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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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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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Daukilas, Sigitas; Kaciniene, Irma; Vaisnoriene, Daiva; Vascila, Vytautas – Quality of Higher Education, 2008
The article analyzes and assesses factors that have impact upon the quality of eTeaching/learning technologies in higher education; it is on their basis that the concept of eTeaching/learning quality is denied. Research data about the students' motives in choosing various teaching/learning technologies for the development of their competence are…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Distance Education, Virtual Classrooms, Educational Quality
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de Sousa, Fernando Cardoso – Quality of Higher Education, 2007
Students' and lecturers' perceptions of own effectiveness and creativity as teachers are compared, using a survey questionnaire with a sample of 854 students and 254 lecturers of a higher education institution, together with interviews and class observations of lecturers who were selected as examples of creative teaching. Results indicate that…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Creativity, Student Attitudes, Creative Teaching
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Pukelis, Kestutis; Pileicikiene, Nora – Quality of Higher Education, 2006
The article presents the findings of the research into professional development needs of study programme managers at four Lithuanian higher education schools (two universities and two colleges) and a revised methodology for research into study programme managers professional development needs in the didactical domain of teacher qualification…
Descriptors: Teaching Skills, Education Work Relationship, Educational Improvement, Labor Market
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Cisneros-Cohernour, Edith J. – Quality of Higher Education, 2005
This paper focuses on the validity of the research conducted under the leading paradigm in the evaluation of teaching in higher education. Messick's framework on validity is used to identify the strengths and limitations of the research, mostly centered on the study of student ratings of instruction. Critical issues that need to be addressed by…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Teacher Evaluation, Educational Quality
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Kucinskas, Vytolis; Paulauskaite, Alina – Quality of Higher Education, 2005
The article is intended to discuss the features, structure, functions and developmental peculiarities of organizational culture in private colleges. A summary and conclusions of empirical research into organizational culture in private colleges are presented. (Contains 6 tables and 14 figures.)
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Private Colleges, Educational Research, Evaluation Criteria
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Skudiene, Vida – Quality of Higher Education, 2005
The environment for teaching management in Baltic States' universities has undergone profound changes. The factors involved are: greater interaction between classroom teaching and the "real world", market expansion, internationalization, and increasingly diverse students. The author reports on the survey findings from the three…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Administration, Foreign Countries, Management Development
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Stake, Robert E.; Cisneros-Cohernour, Edith J. – Quality of Higher Education, 2004
Campus teaching is not independent of campus politics. Quality of teaching is partly a function of who cares. The complexity of the disciplines taught is not justification for indifference to the needs of students--and the needs of the public, and the state, and the campus administrative offices, and the instructors. Teaching is not merely a…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, College Faculty, Higher Education, Educational Quality
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Valiuskeviciute, Audrone; Druskyte, Ruta; Mikutaviciene, Inga – Quality of Higher Education, 2004
The article presents the research on study quality state at three Lithuanian universities. The research was performed during the spring semester in 2003. Research participants were 669 students, 227 teachers, 126 administration officers and 359 graduates. The outcomes of the research did not aim at revealing the state of study quality in a…
Descriptors: Educational Research, College Students, College Graduates, Administrators
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Patry, Jean-Luc; Gastager, Angela – Quality of Higher Education, 2004
A taxonomy of potential values conflicts in evaluations is presented. Basis is the distinction of types of conflict (aims vs. means conflicts; qualitative vs. quantitative conflicts). Six areas of values are discussed: the ethical, methodical, social and interactive, legal, economic, and personal values. The taxonomy of conflicts between these…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Classification, Values, Conflict
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Lauzackas, Rimantas; Rackauskaite, Aiste; Jaskauskaite, Daiva – Quality of Higher Education, 2004
When independence was restored in Lithuania, a single-stage higher education system that had existed hitherto was reorganised into a multi-stage system with Bachelor, Master and Doctoral programme studies. The analysis of Master studies, as a new and atypical phenomenon in Lithuania, highlights the discrepancies between Master programme curricula…
Descriptors: Masters Programs, College Curriculum, Educational Objectives, Graduate Study