Higher Education Research & Development - Best Article Award

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Best Article Award Announcement

Higher Education Research & Development

Higher Education Research and Development’s Best Article Award is awarded annually to the best article from the previous calendar year. This award is sponsored by Routledge and comes with a prize of $1000. Routledge makes the best article freely accessible. The articles shortlisted for the Award are also freely accessible for three months.

The best article is determined based on the journal’s six review criteria:

  • The paper provides an important critical and/or analytical insight that contributes something new to the field of higher education studies
  • The issue/problem is well situated in an appropriate literature
  • The paper demonstrates methodological soundness
  • The conclusion is well supported and persuasively argued
  • The paper is succinct and coherent
  • Overall, the paper reads well and will engage an international higher education audience. 

You can browse the winning articles below.

Year Author(s) Article Volume Issue
2020 Winner Kerry Renwick, Mark Selkrig, Catherine Manathunga, & Ron ‘Kim’ Keamy Community engagement is...: Revisiting Boyer’s model of scholarship 39 6
2020 Runner Up Franz Carrillo-Higueras & T. R. Walton Perceptions and intentions of secondary students in rural Australia to progress to university 39 4
2020 Runner Up Jennifer Catharine Evans, Hennie Yip, Kannass Chan, Christine Armatas, & Ada Tse Blended learning in higher education: professional development in a Hong Kong university 39 4
2020 Runner Up Anabel Moriña , Marta Sandoval, & Fuensanta Higher education inclusivity: when the disability enriches the university 39 6
2020 Runner Up Tim Pitman ‘Profitable for the country’. An Australian historical perspective of the contested purpose of public universities 39 1
2019 Winner Peter Kilgour et al. Threshold concepts about online pedagogy for novice online teachers in higher education 38 7
2019 Runner Up Chi Baik, Wendy Larcombe & Abi Brooker How universities can enhance student mental wellbeing: the student perspective 38 4
2019 Runner Up James Burford & Genine Hook Curating care-full spaces: doctoral students negotiating study from home 38 7
2019 Runner Up Sue Kilpatrick et al. Disruptions and bridges in rural Australia: higher education aspiration to expectation of participation 38 3
2019 Runner Up Clarence Maybee et al. Informed learning design: teaching and learning through engagement with information 38 3
2018 Winner Sarah O'Shea & Janine Delahunty Getting through the day and still having a smile on my face! How do students define success in the university learning environment? 37 5

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