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Hora, Matthew T.; Bouwma-Gearhart, Jana; Park, Hyoung Joon – Review of Higher Education, 2017
In this article the authors report findings from a practice-based study that examines the cultural practices of data use among 59 science and engineering faculty from three large, public research universities. In this exploratory study they documented how faculty use teaching-related data "in the wild" using interviews and classroom…
Descriptors: Data, Decision Making, Accountability, College Faculty
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Renn, Kristen A. – Review of Higher Education, 2017
Based on a qualitative, comparative, multiple case study of the contributions and status of 21st century women's colleges and universities, this article analyzes the topic of women's access to postsecondary education in ten nations. Despite decreasing numbers of women-only institutions in some regions (e.g., North America), the sector is growing…
Descriptors: Females, Womens Education, Access to Education, Higher Education
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Shahjahan, Riyad Ahmed – Review of Higher Education, 2010
There is scant research literature on the interconnection between spirituality and the practices of faculty of color teaching social justice in the higher education classroom. This paper is based on a qualitative study that examined 15 spiritually minded activist scholars (who are all racially minoritized) in Canadian universities. The analysis…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Universities, Religious Factors, College Faculty
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Rajagopal, Indhu – Review of Higher Education, 2004
This paper examines limited-term full-time faculty (LTFTs) in Canadian universities in 1991-1992 in response to the author's survey. It addresses the following issues: the faculty hierarchy, the characteristics of LTFTs, career paths, career aspirations and job prospects, barriers to achieving tenure-stream positions, workloads, perceptions of…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Vertical Organization, Teacher Characteristics, Career Development
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Armenti, Carmen – Review of Higher Education, 2004
This research explores the maternal and career progression decisions of different generations of women professors in Canada. Nineteen women, interviewed in-depth, reveal how they carefully plan childbearing and childrearing experiences around their demanding work schedules, by having May babies or posttenure babies. Results demonstrate the need…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, College Faculty, Mothers, Tenure
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Jones, Glen A.; Skolnik, Michael L. – Review of Higher Education, 1997
Reports a national survey (1994-95) of governing boards and board members of Canadian universities. Outlines the context for the study, methodology, and results concerning the characteristics of governing boards and board members, the work of board members, the role of boards and members, and major differences between university governing boards…
Descriptors: Agency Role, College Planning, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education
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Rosenblum, Gerald; Rosenblum, Barbara Rubin – Review of Higher Education, 1997
Explores changes in academic jobs and career trajectories by examining shifts in faculty employment patterns in Canadian universities (excluding Quebec). Discusses the general history of job entitlements, then the experiences of 15 cohorts of entrants to university teaching, and examines how these findings contribute to the debate on the future of…
Descriptors: Career Development, College Faculty, Educational Trends, Employment Patterns
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Jones, Glen A. – Review of Higher Education, 1993
A survey of 521 University of Toronto (Ontario) faculty investigated whether and how faculty attempt to influence government policy. Results indicate that over one-quarter had been politically active during the previous year. Faculty are involved in a number of policy areas, some personal and often related to their area of study. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Activism, College Faculty, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Bell, Stephen – Review of Higher Education, 1992
A study of 394 faculty in nine Ontario (Canada) Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology found many engaged in a wide range of research activities supported by various formal institutional mechanisms. Most faculty were interested in doing more research. Research was largely applied rather than scholarly, but a small core pursued scholarly…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Faculty Publishing, Foreign Countries
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Zeller, Nancy – Review of Higher Education, 1995
Describes the current status of postsecondary distance education (DE) in the United States and Canada, focusing on ways in which DE can be used to further local or national policy goals. Presents four examples of DE policies and programs, each representing a different focus (laissez-faire, consortium, coordinating board, and comprehensive). (MDM)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Comprehensive Programs, Consortia, Cooperative Programs
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Skolnik, Michael L. – Review of Higher Education, 1986
The methodological problems involved in research on the impact of financial restraint and factors that limit the effectiveness of university briefs that attempt to determine financial needs are examined. The role of "academic quality" in the debate on higher education funding is emphasized. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: Budgets, Educational Finance, Educational Quality, Financial Needs