Biography

Dr Ming Cheng joined the School of Education and Lifelong Learning as a Senior Lecturer in January 2017. She has over 12 years’ international experience of teaching and research in British and Chinese universities. Her previous posts include Reader in Education at the University of Wolverhampton, Lecturer at Glasgow University, Senior Research Fellow at the University of Brighton, and Teaching Fellow at Zhengzhou University in China.

 

Ming is interested in exploring ways of improving the quality of university education, enhancing academics’ professionalism, and improving students’ learning experiences. She has published two monographs and 21 articles in the fields of internationalisation, quality enhancement, academic professionalism and postgraduate learning and supervision since 2008. Her most recent monograph is entitled Quality in Higher Education: Developing a Virtue of Professional Practice:

 

https://www.sensepublishers.com/catalogs/bookseries/other-books/quality-in-higher-education-1/.

All Publications

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Cheng, M., Adekola, O. A., Shah, M., Valyrakis, M.

(2018)

Exploring Chinese students’ experience of curriculum internationalisation: a comparative study of Scotland and Australia,

in Studies in Higher Education

43

(4)

pp. 754-768

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Shah, M., Cheng, M., Fitzgerald, R.

(2017)

Closing the loop on student feedback: the case of Australian and Scottish universities,

in Higher Education

74

(1)

pp. 115–129

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Cheng, M.

(2017)

Reclaiming quality in higher education: a human factor approach,

in Quality in Higher Education

23

(2)

pp. 153-167

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Cheng, M., Kitagawa, F., Osborne, M.

(2017)

The evolution of internationalisation strategy: a case study of the University of Nottingham,

in International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development

8

(3)

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Cheng, M.

(2016)

Quality in Higher Education: Developing a Virtue of Professional Practice,

Sense Publishers

ISBN 9789463006651

Full Text UEA Repository

(Book)

(Published)


Cheng, M., Taylor, J., Williams, J., Tong, K.

(2016)

Student satisfaction and perceptions of quality: Testing the linkages for PhD students,

in Higher Education Research and Development

35

(6)

pp. 1153-1166

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Cheng, M., Pringle Barnes, G., Edwards, C., Valyrakis, M., Corduneanu, R.

(2015)

Transition skills and strategies - Critical Self-reflection,

Enhancement Themes

Full Text

(Commissioned report)

(Published)


Cheng, M., Pringle Barnes, G., Edwards, C., Valyrakis, M., Corduneanu, R.

(2015)

Transition skills and strategies - Key Transition Skills at the Different Transition Points,

Enhancement Themes

Full Text

(Commissioned report)

(Published)


Cheng, M., Pringle Barnes, G., Edwards, C., Valyrakis, M., Corduneanu, R.

(2015)

Transition skills and strategies - Key Transition Skills,

Enhancement Themes

Full Text

(Commissioned report)

(Published)


Cheng, M., Pringle Barnes, G., Edwards, C., Valyrakis, M., Corduneanu, R.

(2015)

Transition Skills and Strategies: Self-Efficacy,

Enhancement Themes

Full Text

(Commissioned report)

(Published)


Cheng, M., Pringle Barnes, G., Edwards, C., Valyrakis, M., Corduneanu, R., Koukou, M.

(2015)

Transition Skills and Strategies: Transition Models and how Students Experience Change,

Enhancement Themes

Full Text

(Commissioned report)

(Published)


Gunn, V., Cheng, M.

(2015)

Quality Enhancement: governing student learning,

Full Text

(Other contribution)

(Published)


Osborne, M., Duke, C., Kitigawa, F., Cheng, M.

(2014)

The internationalisation strategy of the University of Nottingham (UK) and the establishment of campuses in Asia,

European Commission

Full Text

(Commissioned report)

(Published)


Cheng, M.

(2014)

Quality as transformation: educational metamorphosis,

in Quality in Higher Education

20

(3)

pp. 272-289

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Cheng, M.

