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Sousa, Fernando Cardoso; Monteiro, Ileana Pardal; Pellissier, René – Quality of Higher Education, 2014
This article presents the development of a small-world network using an adapted version of the large-group problem-solving method "Future Search." Two management classes in a higher education setting were selected and required to plan a project. The students completed a survey focused on the frequency of communications before and after…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, Problem Solving, Social Networks
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Tamuliene, Rasa – Quality of Higher Education, 2014
This article presents the research on support needs of the most vulnerable students in nonuniversity higher education. The research results have revealed that older, part-time students who have family and/or work responsibilities focus on academic information and counselling, foreign language training, distance study centre, legal counselling and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Needs, At Risk Students, Integrated Services
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Žibeniene, Gintaute; Savickiene, Izabela – Quality of Higher Education, 2014
The article presents which conceptions of higher education quality are most acceptable to first-year students of the study field of pedagogy. It is significant to analyse students' opinions as more than 10 years ago the EU member states agreed that higher education institutions bear responsibility for the quality of higher education. Being members…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Quality, College Freshmen, Opinions
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Cisneros-Cohernour, Edith J. – Quality of Higher Education, 2013
This article develops around a qualitative research case study of an instructor teaching an introductory course about students with special needs. Data collection involved document analysis, observations and interviews with administrators, the faculty member, his peers, teaching assistants and students. The case is also a reflective piece on the…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Special Needs Students, Observation
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Leisyte, Liudvika; Westerheijden, Don F. – Quality of Higher Education, 2013
How are stakeholders represented in higher education institutions' decision-making bodies that influence the quality of education, and are their viewpoints taken into account? This paper addresses this question taking into account the empirical evidence from eight countries in Europe. Findings indicate that formal barriers are largely absent, that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Students, Stakeholders
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Zibeniene, Gintaute – Quality of Higher Education, 2013
The article introduces external quality assessment results of first cycle and second cycle study programmes renewed under the Human Resources Development Action Programme 2007-2013 priority direction 2 "Lifelong Learning" (hereinafter the "Programme") through the aspect of planning students' independent work. Problems faced…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Evaluation, College Programs, Higher Education
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Sajiene, Laima; Tamuliene, Rasa – Quality of Higher Education, 2012
The research presented in this article aims to validate quality assessment parameters for student support at higher education institutions. Student support is discussed as the system of services provided by a higher education institution which helps to develop student-centred curriculum and fulfils students' emotional, academic, social needs, and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Environment, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance
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Sjogren, Elaine; Ragnemalm, Eva L.; Tingstrom, Pia; Uhlin, Lars; Abrandt Dahlgren, Madeleine – Quality of Higher Education, 2012
Evaluation of university teachers' performativity has become a common feature of university policies. The Swedish Higher Education Ordinance states that equal attention should be paid to pedagogical skills and research skills when appointing academic staff. Hence, the definition and documentation of pedagogical skills have become increasingly…
Descriptors: Interviews, Focus Groups, Research Skills, Teaching Skills
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Pukelis, Kestutis; Pileicikiene, Nora – Quality of Higher Education, 2012
Higher education provides graduates with both monetary and non-monetary benefits. Globalization and technological developments foster utilitarian approach, therefore the transmission of competences that are relevant in labour market is an important target for higher education institutions. The paper presents findings of research on the match of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Benefits, Education Work Relationship
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Bustos, Antonio; Arostegui, Jose Luis – Quality of Higher Education, 2012
Universities in Europe have been playing an increasingly important role in the institutional evaluation of political and social systems for the last thirty years. Their major contribution to those processes of accountability has been to add methods and safeguards of evaluative research. In this paper we report an illustration of how evaluative…
Descriptors: Research Administration, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Social Services
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Stasiunaitiene, Egle; Norkute, Odeta – Quality of Higher Education, 2011
In this article, relevance of practice during university studies is highlighted, as well as the main stages of its organisation, qualitative parameters, as well as criteria and indicators that validate them are defined. Discussion on the idea that taking into consideration qualitative parameters of organising practice as a component of studies…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Education Work Relationship, Theory Practice Relationship
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Shirbagi, Naser – Quality of Higher Education, 2011
The main purpose of this research is to examine the effectiveness of Student Evaluation of Teaching (SET) from a sample of university teachers' and students' view. The study adopts exploratory descriptive design. Participants of this research were 300 teachers and 600 graduate students from 3 Iranian higher education institutions. A 30-item format…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Faculty Evaluation, Likert Scales
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Pileicikiene, Nora – Quality of Higher Education, 2011
The cooperation of various stakeholders' groups is a prerequisite to develop and realise high-quality study programmes, i.e. during studies to develop skills that are relevant to the labour market and social life. In order to achieve effective stakeholders' cooperation, it is necessary to identify stakeholder's groups relevant to a study programme…
Descriptors: Expertise, Labor Market, Quality Control, Foreign Countries
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Bostrom, Lena – Quality of Higher Education, 2011
The teaching profession has been continually challenged to provide evidence of the effectiveness of teaching and learning methods. The teacher education systems are currently undergoing reforms in Sweden. Hence, it is importance for educational institutions to be aware of the different ways that their student teachers learn and it is importance…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Cognitive Style, Music Education, Foreign Countries
Kohont, Andrej; Nadoh Bergoc, Jana – Quality of Higher Education, 2010
In the article the concept of higher education quality is discussed, putting an emphasis on the concept of quality as a transformation. In this context the teachers are stimulated to use contemporary teaching/learning tools and to take active role in the development and empowerment of learners. The role of human resource management (HRM) is also…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Organizational Culture, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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