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O'Neill, Michael – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2019
The UK's HE system is mired in public debate around 'grade inflation', and there is substantial pressure to address the perceived devaluation of degrees through blunt policy measures such as modifying classification algorithms. Policy-makers should be aware of the impact of their actions upon students' learning; this article frames some of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Academic Degrees, Classification
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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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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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Gardner-McTaggart, Alexander – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2018
For the 'global middle classes', cultural reproduction increasingly involves the international school as they promise considerable distinction [Bourdieu, P. 1984. "Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste." Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press] granting University passage past Anglo gate-keepers. This paper draws on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Advanced Placement Programs, International Schools, Educational Policy
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Brown, Roger – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2018
After climate change, rising economic inequality is the greatest challenge facing the advanced Western societies. Higher education has traditionally been seen as a means to greater equality through its role in promoting social mobility. But with increased marketisation higher education now not only reflects the forces making for greater inequality…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Equal Education, Social Mobility, Social Justice
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Hughes, Claire; Thomas, Helen – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2017
This paper discusses some research which was undertaken to explore perceptions around quality assurance within collaborative partnership (CP) working, from a range of internal and external stakeholders. The responses we received are being used to enhance policy and processes and inform the development of guidance materials to support all…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Quality Assurance, Educational Innovation, Educational Policy
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Budd, Richard – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2017
There is no shortage of literature addressing the range of reasons why more disadvantaged groups are underrepresented in higher education--and particularly elite universities--in the UK, and it is clear that this has little to do with any real deficiency in terms of ability. This paper begins with an overview of this issue but then extends the…
Descriptors: Colleges, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Academic Degrees
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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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Law, David – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2016
This article outlines some of the policy issues currently faced by research-based universities in the Netherlands. The focus is on four leading universities (University of Amsterdam: UvA; Free University of Amsterdam: VU; Leiden University; and Delft University of Technology: TUD). The author visited these institutions as part of a Study Tour…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Research Universities, Educational Policy
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Fisher, Andrew – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2016
In a competitive market, the exit of those suppliers who cannot offer an attractive product at an attractive price is seen as desirable. However, the consequences for consumers when their own supplier leaves the market in an unplanned or disorderly way may be undesirable. Exit regimes exist in regulated markets to ensure that consumers are not…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, School Closing, College 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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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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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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Pellegrino, Jeffrey Louis; Snyder, Charity; Crutchfield, Nikki; Curtis, Cesquinn M.; Pringle, Eboni – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2015
To engage students and meet institutional goals, higher education leaders need to leverage the institutional knowledge of their staff and their professional competencies. Evidence based decision-making provides a stepping-stone to strategic staffing practices. Strategically developing and retaining staff members moves the conversation from…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Meta Analysis, Case Studies, Empowerment
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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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