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Brown, Roger – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2013
The article discusses higher education policies and policy making during the period of the author's direct involvement between the mid-80s and the present. The author points to an increasingly ideological form of policy making which has emphasised the economic role of higher education and created a higher education "market". As the scope…
Descriptors: Evidence, Educational Policy, Higher Education, Policy Formation
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Lane, Laura; Birds, Rachel – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2013
This paper explores the value of explaining contextual admissions policy directives through the conceptual lenses of meritocracy and social reproduction. It is suggested that examining these concepts can assist in highlighting some of the ideological and practical complexities associated with contextual admissions whilst providing opportunities to…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Educational Policy, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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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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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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Palfreyman, David – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2013
Education is often seen as a contrast (or even contest) between being a process of liberal education (with the aim of fostering life-long independent, innovative and creative thinking useful throughout life) and delivering vocational education (immediately applicable skills and competencies, ready for the world of work--"employability").…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Higher Education, Selective Admission, Comparative Education
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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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Beattie, Geoffrey; Johnson, Patrick – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2012
Legislation to outlaw discrimination has existed for over forty years. The Equality Act (2010) states that it is unlawful for an employer to discriminate against a candidate for a job because of their age, disability, race, belief, sexual orientation or gender in any part of the recruitment process--in job descriptions, person specifications,…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Recruitment, Employment Practices, Equal Opportunities (Jobs)
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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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Lewis, Kenton; Hammond, John; Horvers, Kea – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2012
Not for the first time in its history, the UK Higher Education sector finds itself in a position of significant financial constraint. The current coalition Government's actions to address the budget deficit have led to sweeping cuts across many public sector departments, but it is higher education that has seen the most draconian reduction in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Audits (Verification), Public Sector, Financial Support
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Craven, Anne – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2012
Massification of higher education has not been able to solve societal issues in the UK to the extent originally envisaged. Whilst universities have achieved increased student numbers and widened participation from various societal groups, those coming from socially disadvantaged groups can still often have a very different experience of university…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Higher Education, School Holding Power, Economically Disadvantaged
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Ruebain, David – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2012
Perhaps more than any other country in Europe, the UK has well-established equality law and practice, originating with the Race Relations Act of 1965, but based on a longer history of struggle for equality. In 2011 public bodies, including higher education institutions (HEIs), were required to respond to the implementation of the Equality Act…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Race, Racial Relations, Social Change
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Gaskell, Craig; Dickinson, Kate – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2012
This article tells the story of a conversation-based review process and subsequent re-structuring that has transformed the supporting administrative infrastructure at the Scarborough campus of the University of Hull into a highly centralised model, breaking long-standing organisational silos and putting the student perspective into central focus.…
Descriptors: Universities, College Administration, Administrative Organization, Centralization
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Langley, David – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2012
In this article, the author reflects on research management and administration (RMA) as a profession. RMA arose from the need to manage growth in the number and complexity of research awards over the last fifty years, and is an activity and profession that continues to mature. It has grown in parallel with the increasing complexity of research…
Descriptors: Research Administration, Foreign Countries, School Business Relationship, Innovation
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Birds, Rachel – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2012
Conversations with colleagues across the sector suggest that the use of mentoring as an organisational development tool in higher education (HE) is increasing. In an era where universities are constantly urged to do more with less, it offers a potential means of using the institution's own staff to train and support each other, thus maximising the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Mentors, Staff Development, Technical Occupations
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