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Journal Cover Higher Education Quarterly
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   Hybrid Journal Hybrid journal (It can contain Open Access articles)
   ISSN (Print) 0951-5224 - ISSN (Online) 1468-2273
   Published by John Wiley and Sons Homepage  [1592 journals]
  • Issue Information
    • Pages: 1 - 1
      PubDate: 2018-01-03T12:14:28.495261-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/hequ.12142
  • The state of Higher Education Quarterly
    • Authors: Tatiana Fumasoli
      Pages: 2 - 2
      PubDate: 2018-01-03T12:14:29.661561-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/hequ.12157
  • Exploring regional and institutional factors of international students'
           dropout: The South Korea case
    • Authors: Jisun Jung; Yangson Kim
      Abstract: With an increasing number of international students in South Korea, the issue of retaining these students and reducing their dropout rates has become important. This study explores the multilevel factors that affect the institutional dropout rate among international students in Korea. The research questions are as follows: (a) to what extent do international students drop out from undergraduate or short-term programmes in Korean universities'; (b) what are the regional and institutional factors that determine international students' dropout rates' This study uses the panel data on educational institutions as found in the Higher Education in Korea report, which has been updated annually by the Ministry of Education since 2013. According to the pooled ordinary least square and panel analyses, the results indicate that a range of institutional factors (such as type, size, tuition and research performance of academics) and regional factors (such as regional gross domestic product, inflation and the numbers of foreigners in the region) are all associated with the dropout rates of international students. This study suggests that we need to consider various factors to improve the international students' learning experiences both inside and outside of the campus.
      PubDate: 2017-12-01T02:45:27.627919-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/hequ.12148
  • Developing and testing a method to measure academic societal impact
    • Authors: Paul Phillips; Luiz Moutinho, Pedro Godinho
      Abstract: This paper aims to extend understanding of the business and societal impact of academic research. From a business school perspective, it has taken stock of the role of academic research and relevance in business and society. The proposed conceptual framework highlights the forces influencing the pursuit of academic rigour and relevance in scholarly outputs. A theoretical model for measuring the societal impact of academic journal articles—the Academic Rigour and Relevance Index (AR2I)—was developed. This index comprises six key parameters, which are assessed by three stakeholder groups connected with academic research into business issues, these groups being: business practitioners, society and academics. The behaviour of the AR2I model was evaluated using the Monte Carlo simulation model. Taking into account the relationships between the standard deviations and the differences of classification between articles with different levels of rigour and relevance, it is demonstrated that the AR2I model is an effective tool.
      PubDate: 2017-11-28T18:40:24.084432-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/hequ.12154
  • Whose curriculum is it anyway' Stakeholder salience in the context of
           Degree Apprenticeships
    • Authors: Philip Powell; Anita Walsh
      Abstract: A Degree Apprenticeship model has recently been introduced into the United Kingdom (UK) Higher Education system as part of wider changes to vocational training. The system has experienced numerous rapid changes in regulation and funding, and it is now little understood by many stakeholders. Distinguishing different phases in UK Higher Education, and using a salience model as a lens for analysis, this article identifies and examines stakeholders with regards to their influence on the Higher Education curriculum. The new Degree Apprenticeship model is funded by an employer payroll levy and it requires Higher Education institutions to deliver training to specific standards. This research explores the implications of the model for the Higher Education curriculum, concluding that the direct involvement of employers in the design and delivery of vocational Higher Education introduces untried elements into UK Higher Education on the assumption that the funding requirement will lead to a change in employer behaviour. This, coupled with the opening of Higher Education provision to private providers, transfers power over the curriculum to those with potentially no commitment to wider public values, and may offer a threat to the international standing of UK Higher Education. This article contributes to research in understanding how Higher Education systems respond to, and actors cope with, imposed change.
