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Community college men and women: a test of three widely held beliefs about who pursues computer science

Efforts to increase the number of women who pursue and complete advanced degrees in computer and information sciences (CIS) have been limited, in part, by a lack of research on pathways into and out of community college CIS classes. This longitudinal study tests three widely held beliefs about how to increase the number of CIS majors at four-year universities, particularly among females. Data were collected from 741 women and men from 15 community colleges in California who enrolled in an introductory programming class. The results highlight the importance of preparation and interactions with professors for male students, and of motivational, relational, and behavioral factors for female students, specifically peer support, expectations for success in computing, and computer gaming.

Efforts to increase the number of women who pursue and complete advanced degrees in computer and information sciences (CIS) ...  Show Full Abstract  

Authors: Denner, Jill; Werner, Linda; O'Connor, Lisa;
Date: 2014
Geographic subjects: United States; North America
Journal title: Community college review
Resource type: Article
Subjects: Gender; Pathways; Higher education;

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Insights into the working experience of casual academics and their immediate supervisors

The increasing use of casual university academics has been an issue of concern to researchers and commentators for some time. Research to date has tended to focus on the plight of casuals who aspire to permanent positions, and emphasising issues such as career dissatisfaction, exploitation, and marginalisation. Little evidence has been gathered that quantifies the views of casuals more broadly. Less still has been gathered on the perceptions of the immediate supervisors of casuals. This article seeks to compare the perceptions of a cohort of casuals and their immediate supervisors. Both quantitative and qualitative data are gathered via a survey of academic staff employed in the business faculty of a large metropolitan university. The survey results indicate, among other things, a high level of mutual satisfaction between casuals and their immediate supervisors. Casuals also expressed a high level of general satisfaction with their work as casual staff. These and other findings are discussed in some detail.

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Authors: Davis, D.; Perrott, B.; Perry, L. J.
Date: 2014
Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania
Journal title: Australian bulletin of labour
Resource type: Article
Subjects: Providers of education and training; Employment; Management;

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Career support for career developers: a review of the literature

This review will synthesise careers guidance and organisational literature to identify how universities can meet the careers and employability needs of part-time students in employment ('career developers'). The review will: (1) clarify the career development needs of part-time students who are already in employment; and (2) make recommendations as to the role careers services can play in supporting this development.

This review will synthesise careers guidance and organisational literature to identify how universities can meet the careers ...  Show Full Abstract  

Authors: Higgins, Holly
Date: 2012
Resource type: Report
Subjects: Career development; Research; Students;

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Real Prospects 2011: the reality of UK graduate employment, as told by graduates [employer report]

Graduates looking for their first job need more than just labour market information, they also need to know how the labour market operates. Unfortunately information about graduate labour market experience is often difficult to find and expensive to collect. The Real Prospects project aims to plug this information gap by working with employers, universities and graduate employees to find out how previous generations of graduates have succeeded in negotiating the graduate labour market. [This report explores] how employees manage the transition between higher education and employment and ask graduates what more they think universities could do to help students prepare for working life. [It] also examine[s] how they feel about their current job and ask what they would like to see employers offer in terms of career development support. This report examines the experiences of the respondents who graduated between 2000 and 2010 and are employed on full-time fixed-term or permanent contracts. [This report] uncovers how they found their current role and what they think about the training and support they receive from their employer. It also explores what makes a good graduate job and asks graduates, in which sectors do they feel most confident about their job security.

Graduates looking for their first job need more than just labour market information, they also need to know how the labour ...  Show Full Abstract  

Corporate authors: Graduate Prospects (Firm)
Date: 2011
Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe
Resource type: Report
Subjects: Students; Labour market; Employment;

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Greater involvement and interaction between industry and higher education

There is a significant and urgent challenge in Australia to set the scene for a steady transformation in industry/business-university relationship and interaction. This interaction needs to occur across the broad spectrum of industries and businesses and should not be restricted to 'big business' or major industry sectors. This paper looks at the need for a more enhanced partnership between the business community and higher education.

