International Journal of Higher Education

International Journal of Higher Education (IJHE) is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal, published by Sciedu Press. The journal seeks to publish original research articles that are hypothetical and theoretical in its nature and that provide exploratory insights in the fields of educational theory, teaching method, instructional design, students management, case studies etc. in both undergraduate and graduate levels. The editorial board welcomes high-quality research or review papers focusing on teaching, researching, training and applied work in the field of higher education. The journal is published in both printed and online version. The online version is free access and download.

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2014 Q2: Articles Received: 38; Accepted: 20; Rejected: 17; Published: 14; Retracted: 0

2014 Q1: Articles Received: 27; Accepted: 15; Rejected: 12; Published: 11; Retracted: 0

2013: Articles Received: 127; Accepted: 79; Rejected: 39; Published: 71; Retracted: 0

2013 Q4: Articles Received: 31; Accepted: 19; Rejected: 17; Published: 23; Retracted: 0

2013 Q3: Articles Received: 36; Accepted: 23; Rejected: 11; Published: 15; Retracted: 0

2013 Q2: Articles Received: 27; Accepted: 18; Rejected: 6; Published: 21; Retracted: 0

2013 Q1: Articles Received: 33; Accepted: 19; Rejected: 5; Published: 12; Retracted: 0




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e-Version First is a feature offered through our journal platform. It allows PDF version of manuscripts that have been peer reviewed and accepted, to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final printed journal. Readers can freely access or cite the article. We aim to publish accepted manuscripts in e-Version First in two week's time after the final draft completed.


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a) Submission Acknowledgement

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The editor or editorial assistant determines whether the manuscript fits the journal’s focus and scope. Next a check for the similarity rate is done using CrossCheck, powered by iThenticate. Any manuscripts out of the journal’s scope or containing plagiarism, including self-plagiarism, are rejected.

c) Peer Review

We use a double-blind system for peer review; both reviewers’ and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The submitted manuscript will be reviewed by at least two experts: one editorial staff member as well as one to three external reviewers. The review process may take two to four weeks.

d) Decision Is Made

The decision to accept or reject an article is based on the suggestions of reviewers. If differences of opinion occur between reviewers, the editor-in-chief will weigh all comments and arrive at a balanced decision based on all comments, or a second round of peer review may be initiated.

e) Notification of the Result of Review

The result of review will be sent to the corresponding author and forwarded to other authors.

f) Publication Fee Is Paid

If the submission is accepted, the authors revise paper and pay the publication fee (300USD).

g) Print Journals Are Mailed

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Vol 3, No 3 (2014)

International Journal of Higher Education, Vol. 3, No. 3, 2014, e-Version FirstTM

Table of Contents


Shaping the First-Year Experience: Assessment of the Vision Planning Seminar at Nagoya University of Commerce and Business in Japan PDF
Hiroshi Ito p1
Factors Contributing to Research Team Effectiveness: Testing a Model of Team Effectiveness in an Academic Setting PDF
Zoharah Omar, Aminah Ahmad p10
Assessing Graduate Attributes: Building a Criteria-Based Competency Model PDF
Donald Ipperciel, Samira ElAtia p27
Research on Affective Teaching Strategy in China's College English Classroom PDF
Qiang Zhang p39
Prospects for Policy Advances in Science and Technology in the Gulf Arab States: The Role for International Partnerships PDF
David P. Hajjar, George W. Moran, Afreen Siddiqi, Joshua E. Richardson, Laura D. Anadon, Venkatesh Narayanamurti p45
Toward an Instructional Philosophy: A Theoretical Framework for Teaching and Training at Salman Bin Abdulaziz University (SAU) PDF
Yasine Qandile, Wajeeh Al-Qasim p58
Teachers’ Accounts of Their Perceptions and Practices of Providing Written Feedback to Nursing Students on Their Assignments PDF
Sajid iqbal, Raisa Gul, Arusa Lakhani, Nusrat Fatima Rizvi p70
Do You Want Your Students to Be Job-Ready with 21st Century Skills? Change Pedagogies: A Pedagogical Paradigm Shift from Vygotskyian Social Constructivism to Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Siemens’ Digital Connectivism PDF
Charles Kivunja p81
Learning from Success: How Original Research on Academic Resilience Informs what College Faculty Can do to Increase the Retention of Low Socioeconomic Status Students PDF
Erik E. Morales p92
Doctoral Education in a Successful Ecological Niche: A Qualitative Exploratory Case Study of the Relationship between the Microclimate and Doctoral Students’ Learning to Become a Researcher PDF
Mette Krogh Christensen, Ole Lund p103
How to Construct Curricula for Finance Professional under Credit System in China PDF
Yuanyuan Ma p114
Self- and Peer Assessment in Massive Open Online Courses PDF
Wilfried Admiraal, Bart Huisman, Maarten Van de Ven p119
Greek Educational Policy: From the Collaborative Model of the School Counselor Institution of the A. Papandreou’s (1981) Educational Policy towards the Model of Superintendence and Supervision of the Period 2008-2013 PDF
Kalerante Evaggelia p129
Use of Personal Response Systems in Higher Education – A Case Study PDF
Rachel Or-Bach p134
The Impact of Desegregation on College Choices of Elite Black Athletes PDF
George R. La Noue, Mark Bennett Bennett p142

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International Journal of Higher Education
ISSN 1927-6044 (Print) ISSN 1927-6052 (Online)

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