funding of the education sector has become a contested arena irrespective of a government's ideology. Recent graduates from various disciplines from Town Planning to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Education Work Relationship, Student Educational Objectives
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Shepherd, Sue – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2017
Pre-1992 English universities are changing the way they appoint their deputy and pro-vice-chancellors (PVCs). Traditionally, PVC posts were filled by internal secondment from within the professoriate, but these days an increasing number are appointed by means of external open competition involving advertisement and/or executive search. So has this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Credibility
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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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Purcell, Wendy M.; Beer, Julian; Southern, Rebekah – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2016
Higher education in the UK is a success story and what we do matters to society. Income is earned by delivering value--and that's clearer now in this new arena of student fees and research impact. Clarity about what we're really good at--academic programmes, learning approach and/or research theme--and communicating that powerfully is what it…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Higher Education
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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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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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Sia, E. K. – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2014
This paper provides an overview of transnational higher education (THE) in Uzbekistan. It includes a brief account of THE current and future market trends. The data, gathered from a literature search, show that the demand for THE (off-campus) is growing even faster than the demand for international (on-campus) programmes. This paper then provides…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational History, Educational Trends
Hogan, John – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2014
Just who are "administrators" in UK higher education? The definition of administrators is explored and it is argued that it has changed to become looser. Administrative roles are now much more diverse. Technological changes have created new roles and opportunities with progression opportunities for some staff. The statistical evidence…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Administrator Role, Higher Education, Public Agencies
Birds, Rachel – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2014
This paper examines the role of reflexivity in supporting middle managers in understanding and facilitating large-scale change management projects in their organisations. Utilising an example from a UK university, it is argued that the development of a conceptual model to fit local circumstances enables deeper understanding and better informed…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Decision Making, Educational Change
Alsford, Sally; Rose, Christine – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2014
This case study gives an analytical account of institutional development in induction provision. Driven by student experience concerns, a London post-1992 University set up an "enhanced induction project" to provide a more integrated, personalised approach through more coordinated processes. In a large, diverse context, university-wide…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Orientation, Action Research
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