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Kirkwood, Jordan – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2019
This paper examines the use of matrices and strategies in mapping personal (professional) development in an individual's career. In order to optimise opportunities, identify positive steps, and make impactful career moves, we must first employ strategies to understand and reflect on who we are, where we want to go, and why. Utilising matrices and…
Descriptors: Individual Development, Professional Development, Career Planning, Career Development
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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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Gallo, Maria L. – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2018
This paper presents research from a small-scale study analysing how graduates and alumni feature in the strategic plans of all Irish universities (n = 7). The data suggest that the word 'graduate' is used to describe the work of the university as an enabler for the graduate, to prepare for the employment to acquire key skills, towards a foundation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Strategic Planning, College Planning, Student Needs
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Sharpe, Rhona – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2018
With recent changes in how UK higher education is funded, universities are operating in a context in which finances are uncertain. It is more important than ever that university leaders are able to manage the finances of their organisations in ways which both provide long-term security and allow for investment in strategically important…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), College Administration, Governance, Finance Reform
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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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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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Taylor, John – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2016
Internationalisation is now a key strategic priority for many universities. As part of this process, universities are increasingly looking to build a number of key strategic partnerships with a small number of like-minded institutions. This paper, based on a detailed study of three such partnerships, seeks to understand and theorise the process by…
Descriptors: International Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Universities, Foreign Countries
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Bouillard, Philippe – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2016
Universities are currently under considerable pressure to reach their stakeholders' expectations. Management tools that use strategic plans, key performance indicators and quality assurance methods are increasingly deployed. This paper aims to demonstrate how resource allocation can be aligned with institutional strategic plans with a very simple…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Quality Assurance, Educational Quality, Resource Allocation
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Diamond, Ian – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2016
Professor Sir Ian Diamond is Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Aberdeen, an appointment he has held since 1 April 2010. He was previously Chief Executive of the Economic and Social Research Council. He was also Chair of the Research Councils UK Executive Group (2004-2009) the umbrella body that represents all seven UK Research…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Efficiency, Professional Associations, Conference Papers
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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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Chan, Jeremy – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2015
China aims to become an innovation-led nation by 2020, but its leadership is generally sceptical--and oftentimes hostile--to the market forces, open exchange of ideas, and creative destruction that have unlocked innovation in other countries. Instead, Beijing hopes to promote innovation in China through a massive expansion in higher education,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Innovation, Higher Education, Knowledge Economy
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Shah, Mahsood – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2013
The renewal of strategy development and implementation is important in the context of the changing higher education landscape. Changing government policy and the political agenda require a university to engage in careful strategy development and implementation which result in long-term sustainability. The political interest of the government will…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Quality Control, Rewards, Strategic Planning
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Taylor, Mark P. – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2013
In the current and foreseeable harsh UK higher education environment, aspiring to best-practice financial management will be key to ensuring the prosperity--and indeed the survival--of any university. In this article I argue that good university financial management should provide stability to the institution, allow for investment as well as…
Descriptors: Money Management, Governance, Strategic Planning, Educational Finance
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Sayers, Nicola – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2011
Scenario planning is a tool which can help organisations and people to think about, and plan for, the long-term future. In basic terms, it involves creating a number of in-depth scenarios (stories), each of which tells of a different possible future for an organisation or issue, and considering how each different future might influence…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Long Range Planning, Colleges, Educational Change
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Franklin, Jim; Robinson, Kate – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2010
"The key needs of Bedfordshire, to improve the participation of its people in higher education and to regenerate its economy, will be best served by a new major access and employment oriented University." This vision statement was adopted by the Board of Governors of the University of Luton on 9 December 2005 on taking the decision to go…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Adult Education, School Districts
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