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Articulation visibility at two-year colleges

Articulation between two-year colleges and universities provides a critical opportunity for potential students. Most institutions declare their support of articulation; however, the visibility of this support to potential students is inconsistent at best. Articulation agreements that are visible and easily understood by potential students serve as a motivation to the pursuit of higher education. Conversely, the lack of a complete, visible path to a baccalaureate degree is a powerful deterrent to enrollment. For this study, articulation is a coordinated effort and process to support efficient transfer between institutions of higher education (DeMott, 1999). The purpose of this study is to explore the general visibility of existing articulation opportunities at two-year colleges. The visibility of articulation agreements is a critical practical factor in their potential positive impact on student behavior and success.

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Authors: Fincher, Mark; Sharp, Lance; Burks, James;
Date: 2014
Geographic subjects: United States; North America
Journal title: Community college journal of research and practice
Resource type: Article
Subjects: Providers of education and training; Pathways; Policy

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A statistical study of Canadian university enrolments, graduates, and the future professoriate: analysis of available data sources

The use of methods for the analysis of categorical data, in order to predict the number of full-time university teachers in Canada from 1998 to 2018, are studied. In chapter one, the problem, i.e. the impact of the production of Canadian doctoral graduates from 1998 to 2018 and the demand for university education from 1976 to 1998 on the professoriate from 1998 to 2018, is presented. Chapter two contains a review of literature on some aspects of university education, in addition to a presentation of the surveys that will be used for the analysis. In chapter three, a review of literature on methods for analyzing categorical data is presented. The proportional odds model and Binder’s method for taking account of the sample design when estimating the variance of a parameter are described.

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Authors: Fontaine, Catherine
Date: 2000
Geographic subjects: Canada; North America
Resource type: Thesis
Subjects: Statistics; Participation; Students;

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Embedding information literacy skills as employability attributes

There is clear evidence that graduates, in general, lack the personal skills, attitudes and behaviors needed for success in the workplace. For university students, gaining employability skills such as information literacy, reflective thinking and writing skills throughout their education is now more important than ever. British universities have been increasingly investing in various strategies to ensure that their graduates are fully equipped with knowledge and transferable skills and are able to respond to the changing needs of the job market. With the heightened need for our graduates to be employable, the focus has grown from academic literacy to include 'workplace literacy'. However, these two should not be considered separate entities but rather a development from one to the other.

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Authors: Smith, Serengul; Edwards, J. Adam
Date: 2012
Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe
Journal title: ALISS quarterly
Resource type: Article
Subjects: Employment; Literacy; Skills and knowledge;

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The impact of work experience on student outcomes: implications for policy and practice

This paper sets out to demonstrate how experiences of work can impact upon student outcomes; including progression to a graduate level job, attainment of a good degree and avoidance of unemployment in the period immediately following graduation. Data included is based on a longitudinal research study of student/graduate career development undertaken between 2006 and 2012, known as 'Futuretrack'. The authors then explore the nature of university-business collaboration in respect of the provision of work experiences (work-based learning and work placements) to identify the components of 'quality' work experiences and the ways in which employers engage with both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the UK.

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Authors: McCulloch, Andrew; Artess, Jane; Herrmann, Keith
Conference name: Education and Employers Taskforce Research Conference
Date: 2014
Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe
Resource type: Conference
Subjects: Employment; Students; Outcomes;

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Research and/or learning and teaching: a study of Australian professors' priorities, beliefs and behaviours

This paper presents findings from an empirical study of key aspects of the teaching and research priorities, beliefs and behaviours of 72 professorial and associate professorial academics in science, information technology and engineering across four faculties in three Australian universities. The academics ranked 16 research activities and 16 matched learning and teaching (L&T) activities from three perspectives: job satisfaction, role model behaviour and perceptions of professional importance. The findings were unequivocally in favour of research in all three areas and remarkably consistent across the universities.