      PubDate: 2017-11-27T03:31:38.298529-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/hequ.12149
  • Supercomplexity and the university: Ronald Barnett and the social
           philosophy of Higher Education
    • Authors: Søren S. E. Bengtsen
      Abstract: Ronald Barnett's modern classic Realizing the University in an Age of Supercomplexity (published December 1999), has had a crucial impact internationally on the field of Higher Education research and development since the book was published now nearly 20 years ago. Bridging an academic oeuvre across almost 30 years with close to 30 published volumes, Realizing the University in an Age of Supercomplexity plays an important role in the development and transformation of Barnett's social theory of Higher Education into a social philosophy of Higher Education. In the book Barnett performs an important move from a focus on knowledge and epistemology to a focus on being and ontology in relation to Higher Education practices. Barnett shifts his fundamental perspective and view on the relation between universities and the wider society from one of caution and worry to a perspective of hope and vision that fully embraces the future of Higher Education. This way, Realizing the University in an Age of Supercomplexity has not only paved the way for Barnett's own development of a social philosophy of Higher Education, but also contributed invaluably to the rise and maturing of philosophy of Higher Education as a research field in its own right.
      PubDate: 2017-11-27T02:25:20.255569-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/hequ.12153
  • Motivation, organisational support and satisfaction with life for private
           sector teachers in Brazilian Higher Education
    • Authors: Jandir Pauli; Maria José Chambel, Márcia Rodrigues Capellari, Vanessa Rissi
      Abstract: This research aims to investigate the organisational factors that influence the motivation to work and their consequences on health perception and satisfaction with life for teachers in private Higher Education institutions. The study has emerged as a result of the need to understand the teaching profession in Brazil since the implementation of the Higher Education reform, which began in the 2000s and is characterised by a predominantly private expansion. A descriptive quantitative study was conducted with 148 teachers who answered a survey questionnaire. The results demonstrate that perceived organisational support and the relationship with the leader influence teachers' autonomous motivation. In addition, autonomous motivation was observed to partially mediate perceived organisational support, health perception and satisfaction with life; the findings also indicate mediation between the leader–follower relationship (LMX) with their health perception and general satisfaction with life.
      PubDate: 2017-11-22T04:06:16.615851-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/hequ.12152
  • Quality assurance through accreditation: When resistance meets
    • Authors: Dante J. Salto
      Abstract: A large number of countries worldwide have established quality assurance mechanisms in Higher Education, ranging from the long-engrained system (United States) to more recent developments in Europe, Latin America and other regions. This study explores the way Higher Education institutions, as examples of autonomous organisations, respond to a new set of regulatory policies. The analysis of the regulatees shows that university-wide administration has gone beyond the letter of required regulations, toward over-compliance. Far from a stereotype of a main external regulator (accreditation agency) trying to impose the stated regulations and the regulatee simply resisting, the latter adds a kind of self-regulation. Below the university-wide administration, at the programme level—the primary regulatee target of external regulators—matters take more typical, anticipated form. Mixed compliance characterises programme-level responses, including resistance strategies. Findings illuminate not only the Argentine case but also other countries that have established quality assurance agencies.
      PubDate: 2017-11-15T20:45:21.190338-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/hequ.12151
  • Strengthening the university executive: The expanding roles and remit of
           deputy and pro-vice-chancellors
    • Authors: Sue Shepherd
      Abstract: Deputy and pro-vice-chancellors (DVCs and PVCs) are core members of the executive team and play a pivotal role in university management. Nevertheless, they have rarely been the subject of empirical investigation. This study addresses this research gap, utilising a census to examine the size and remit of the DVC and PVC cohort in English pre-1992 universities and map its evolution since 2005. It shows how these universities have increased the number of DVCs and PVCs, created new more managerial variants of the role and extended their collective remit. These developments evidence the extent to which pre-1992 universities have strengthened their executive and adopted a more corporate post-1992 university management model. Yet, despite the advent of new executive-style roles, the endurance of the traditional floating policy PVC testifies to the continued salience of academic leadership—as well as more managerial approaches—in contemporary university management.
