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Quality in Higher Education: From the Diversity of Conceptions to the Relentless Conceptual Subjectivity  [PDF]
Julio C. G. Bertolin
Creative Education (CE) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/ce.2015.622247
Abstract: The current article approaches and assesses the different conceptions and understandings of quality in the higher education scope. Initially, the text reviews the concepts of quality based on the taxonomies presented by the top researchers approaching this subject; next, it shows a list of terms that have been recently identified according to the views of quality in higher education, such as economic competitiveness and market growth, sustainable sociocultural and economic development or, yet, to a view of higher education that has the prior mission of social cohesion and equity. Finally, the relentless conceptual relativity of quality in the higher education is approached.
Initial Findings on the Pursuit of Excellence in Teacher Training  [PDF]
Sor Heoh Saw
Creative Education (CE) , 2010, DOI: 10.4236/ce.2010.11002
Abstract: This article reports the initial findings of a study carried out to evaluate the effectiveness of an academic skills training programme that prepares new university college teachers for teaching. Videotaped recordings of training, classroom observation of teaching and student evaluation of teaching were carried out and the results were analyzed to evaluate the effectiveness of the delivery and the activities for one of the module in achieving the stated objectives of the module. New teachers found the two activities in the Module 1 useful and were able to apply what they learned through these activities in their classroom teaching. The activities carried out supported the achievements of the in-tended outcomes of the module. However the new teachers demonstrated different levels of competence.
Organisational Creativity: Building a Business Ba-Haus?  [PDF]
Andy Wilkins, Clive Holtham
Creative Education (CE) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/ce.2012.326110
Abstract: Our focus is on the systemic nature of creativity and the role of business schools in stimulating and enhancing organisational creativity, across all sectors of the economy, particularly those which are not conventionally regarded as ‘creative’ industries. After defining creativity and reviewing a number of frequently occurring ‘creativity clichés’ that are potentially keeping organisational creativity in a rut, we go on to explore some of the key challenges with creativity that need particular focus, including: taking a systemic approach, as well as more attention on ‘difficult’ aspects such as the climate for creativity or creativity ‘ba’. We propose a Systemic Innovation Maturity Framework as a way to conceptualise and organise a way forward in organisations and in business schools. We believe that in a similar way to the Bauhaus of the early 20th century, there needs to be a step change in the way creativity is researched, taught and applied that encompasses a more ecological approach. We believe a more comprehensive, inclusive and useful conception of creativity may result from the consideration of the four dimensions of the framework and their interactions. We wonder; is it time for a new Business Ba-Haus?
How “Civic” the Trend Developed in the Histories of the Universities  [PDF]
Xianfeng Wu, Philip Oldfield
Open Journal of Social Sciences (JSS) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/jss.2015.36003

Historically, the definition of the University is inevitably dynamically changed by the theories, culture and social perspectives of different times. The university in the 21st century has an obvious tendency to much more flexible, integrated and most importantly, civic. This paper firstly clarifies the definition of the university; then the relationships between the university and the city are discussed. Thirdly, the civic university in U.K and U.S are separately reviewed. Lastly, the trend of the university—civic—is summarised and the future work on how to make high density university in 21st century increasingly civic is proposed.

System and Policy in the Planning of Higher Education in Mexico  [PDF]
Gonzalo Varela-Petito
Creative Education (CE) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/ce.2012.326148
Abstract: In higher education in Mexico, the tension between institutional practice and the directives of government authority produces a scenario of uncertainty. In recent decades the government has used planning mechanisms in an attempt to induce a more solid direction all round. Such a policy tries to assert itself in generic criteria such as the opening of opportunities by increasing student enrollment numbers and the radius of social recruitment. It does not relinquish the maxim of educational achievement and quality of service. Nevertheless, given the interinstitutional complexity of the system, it is hard to ensure that these would bring about significant corrections in the short term. The crux of the matter lies in the resolution of the ties between the government and the Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), indeed, between centralization and autonomy. One escape route from this tension has been the parallel growth of the private higher education sub-system, but in relation to the public sector the approach of official policy has been to advance evaluations as a means of information and control.
Rethinking and Reframing Leadership of Historically Black Colleges and Universities: A Distributed Perspective  [PDF]
De Witt Scott, Resche Hines
Creative Education (CE) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/ce.2014.513128

