Development of an early warning system for higher education institutions by predicting first‐year student academic performance
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by Cem Recai Çırak, Hakan Akıllı, Yeliz Ekinci
1w ago
Abstract In this study, an early warning system predicting first-year undergraduate student academic performance is developed for higher education institutions. The significant factors that affect first-year student success are derived and discussed such that they can be used for policy developments by related bodies. The dataset used in experimental analyses includes 11,698 freshman students' data. The problem is constructed as classification models predicting whether a student will be successful or unsuccessful at the end of the first year. A total of 69 input variables are utilized in the m ..read more
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Modelling student issues with MOOCs using TISM‐P linkages
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by Shikha N. Khera, Himanshu Pawar
1w ago
Abstract To date, student issues with Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have only been explored in context-specific environments. Mainstream problems such as declining student motivation during a course, massive student dropout rates, accountability, user experience, etc., persist due to the permutations and combinations of these issues. Literature is replete with a deep understanding of such problems, but the causal relationships among these issues are less focused upon. We delve into these problems by studying the interrelations among student issues that cause such problems. Garnering insi ..read more
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Similar or different? An analysis of the organisational values expressed by public and private Turkish universities
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by Bayan Khalifa, Sebastian Desmidt, Jeroen Huisman, Kenn Meyfroodt, Ebru Karataş Acer
1w ago
Abstract Despite the fact that organisational values play a pivotal role within organisations and allow for a broad differentiation between universities, little is known about the organisational values universities select to pursue, and the factors impacting the selection of specific values. Therefore, we aim in this study to explore what type of organisational values universities express in their identity claims, and whether the institutional control (public vs private) affects value selection. We analysed the mission statements (i.e., identity narratives) of 169 Turkish universities using an ..read more
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Unveiling crisis in globalised higher education: Artificial intelligence insights from doctoral research in EThOS
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by Catherine Montgomery, Craig Stewart, Olanrewaju Aduragba, Francesca Poli
1w ago
Abstract This paper seeks to illuminate new perspectives on the concept of crisis in globalised higher education (HE) by focusing on knowledge generated by doctoral research. Doctoral research is a significant part of research and knowledge building in HE, particularly in science, and doctoral students contribute to the research capacity and knowledge building of institutions. This source of knowledge offers alternative perspectives on crisis in HE, providing a rich source of research which is often under-consulted. Using the British Library's digital repository EThOS, a collection of around 6 ..read more
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Academic abuse: A conceptual framework of the dimensions of toxic culture in higher education and the impact on the meaning of work
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by Tabitha K. L. Coates
2w ago
Abstract This article provides a conceptual framework of the dimensions of a toxic culture in higher education and the impact it has on the meaning of work. Seven dimensions of a toxic culture in higher education are presented as follows: toxic leadership; bullying and mobbing; colleagues as enablers; reinforced toxic social norms; purposeful, chaotic change; manipulation of systems, structures and processes; and weaponization of the work itself. The article then discusses how the harmful individual outcomes of working in a toxic culture change the meaning of work from meaningful to meani ..read more
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Cam or professor Lee? How instructor seniority and address term influence student perceptions in the United States
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by Ru Wu, Mary Jane Gardner, Patricia R. Todd
3w ago
Abstract In this research, we explore the effect of college instructors' use of formal versus casual titles on student perceptions as a function of the instructors' academic ranks. We conducted two studies: the first surveying students to study their expectations and preferences of formality and rank, and the second using experimental manipulations of title formality and instructor rank to examine the effects on student perceptions of instructors and their classes. Our data indicate that a full professor is perceived more favourably than a graduate assistant when using a casual title (their fi ..read more
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Leading tribal colleges and universities: Perspectives on the skills and experiences needed to lead indigenous higher education
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by Ahmed Al‐Asfour, Oliver Crocco, Sandra White Shield
3w ago
Abstract The purpose of this study is to investigate the essential experiences and skills required for successful and effective leadership at Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) in the United States. Utilizing Weick's seven properties of sensemaking as a framework, this study examines how participants developed their sensemaking abilities regarding their presidencies at TCUs. To conduct this research, a phenomenological qualitative research method was utilized, analysing 11 interviews with TCU presidents. The themes identified in this study included developing a vision plan that the Tribal ..read more
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Presidential leadership in higher education: Balancing collaboration and competition in a time of systemic change
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by Billy Bennett, Vassiliki Papatsiba, Simon Stephens
3w ago
Abstract Research on senior leadership in higher education systems is urgently needed, particularly in the context of system-wide transformations. This study focuses on a critical juncture in Ireland, during which Institutes of Technology (IoTs) collaborated to undergo ‘redesignation’ as Technological Universities (TUs). Based on interviews with the fourteen presidents of the IoTs, this research employs the Community of Practice framework to analyse their interactions, strategies, and approaches to a policy-initiated, systemic change. Despite decades of pervasive competition, these senior lead ..read more
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Virtual gown and town: The Athabasca University crisis and the conflict of institutional logics
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by Glen A. Jones
3w ago
Abstract The objective of this paper is to contribute to our understanding of ‘crisis’ in higher education through the analysis of a unique series of events involving a decisive change in the relationship between a university and the state. A descriptive case study approach is used to investigate the crisis in governance at Athabasca University, an open university located in Alberta, Canada. Factors leading to the crisis included the university leadership's decision to move forward with plans to become a near-virtual organization, concerns by local town that a loss of university employees in t ..read more
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Rethinking academic citizenship for collective agency in times of crisis
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by Anatoly V. Oleksiyenko
3w ago
Abstract A crisis constitutes a catalyst for rethinking academic responsibilities in societies facing a major threat. When a crisis escalates, such rethinking moves to the centre of both academic and social discourses, resulting in scrutiny, as well as synergy of scholarship and citizenship. Delving into the existential threats faced by Ukrainian scholars during the genocidal campaign unleashed against their country by Russia in 2022, this paper re-examines academic citizenship in times of war. The interviews analysed in this paper contribute to identifying synergies between scholarship and ci ..read more
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