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Hosier, Maeve; Hoolash, Bheshaj Kumar Ashley – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
This paper explores the effect of methodological choice on global Higher Education Institutions' (HEI) rankings, and the effect of choices regarding League Table and Ranking Systems (LTRSs) upon decision-making and policy. LTRSs are identified as heuristics to aid decision-making about HEIs. The paper examines the methodological choices commonly…
Descriptors: Universities, Higher Education, Achievement Rating, Reputation
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Lee, Nicolette; Loton, Daniel – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
Capstones, as culminating educational experiences, are expected to meet many purposes: synthesis and application of prior learning, developing skills and attributes related to employability, and more recently, quality assurance. However, research has not yet identified a comprehensive list of capstone purposes or considered how multiple purposes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Teaching Methods
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Wilkinson, Clare – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
The principle that research should demonstrate impact is now a central driver in UK research policy, with some describing the UK as having undergone a 'culture change' in regards to evidencing the value and contribution of academic research (Watermeyer, R. 2012. "From Engagement to Impact? Articulating the Public Value of Academic…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Faculty, Transfer of Training, Research Skills
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Kumar, Swapna; Johnson, Melissa – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
This study focused on the mentoring experiences of 10 faculty members during the dissertation stage of two online professional doctoral programs. Interview data provided insight into the strategies used by the professors in the areas of virtual communication, research design and dissertation development, and psychosocial support, and the…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Doctoral Dissertations, Electronic Learning, Mentors
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Horn, Aaron S.; Horner, Olena G.; Lee, Giljae – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
Researchers in higher education frequently evaluate institutional effectiveness as the difference between an actual and predicted graduation rate, but little is known about whether such a method is reliable or valid. This study examines the measurement properties of effectiveness scores derived from regression residuals for community colleges in…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Two Year Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Raw Scores
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Fuller, Daniel; Beynon, Malcolm; Pickernell, David – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
Third Stream Activity (TSA) is increasingly important to UK universities and the wider economy, through innovation and entrepreneurship. Using data from the 2009/2010 UK Higher Education Business and Community Interaction Survey, this study investigates UK universities' TSA. Through considering the data in original and logged forms, two…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Universities, Innovation, Business Administration
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Yürekli Kaynardag, Aynur – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
Pedagogical competencies of instructors play a crucial role in improving the quality of the teaching and learning in higher education institutions. However, in many countries worldwide, pedagogical training is not a requirement for being an instructor at a university [Postareff, L., S. Lindblom-Ylänne, and A. Nevgi. 2007. "The Effect of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance
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Denovan, Andrew; Dagnall, Neil; Dhingra, Katie; Grogan, Sarah – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
University life can be stressful, and accurate measurement of perceived stress is important for research and practice. However, despite widespread use, disagreement persists regarding the latent structure of the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS), which poses serious consequences for how the measure should be administered. Furthermore, factorial…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Stress Management, College Students, Gender Differences
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Davies, Chantal; Healey, Ruth – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
In spite of a number of drivers for change in the pursuit of gender equality in higher education in the UK and beyond, the gender gap in research activity is still widely recognised across most subject disciplines. Over recent years, mentoring strategies have often been seen as the Alexandrian sword capable of cutting the gender deficit 'Gordian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Gender Bias, Gender Differences
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Padilla-Angulo, Laura – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
Drawing on Ajzen's (1991. "The Theory of Planned Behavior." "Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes" 50 (2): 179-211) theory of planned behavior and entrepreneurship education (EE) theory, this article examines the role of student associations in developing students' entrepreneurial intentions (EI) at early…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Business Administration Education, Entrepreneurship, Student Organizations
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Tiainen, Tarja; Berki, Eleni – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
Women's under-representation in the fields of science and technology is strong; both in software houses and academic posts. We focus on the academic field by gender sensitive analysis of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) academics. The general picture given by statistics' meta-analyses illustrates male dominance even in Finland, which…
Descriptors: Gender Bias, Science Education, Technology Education, Information Technology
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Cvetkovski, Stefan; Jorm, Anthony F.; Mackinnon, Andrew J. – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
This study examines the mental health trajectories of future/current undergraduate university students relative to their age-matched community peers from the ages of 15 to 21. It analysed data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia survey. The sample comprised 442 students and 1292 peers. Mental health was assessed with the…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Undergraduate Students, Foreign Countries, Socioeconomic Status
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Ingleby, Ewan – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
This paper is about HE in FE (higher education in further education) in England. The content reflects on the nature of this form of higher education by presenting research findings from a qualitative inductive research study. The policy-makers ideally wish to see higher education leading to vocational expertise and employability. The research has…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Employment Potential
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Feiz, Davood; Dehghani Soltani, Mahdi; Farsizadeh, Hossein – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
The purpose of current research is to study the effect of knowledge sharing on the psychological empowerment of faculty members considering the intermediary (mediating) role of organizational memory in Semnan University. To study research variables, three standard questionnaires were distributed among 334 faculty members of the studied sample.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Empowerment, Sharing Behavior
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Lindvig, Katrine; Lyall, Catherine; Meagher, Laura R. – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
The literature on interdisciplinary higher education is influenced by two overall trends: one looks at the institutional level of specially designed interdisciplinary institutions, while the other assesses individual interdisciplinary educational activities. Much less attention is given to the processes of creating interdisciplinary education…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Higher Education, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices
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