There is a significant and urgent challenge in Australia to set the scene for a steady transformation in ...  Show Full Abstract  

Authors: Fischer, Joe; Belcher, Rod; Cairney, Trevor;
Date: 2002
Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania
Resource type: Paper
Series name: Position paper (Business/Higher Education Round Table)
Subjects: Higher education; Industry; Governance;

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Real Prospects 2011: the reality of UK graduate recruitment, as told by graduates [higher education institution report]

Graduates looking for their first job need more than just labour market information, they also need to know how the labour market operates. Unfortunately information about the graduate labour market is often difficult to find and expensive to collect. The Real Prospects project aims to plug this information gap by working with employers, universities and graduate employees to find out how previous generations of graduates have succeeded in negotiating the graduate labour market. [This report examines] how graduates manage the transition between higher education and employment and ask employees what more they think universities could do to help students prepare for the world of work. [It] also examine[s] how respondents feel about their current job and ask what they would like to see employers offer in terms of career development support. This report examines the experiences of the respondents who graduated from a UK university between 2006 and 2010 having studied full-time on a three year course. It asks what kind of work experience they did and explores what more universities could do to help students gain work experience while they are studying. The report also asks what career development activities Real Prospects graduates took advantage of, and reveals how they think careers services could improve the support they offer to students and graduates.

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Corporate authors: Graduate Prospects (Firm)
Date: 2011
Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe
Resource type: Report
Subjects: Students; Employment; Higher education;

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Indicators of the UAE higher education sector 2012: volume 1: abridged

This report provides information and data about the United Arab Emirates (UAE) higher education sector. It covers: the institutions; indicators; human capital; research and innovation; academic programs; students and the learning environment; international comparisons; defects in the data (gaps in the data, incorrect data, and infeasible data); how to improve the data collection process; and future activities.

This report provides information and data about the United Arab Emirates (UAE) higher education sector. It covers: the ...  Show Full Abstract  

Corporate authors: Center for Higher Education Data and Statistics (CHEDS)
Date: 2012
Geographic subjects: United Arab Emirates; Middle East
Resource type: Report
Series name: Indicators of the UAE higher education sector report
Subjects: Higher education; Providers of education and training; Students;

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Mapping Australian higher education 2014-15

This report is the third in an annual Grattan series that puts key facts and analysis about the higher education sector in one place. Recent graduates are finding it increasingly difficult to find fulltime work. Despite slower transitions from university to career, graduates still earn significantly more than people finishing their education at Year 12. This report includes new research showing that graduates of sandstone universities and of technology universities earn about six per cent more than graduates of other universities over a 40-year career. Yet field of study is a greater driver of income differences among graduates than is university attended. For example, a graduate who chose engineering at any university over science is likely to earn more than a graduate who chose science at a sandstone university.

This report is the third in an annual Grattan series that puts key facts and analysis about the higher education sector in ...  Show Full Abstract  

Authors: Norton, Andrew; Cherastidtham, Ittima
Date: 2014
Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania
Resource type: Report
Series name: Grattan Institute report
Subjects: Higher education; Income; Providers of education and training;

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The critical importance of lifelong learning: a policy statement

This position paper aims to establish the significance of lifelong learning in the Australian context. Drawing on analyses of lifelong learning policies and practices in Australia and other OECD countries the paper seeks to identify a number of policy priorities for government, particularly in the areas of lifelong learning, business and higher education. The policy priorities presented for consideration attempt to provide a starting point for policy orientated discussion and should be considered by all stakeholders, including federal and state governments, business, universities, and other providers of education.

This position paper aims to establish the significance of lifelong learning in the Australian context. Drawing on analyses ...  Show Full Abstract  

Corporate authors: Business/Higher Education Round Table (Australia) (B-HERT)
Date: 2001
Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania
Resource type: Paper
Series name: Position paper (Business/Higher Education Round Table)
Subjects: Lifelong learning; Policy; Governance;

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Handbook of the recognition of prior learning: research into practice

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is emerging as a distinct area of academic research with a growing body of scholarly literature. This handbook, organised thematically, consolidates the major research findings of experienced RPL researchers from around the world, identifying future research directions and drawing together evidence-based implications for policy and practice.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is emerging as a distinct area of academic research with a growing body of scholarly ...  Show Full Abstract  

Authors: Harris, Judy; Wihak, Christine; Van Kleef, Joy
Date: 2014
Resource type: Book
Subjects: Pathways; Higher education; Skills and knowledge;

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