In recent years, many Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have experienced a decline in enrollment and prestige. Several leading scholars attribute this to societal shifts that have challenged the historical mission of HBCUs. Higher education’s current environment demands a transformation of how HBCU leadership is administered if these institutions are to survive. Distributed leadership focuses primarily on the process of leadership rather than the traditional perspective of a single, dynamic leader at the top of a hierarchical chain, as is typically experienced at most HBCUs. This paper will contend that distributed leadership is an effective leadership strategy for the maintenance, sustainability, and advancement of HBCUs.

How to Introduce the Cyclic Group and Its Properties Representation with Matlab ? Thanks to Magic Using the Perfect Faro Shuffle  [PDF]
Pierre Schott
Creative Education (CE) , 2011, DOI: 10.4236/ce.2011.21005
Abstract: Why use Magic for teaching arithmetic and geometric suit, additive groups, and algorithmic notions through Matlab? Magicians know that, once the surprise has worn off, the audience will seek to understand how the trick works. The aim of every teacher is to interest their students, and a magic trick will lead them to ask how? And why? And how can I create one myself? In this article we consider a project I presented in 2009. I summarize the project scope, the students' theoretical studies, their approach to this problem and their computer realizations. I conclude using the mathematical complement as well as weak and strong points of this approach. Whatever the student's professional ambitions, they will be able to see the impact that originality and creativity have when combined with an interest in one's work. The students know how to “perform” a magic trick for their family and friends, a trick that they will be able to explain and so enjoy a certain amount of success. Sharing a mathematical / informatics demonstration is not easy and that they do so means that they will have worked on understood and are capable of explaining this knowledge. Isn't this the aim of all teaching?
Information Systems Development Methodolgies in Developing Higher Education  [PDF]
Adam Marks
Creative Education (CE) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/ce.2012.31019
Abstract: Studies concerned with the status of Information Systems Development Methodologies usage in many developing countries including the factors that influence and motivate their use, current trends, difficulties, and barriers to adoption are lacking, especially within the higher education sector. This paper examines these identified gaps in a developing country, namely the United Arab Emirates. The initial findings reveal that there is limited knowledge and understanding of the concept of ISDM in federal higher education institutions in the UAE. This is reflected in the quality of the software products being developed and released. However, the analysed data also reveals a trend whereby federal higher education institutions in the UAE are gradually moving towards increased ISDM adoption and deployment.
Applicable Quality Models in Higher Education in Argentina  [PDF]
Lidia Giuffré, Silvia E. Ratto
Creative Education (CE) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/ce.2013.410A005
Abstract: The aim of this paper is the study of quality management systems applied to higher education. The specific objectives are to present different models of approach to the concept of quality education applicable in Argentina: to study the legal framework governing university education, and to introduce considerations about its evaluation. The National Education Law 26026/2006 is clear about State responsibility to ensure quality education for all residents, and implementation of assessment policy to secure it. Accreditation is the process commonly used to give public account of the degree of compliance of higher education institutions. Periodic accreditation of undergraduate careers, whose titles correspond to professions regulated by the State, is performed. External evaluations present evaluation reports that are public.
Finding Externalities: An Empirical Study on the US Agricultural Industry  [PDF]
Chong-Uk Kim, Gieyoung Lim
Modern Economy (ME) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/me.2013.49063

This paper searches for another empirical evidence supporting positive externalities from higher education. Using state-level US data on agriculture and IT industries, we find that there are positive spillover effects from more-knowledge intensive workers in the IT industry to less-knowledge intensive workers in the agricultural industry. According to our empirical findings, one well-educated IT worker generates and contributes $11,000 to the agricultural industry, which implies that the benefits of higher education are diffused from education beneficiaries to the other member of society.

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