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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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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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Holzweiss, Peggy C.; Walker, Daniel W.; Conrey, Meredith – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2019
Working as an administrator in higher education often requires a graduate degree in order to qualify for entry-level positions. Yet, graduate programmes in higher education are often criticised for not adequately training students for their first administrative responsibilities. In this qualitative study, researchers asked a wide range of higher…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Leadership Training, Higher Education, Graduate Study
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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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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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Kleinman, Steven B.; Leidman, Mary Beth; Longcore, Andrew J. – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2018
The following study explores the landscape of grading systems utilised in higher education, focusing on the frequency of different types of assessment scales (including Straight Letter, Plus/Minus, and other alternative policies). Although numerous studies have explored the relationship between university grading system and student behaviour,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Enrollment, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
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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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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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Killingsworth, Brenda L.; Mansaray, Mahmud A.; Rhodes, Len – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2018
Graduation efficiency is of top concern for institutions of higher education throughout the world. Increasingly, accountability metrics have come under scrutiny as policymakers seek to ensure public resources are efficiently used. Traditionally, higher education policymakers in the USA and Europe have used graduation rate as an accountability…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Higher Education, Accountability, Efficiency
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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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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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Henderson, Michelle; Barnett, Rebecca; Barrett, Heather – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2017
Transnational education (TNE) is a fast moving area. The growth of TNE provision across the higher education (HE) sector has meant professional staff have developed considerable experience and knowledge in this field. However, the development of online and distance learning provision combined with the changing TNE landscape has given rise to new…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Professional Personnel
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