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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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Shah, Mahsood; Vu, Hai Yen; Stanford, Sue-Ann – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2019
The last decade has witnessed a significant growth of private higher education around the world. The growth included the number of private education providers, and also the growing number of students. While some countries are experiencing trend growth, others are witnessing decline. Some of the reasons for the decline include increased regulation…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Trend Analysis, Outcomes of Education, Ethics
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Langa, Patrício V.; Swanzy, Patríck; Law, David – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2019
This article considers how the decisions of the UK government, following the Brexit referendum, may impact on higher education in Africa. Ghana and South Africa are the two countries chosen to exemplify the claim that academic staff in African higher education will lose opportunities to acquire experience in British universities. Academic mobility…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Politics of Education, Political Issues, Higher Education
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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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MacFarlane, Karen – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2019
The UK higher education system has become increasingly competitive and stratified prompting calls for a reclaiming of the civic role of universities. This paper argues that, if HE is to reclaim its civic function then civic engagement needs to move beyond being a separate strand of activity for universities, instead becoming a guiding principle.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, College Role, Institutional Mission
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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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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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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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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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Moriña, Anabel – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2019
Through the opinions expressed by 20 Spanish faculty members, this article describes the key elements of a blended learning training programme on disability. Qualitative evaluation was carried out using semi-structured group interviews and open-ended written questionnaires. Satisfaction with the training programme was analysed and its strengths…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Disabilities, Blended Learning
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Qudah, Sumayyah; Davies, Julie; Deakin, Ria – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2019
The quality of working life (QoWL) has preoccupied practitioners and management scholars since the 1960s [Grote, G., and D. Guest. 2017. "The Case for Reinvigorating Quality of Working Life Research." "Human Relations" 70 (2): 149-167. doi:10.1177/0018726716654746], while satisfaction and occupational stress for professional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Quality of Working Life, Universities, College Faculty
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Melling, Lindsay – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2019
There has been an increasing interest in the lived experiences of professional services staff working in the higher education sector, but little attention has been given to the role that job title plays in the shaping of working identities for this group of staff. This qualitative study employed semi-structured interviews to explore the…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, School Personnel, Higher Education, Research Universities
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Carey, Philip – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2018
There is a strong focus on the importance of student engagement in higher education, with increasing attention on how students can participate in their university's decision-making processes. Yet, although the concept appears to be almost universally accepted, it is rarely problematised. This has led some commentators to conclude that student…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Learner Engagement, Foreign Countries, College Choice
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