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Iosava, Lela; Roxå, Torgny – Tertiary Education and Management, 2019
The policy making in internationalisation of higher education is shaped at the national level, and influenced by regional policy debates and globalisation trends, but it tends to obscure the perspectives of academics. Much of what has been written in the scholarly literature in this area has focused on institutional strategies and national…
Descriptors: Policy Formation, College Faculty, Foreign Countries, International Education
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Ripoll-Soler, Carlos; de-Miguel-Molina, María – Tertiary Education and Management, 2019
The aim of this study is to compare the results of successful mergers in terms of ranking performance of the so called 'world-class' universities in a European Union context, with a view to identifying the challenges these universities face in their post-merger situation and strategies. After a content analysis, four themes emerged: crucial…
Descriptors: Organizational Change, Reputation, Comparative Education, Universities
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Murphy, Tony – Tertiary Education and Management, 2019
This literature review proposes a mechanism for assessing the extent to which the processes involved in developing blended learning courses are managed. A review of the literature on the development of blended learning courses reveals a wide disparity in how these processes are managed. Emerging from the review is a set of criteria that constitute…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Case Studies, Classification, Comparative Analysis
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Bélanger, Charles; Longden, Bernard; Orozco Quijano, E. Patricia; Razmak, Jamil – Tertiary Education and Management, 2019
What relationships exist between Mexican students and their professors? This paper compares student expectations with their experiences. This comparison is done by analyzing which elements of personality, teaching style and learning environment are valued by Mexican students in the course of their formal university education. The study was…
Descriptors: Mexicans, Student Attitudes, Educational Experience, Educational Environment
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Al-Zawahreh, Abdelghafour; Khasawneh, Samer; Al-Jaradat, Mahmoud – Tertiary Education and Management, 2019
The present study investigated the level of sustainable leadership among a random sample of 170 faculty members employed by one public university in Jordan. The sustainable leadership questionnaire with 15 items was used to carry out the study. The results of the study indicated that the sustainable leadership questionnaire is composed of three…
Descriptors: State Universities, Sustainability, Reputation, Gender Differences
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Pizzuto, Daria – Tertiary Education and Management, 2019
Contemplative faculty are higher education professors who regularly implement contemplative approaches in their teaching to address their students' social and emotional needs, promote creativity and nurture stable behavior. Through an analysis of contemplative faculty narratives this study explored contemplative higher education faculty…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teaching Methods, Mental Health, Emotional Development
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McNaughtan, Jon; García, Hugo A.; Garza, Tiberio; Harwood, Yvonne R. – Tertiary Education and Management, 2019
The rising cost of higher education has driven researchers and practitioners alike to identify areas of waste and search for practices associated with increasing efficiency. One area commonly targeted is human resources, where the dominant narrative focuses on the role of downsizing as a way to decrease cost. In contrast to workforce reduction,…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, College Faculty, Human Resources, College Administration
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de Jorge Moreno, Justo; González Robles, Adriana; Martinez, Antonio; Minero Calvo, Roberto; Miron, Andrada Georgiana – Tertiary Education and Management, 2019
In this study we have used data from Spanish public universities to assess their efficiency in a longitudinal framework between 2008/9-2014/15. To carry out the analysis, two windows data envelopment analysis and intertemporal, non-radial and radial analysis methodologies were compared. The main results show a significant deterioration in…
Descriptors: Efficiency, State Universities, Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies
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Skrbinjek, Vesna; Dermol, Valerij – Tertiary Education and Management, 2019
This research focuses on students' satisfaction and on how students' satisfaction relates to their performance and involvement in study activities in the e-classroom. Our research is a case study at the course level of a business and economics study programme at a private higher education institution in Slovenia. The study is based on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Satisfaction, Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement
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Lauer, Sabine; Wilkesmann, Uwe – Tertiary Education and Management, 2019
This paper examines the relationship between the institutional environment and collegial exchange about teaching at German research universities. With the help of a nationwide survey that targeted full professors, which was conducted 2016-17, seven hypotheses were tested via regression analysis. Our findings show that professors significantly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Universities, College Environment, Collegiality
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Davies, Alex – Tertiary Education and Management, 2019
Failures to standardize the work required to receive equal credit points from different courses make credit points unfit for their official purposes. Moreover, increasingly, institutions are found where students are required to take a high number of courses simultaneously. This study aimed to identify plausible hypotheses about how high…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Universities, College Faculty, Foreign Countries
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Chiteng Kot, Felly – Tertiary Education and Management, 2019
This study uses survey data and administrative records collected over a three-year period to examine the gap between the amount of time students invested and the amount they were expected to invest in academic activities. The sample includes 2232 first-year and final-year undergraduate students at an elite research university in Kazakhstan. The…
Descriptors: Time on Task, Academic Achievement, Expectation, Outcomes of Education
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Seyfried, Markus; Ansmann, Moritz; Pohlenz, Philipp – Tertiary Education and Management, 2019
This paper presents empirical evidence on the adoption, implementation and the perceived effectiveness of quality management in teaching and learning in German higher education institutions. Theoretically, the article combines two new institutionalist approaches: institutional isomorphism and institutional entrepreneurship. Empirically, the study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Entrepreneurship, Adoption (Ideas)
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Zajac, Tomasz Zbigniew; Komendant-Brodowska, Agata – Tertiary Education and Management, 2019
Student attrition is a significant problem and a huge challenge from an institutional point of view. Although completion rates in Poland are lower than in most Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development countries, the problem has not been studied thoroughly. In order to shed light on that problem the aim of this paper is to present the…
Descriptors: Dropouts, College Students, Graduation Rate, Academic Failure
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Tarazona, Mareike; Rosenbusch, Christoph – Tertiary Education and Management, 2019
A variety of studies have shown that social and academic integration are important indicators of future student success and satisfaction. They are therefore an important field of action for higher education development programmes. However, specifications of the theoretical models and empirical representations vary widely between researchers and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Integration, Student College Relationship, College Students
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