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Cook, Mary Curnock – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2018
In 2011, David Willetts issued a White Paper with the title "Students at the Heart of the System". In 2011 the headlines were, inevitably, about the new tuition fee regime which, it was hoped, would change the thinking of university leaders so that they focussed less on research excellence and more on the needs and aspirations of…
Descriptors: College Administration, Institutional Mission, Student Needs, Student Interests
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Kostrykina, Svetlana; Lee, Kerry; Hope, John – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2018
The unprecedented geopolitical and economic shifts across the world have triggered much debate over the re-thinking of internationalisation of higher education (IoHE). This article discusses how a deeper understanding of the knowledge economy paradigm contributes to re-thinking IoHE, and how it reshapes the relations between the west and the rest…
Descriptors: Knowledge Economy, Higher Education, Global Approach, International Education
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Handley, Fiona J. L.; Read, Ann – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2017
In 2011, Southampton Solent University, a post-1992 university in southern England, introduced a new marking scheme with the aims of changing marking practice to achieve greater transparency and consistency in marking, and to ensure that the full range of marks was being awarded to students. This paper discusses the strategic background to the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Grading, Strategic Planning, Evaluation Methods
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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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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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Sabzalieva, Emma – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2015
Largely unknown to most of the world, Kyrgyzstan has a flourishing higher education (HE) sector, with more universities per head than other countries with similar populations. Kyrgyzstan is also a major regional importer of international students in Central Asia. This paper opens up this understudied country in three ways: first, through a brief…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Performance Factors, Interviews
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Wepner, Shelley B.; Henk, William A.; Clark Johnson, Virginia; Lovell, Sharon – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2014
Four academic deans investigated when and how they used interpersonal/negotiating skills to function effectively in their positions. For two full weeks, the deans coded their on-the-job interactions during scheduled meetings, informal meetings, spontaneous encounters/meetings, telephone calls, and select email. Analyses revealed that the…
Descriptors: Leadership Effectiveness, Interpersonal Competence, Deans, Investigations
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Schofield, Mark – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2014
Institutional Research (IR), as a concept, has been gaining traction in the UK and across the world, as evidenced by the growing number of European, African, Australasian and North American associations, communities, conferences and publications. This paper stresses the need for high-quality (Institutional) research behaviours, aligned with and…
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Quality Assurance, Student Experience, Benchmarking
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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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Knight, Jane – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2013
Internationalisation has transformed the higher education landscape around the world and has dramatically changed itself. Some question whether the change is for better or worse given some of the unintended consequences of internationalisation such as commercialisation, diploma and accreditation mills, international rankings and the great brain…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Global Approach, Definitions
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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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Taylor, John – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2013
Higher education institutions are facing increasing pressures to review their curriculum (Uchiyama and Radin 2009). The expectations of stakeholder groups, including students, parents and families, governments, employers and society in general have become increasingly explicit and targeted (Bamber et al. 2009). Universities are expected to play a…
Descriptors: Commercialization, Institutional Characteristics, Delivery Systems, Instructional Leadership
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Brown, Roger – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2012
As the author's contribution to a series marking the Golden Jubilee of the Association of University Administrators, he reflects on changes in quality assurance over the past twenty years and speculates on what the future may hold for quality as the association moves into a new and very different competitive regime. He begins by discussing the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Educational Quality
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Brink, Chris – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2012
The two big events in higher education during 2010 were the implementation of the Equality Act, and the introduction of a new dispensation on fees and funding. The former is intended to promote equality, the latter is premised on the need for economy. In this article, the author focuses on the effect of the latter on the former. He considers this…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Equal Education, Educational Finance, Ethnic Diversity
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Martin, Nicola – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2012
This paper discusses a way of thinking about disability which has emerged out of the UK Disabled People's Movement over the last three decades in opposition to the preceding medical model of disability which viewed disability as synonymous with problem. Disabled people are increasingly challenging the notion that their embodiment is inherently…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Social Attitudes
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