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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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Kaminskiene, Lina; Stasiunaitiene, Egle – Quality of Higher Education, 2013
The article identifies the validity of assessment of non-formal and informal learning achievements (NILA) as one of the key factors for encouraging further development of the process of assessing and recognising non-formal and informal learning achievements in higher education. The authors analyse why the recognition of non-formal and informal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Assessment, Higher Education, Validity
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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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Juknyte-Petreikiene, Inga – Quality of Higher Education, 2013
The article reviews forms of higher education internationalisation at an institutional level. The relevance of theoretical background of internationalised study quality assessment is highlighted and definitions of internationalised studies quality are presented. Existing methods of assessment of higher education internationalisation are criticised…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Assessment, International Education, Higher Education
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Patry, Jean-Luc; Gastager, Angela – Quality of Higher Education, 2012
Whenever evaluations are done, there are antinomies of interests both within and between stakeholders. To account for such antinomies, taxonomy has been developed which will be presented and discussed using the peer review processes in university evaluations as example. The taxonomy contains four dimensions: a) seven values domains are…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Peer Evaluation, Taxonomy, Conflict
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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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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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Savickiene, Izabela – Quality of Higher Education, 2011
This article aims to solve the following problematic issue: how the most essential elements of student learning achievement evaluation should be properly designed? The answers are pursued by the validation of identification of evaluation types, formulation of evaluation criteria and choice of assessment methods. Designing of the most essential…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Student Evaluation
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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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Misiunas, Mindaugas; Stravinskiene, Inga – Quality of Higher Education, 2010
The article reasons the aspect of change and transition in higher education institutions implementing quality management systems. Psychological and behavioural responses of high school staff towards quality management system being implemented are discussed; transition phases of the employees are introduced; specific features of staff management in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Total Quality Management, Personnel Management, Resistance to Change
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