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Shih-Hsiung Liu

performance levels and thereby determine the feasibility of the proposed teaching framework. Theoretical perspectives The need for a framework A strength of DBPL is that it provides students with opportunities to incorporate their experiential

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Student engagement in the management of accelerated change

Anthropological reflections on ‘Project 2012’ and The Offer

Anselma Gallinat

accountability, which was to be practised as a monitoring of performance according to key indicators, throughout institutions. The aim of this monitoring was to increase the efficiency of universities, as they were expected to support national economic

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Eli Thorkelson, Guy Redden, Christopher Newfield, Brigitte Bönisch-Brednich, and Marie-Pierre Moreau

with parallel issues around the use of metrics to evaluate performance and outcomes in higher education. Chapters examine a range of aspects and contexts through a number of methods. The real strength of the volume is the embedding of each in a thought

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Catherine N. Butcher

who fall short in their formal evaluation receive coaching and an opportunity to improve their performance. Sanctions, although rare, include probation, suspension or even dismissal if performance is unsatisfactory. Upon graduation, students receive an

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Katie Kirakosian, Virginia McLaurin, and Cary Speck

activities’ (1985: 148). Understanding student success and considering student feedback In this section, we discuss student performance data and consider whether certain student populations excelled more than others and, if so, why that might be. 4

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Critical pedagogy and Socially Responsible Investing (SRI)

Questioning our post-secondary institutions’ investment strategies

David P. Thomas

. and Areal N. ( 2009 ) ‘ The performance of European socially responsible funds ’, Journal of Business Ethics 87 , no. 4 : 573 – 588 . 10.1007/s10551-008-9959-x De Colle , S. and York , J.G. ( 2009 ) ‘ Why wine is not glue? The

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Barbara Robertson and Mark J. Flowers

must be verified before drawing conclusions about the impact of the aid on the student's performance. Furthermore, class sections normally tend not to be distributed by themselves. A wider cross-section of students is necessary to draw such conclusions

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Barbara Grant and Penny Welch

of heroic leadership argue that such leaders possess vision and charisma and so inspire their followers to adopt new values and behaviour that have a beneficial effect on organisational culture and performance. But not only are these claims not backed

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Susan Wright and Davydd J. Greenwood

performance in the organisation and their character. The kinds of executive search services or absentee boards that often choose university leaders are in direct contradiction to these organisational dynamics. Leadership is not a position in a hierarchy but a

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Liminal spaces, resources and networks

Facebook as a shaping force for students’ transitions into higher education

Sally Baker and Eve Stirling

. While Kirschner and Karpinski’s quantitative data suggests a negative relationship between Facebook use and academic performance, their qualitative data contradicts this, reporting Facebook as having no effect on academic performance. The ambiguity of