      PubDate: 2017-11-15T20:40:22.722858-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/hequ.12150
  • And the sky is grey: The ambivalent outcomes of the California Master Plan
           for Higher Education
    • Authors: Simon Marginson
      Abstract: In the 1960 Master Plan for Higher Education, California in the United States famously combined the principles of excellence and access within a steep three-tiered system of Higher Education. It fashioned the world's strongest system of public research universities, while creating an open access system that brought college to millions of American families for the first time. Since 1960, the Master Plan has been admired and influential across the world. Yet the political and fiscal conditions supporting the Master Plan have now evaporated. California turns away hundreds of thousands of prospective students each year, and the University of California, facing spiralling deficits, finds it more difficult to maintain operating costs and compete with top private universities for leading researchers. The paper discusses the rise and partial fall of the Californian system as embodied in the Master Plan, and identifies general lessons for Higher Education systems.
      PubDate: 2017-09-21T02:55:19.083462-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/hequ.12140
  • Language games: University responses to ranking metrics
    • Authors: Troy A. Heffernan; Amanda Heffernan
      Abstract: League tables of universities that measure performance in various ways are now commonplace, with numerous bodies providing their own rankings of how institutions throughout the world are seen to be performing on a range of metrics. This paper uses Lyotard's notion of language games to theorise that universities are regaining some power over being placed on league tables by creating narratives that manipulate their rankings to promote their own strengths. This paper examines the findings of a study involving university responses to global rankings throughout 2016 produced by two major ranking bodies, Times Higher Education and QS Top Universities. The existing literature has established that ranking tables can be used as a vehicle for humiliation and can produce terrors for all those involved. Thus, the significance of this study's findings is in new ways of theorising university responses to appearing on league tables at a time when academia is a high-stakes activity where institutions’ abilities are measured and reported on at a global scale.
      PubDate: 2017-09-21T02:45:19.484407-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/hequ.12139
  • PhD by publication as an argument for innovation and technology transfer:
           With emphasis on Africa
    • Authors: Simplice A. Asongu; Jacinta C. Nwachukwu
      Abstract: The contribution of African researchers to knowledge by means of scientific publications is low compared to other regions of the world. This paper presents an argument in favour of PhD by publication as a tool for innovation and technology transfer. The conception of PhD by publication used in this study is more suited for doctorates in science and technology. Building on the literature on the key role of a knowledge economy in 21st-century development and catch-up processes, we argue that: (a) in order for PhD dissertations to be more useful to society, they should be harmonised with scientific publications which centre on improving the design and quality of existing and new products in developing countries; (b) obtaining a doctorate degree should not simply be reduced to a change in candidate's title; and (c) the PhD by publication is a more effective route to ensuring that the contribution to knowledge is widely disseminated. The conceptual framework consists primarily of the clarification of the models of PhD by publication and the linkages between the doctoral education, innovation, technology transfer and development catch-up. Implications for scientific research policies in the light of contemporary challenges to African development are discussed.
      PubDate: 2017-09-21T02:40:22.665714-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/hequ.12141
  • After globalisation: A reconceptualisation of transnational Higher
           Education governance in Singapore and Hong Kong
    • Authors: William Yat Wai Lo
      Abstract: Research on transnational Higher Education governance has provided a thesis explaining how East Asian states have successfully selectively blended elements of globalisation in Higher Education with their pre-existing regulatory regimes. However, this paper argues that the thesis overlooks the significance of local politics in understanding the formulation of Higher Education policy, thus insufficiently acknowledging the indeterminacy that arises in the globalisation process. To address this argument, this paper examines the transnational Higher Education development in Singapore and Hong Kong and explains how political resistance and corresponding policy changes that emerged in these two societies help reconceptualise transnational Higher Education governance.
      PubDate: 2017-08-22T04:31:12.062614-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/hequ.12137
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