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Authors: Cretchley, P. C.; Edwards, S. L.; O'Shea, P.;
Date: 2014
Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania
Journal title: Higher education research and development
Resource type: Article
Subjects: Providers of education and training; Teaching and learning; Research;

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Social effectiveness of tertiary education for adults in mid-life

This publication synthesises the results of the European Project THEMP (Tertiary Education for People in Midlife). The project aims to study tertiary lifelong learning (TLL) programs at universities in seven EU-member states with respect to inclusion of mid-life learners and social impact. The core contributions to the project are case studies of three universities in each country. The main focus lies on the analysis of the weak and strong points of the lifelong learning (LLL) activities in the selected universities and their strategies in developing and implementing training programs.

This publication synthesises the results of the European Project THEMP (Tertiary Education for People in Midlife). The ...  Show Full Abstract  

Authors: Kruger, Karsten
Date: 2014
Geographic subjects: Europe
Resource type: Report
Subjects: Lifelong learning; Higher education; Demographics;

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Dancing on the bottom line: an unruly cost-benefit analysis of three academic development initiatives

This article offers an unconventional cost-benefit analysis of three academic development initiatives at a large Australasian university: a three-day foundation course for new academics, a series of one-on-one teaching consultations and a two-year postgraduate certificate program. Weaving together qualitative, quantitative and arts-based methodologies, [the author] examine[s] the pros and cons of each mode, arguing that higher education research is enriched rather than diminished by hybrid strategies that challenge the status quo.

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Authors: Sword, Helen
Date: 2014
Geographic subjects: New Zealand; Oceania
Journal title: Higher education research and development
Resource type: Article
Subjects: Workforce development; Higher education; Providers of education and training;

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Slovenian young researchers' motivation for knowledge transfer

A programme for the promotion of science and doctoral studies called the 'Young researchers training programme' has been developed in Slovenia. Since it began, the programme has been substantially funded and over 6,000 young people have participated in it. However, no evaluation of the programme's effectiveness has yet been conducted. In this study [the authors] identified young researchers' motivation for entering the programme, their assessment of the training and links to knowledge transfer into practice as the principal idea behind the programme. Two training groups, university based young researchers and company based young researchers, are compared in order to assess whether the type of training affects knowledge transfer.

A programme for the promotion of science and doctoral studies called the 'Young researchers training programme' has been ...  Show Full Abstract  

Authors: Arzensek, Ana; Kosmrlj, Katarina; Sirca, Nada Trunk
Date: 2014
Geographic subjects: Slovenia; Europe
Journal title: Higher education
Resource type: Article
Subjects: Evaluation; Youth; Teaching and learning;

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Facing the closed door: what community college students do after being denied transfer admission

Lower division preparation for the university has been an important mission of community colleges since their inception, creating an essential pathway to baccalaureate degree attainment for many students who may not have access to higher education. The transfer pathway is complex and often difficult for students to navigate. This study examined the decisions students make after being denied transfer admission to a public university and the extent to which the difficulty with transfer is rooted in insufficient capacity to meet the growing demand for postsecondary education at many public universities in California.

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Authors: Neault, Lynn Ceresino; Piland, William E.
Date: 2014
Geographic subjects: United States; North America
Journal title: Community college review
Resource type: Article
Subjects: Pathways; Providers of education and training; Students

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Implications for learning and teaching in higher education delivered by private providers and TAFE and the role of university partners

Government ideology, funding and regulatory policies at the national and state levels, growth in technologies and a market-driven culture are having a significant impact on the tertiary education landscape in Australia. This is particularly evident in the blurring of the boundaries between universities and vocational education and training (VET) providers, including TAFE (technical and further education) institutes. It is also evident in the growth of private providers offering VET and/or higher education (HE) programs. Partnerships and collaborations across the sector are emerging in response to changing cultural and government policies, priorities and incentives. An important question for those interested in the learning experience and learning outcomes at the tertiary education level is: 'what are the implications for learning and teaching of this changing landscape?'

Government ideology, funding and regulatory policies at the national and state levels, growth in technologies and a ...  Show Full Abstract  

Authors: Bennett, Lorraine; Shah, Mahsood; Nair, Chenicheri Sid
Conference name: National Vocational Education and Training Research Conference
Date: 2013
Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia
Resource type: Conference
Subjects: Providers of education and training; Higher education; Vocational education and training;

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