Academic journal article Higher Learning Research Communications

Letter from the Editor

Academic journal article Higher Learning Research Communications

Letter from the Editor

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Higher Learning Research Communications (HLRC), Volume 8, Issue 1, continues the process begun in 2017 of rolling publication (publishing articles online upon acceptance) and compiling articles into two issues per year. Issue 1 includes articles published between January 1 and June 30, 2018. This issue is also the first completed under my leadership as editor in chief and with the aid of Associate Editor Dr. Viviana Unda.

The current issue includes work across the spectrum of higher education-from competency evaluation, academic dishonesty, and peer mentoring, to defining quality education. In "Evaluation of Academic Competencies Through Standardized Instruments: A Comparison of CompeUEM, LPA-Q, and ESCI-U," Santiago Gómez, Redondo Duarte, and Garcia López explore competency assessment by comparing three available evaluation tools across 30 competencies. Their findings on the similarity and dissimilarity between these resources are valuable additions to the literature for instructors and institutions seeking effective ways to understand and evaluate students' attainment of competencies. With "Student Perceptions of Academic Dishonesty in a Private Middle Eastern University," Ahmed provides insight into academic dishonesty in a Middle Eastern and Northern African institutional context. …

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