(2013)

Professionalising Teaching Identity and Teaching 'Excellence' Schemes,

in Academic Working Lives Experience, Practice and Change.

Bloomsbury

ISBN 9781441185341

Full Text

(Chapter (peer-reviewed))

(Published)


Cheng, M.

(2012)

Accountability and professionalism: a contradiction in terms?,

in Higher Education Research and Development

31

(6)

pp. 785-795

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(Article)

(Published)


Cheng, M.

(2011)

‘Transforming the learner’ versus ‘passing the exam’: Understanding the gap between academic and student definitions of quality,

in Quality in Higher Education

17

(1)

pp. 3-17

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Cheng, M.

(2011)

The perceived impact of quality audit on the work of academics,

in Higher Education Research and Development

30

(2)

pp. 179-191

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(Article)

(Published)


Wisker, G., Morris, C., Cheng, M., Masika, R., Warnes, M.

(2010)

Doctoral Learning Journeys: Final Report,

The Higher Education Academy

Full Text

(Commissioned report)

(Published)


Cheng, M.

(2010)

Audit cultures and quality assurance mechanisms in England: a study of their perceived impact on the work of academics,

in Teaching in Higher Education

15

(3)

pp. 259-271

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Key Research Interests

Monograph (2)

  • Cheng, M. (2016). Quality in Higher Education: Developing a Virtue of Professional Practice. Rotterdam: Sense.
  • Cheng, M. (2009). Changing Academics: Quality Audit and its Perceived Impact. Saarbrücken, Germany: VDM Verlag. ISBN: 978-3639134278

Journal articles

  •  Cheng, M. (2017 Dec). Reclaiming Quality in Higher Education: A Human Factor Approach. Quality in Higher Education23(3)
  • Cheng, M., Osborne, M., & Kitagawa, F. (2017). The Evolution of Internationalisation Strategy: A Case Study of the University of Nottingham. International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development, 8(3): 292-308.
  • Cheng, M., Adekola, O., Shah, M., & Valyrakis, M. (2016). Exploring Chinese Students’ Experience of Curriculum Internationalisation: A Comparative Study of Scotland and Australia. Studies in Higher Education, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03075079.2016.1198894.
  • Shah, M., Cheng, M., & Fitzgerald, R. (2016). Closing the Loop on Student Feedback: The Case of Australian and Scottish Universities. Higher Education, http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10734-016-0032-x
  • Cheng, M., Taylor, J., Williams, J., & Cong, T. (2016). Student satisfaction and perceptions of quality: Testing the linkages for PhD students. Higher Education Research & Development, 35(6): 1153-1166.
  • Gunn, V. & Cheng, M. (2015). Quality Enhancement: Governing Student Learning. Higher Education Review, 47(2): 74-93.
  • Cheng, M. (2014). Quality as Transformation: Educational Metamorphosis. Quality in Higher Education, 20(3): 272-289.
  • Cheng, M. (2012). Accountability and Professionalism: Contradiction in Terms? Higher Education Research and Development, 31(6): 1-11.
  • Cheng, M. (2011a). ‘Transforming the Learner’ versus ‘Passing the Exam’? Understanding the Gap between Academic and Student Definitions of Teaching Quality. Quality in Higher Education, 17(1): 3-17.
  • Cheng, M. (2011b). The perceived impact of quality audit on the work of academics. Higher Education Research and Development, 30(2): 179-191.
  • Cheng, M. (2010). Audit cultures and quality assurance mechanisms in England: A case study of their perceived impact on the work of academics. Teaching in Higher Education, 15(3): 259-271.
  • Cheng, M. (2009a). Academics' Professionalism and Quality Mechanisms: Challenges and Tensions. Quality in Higher Education15(3):193-205.
  • Wisker, G., Morris, C., Warnes, M., Lilly, M., Robinson, G., Trafford, V. & Cheng, M. (2009b). Doctoral learning journeys: supporting and enhancing doctoral students' research and related skills development through research evidence-based practices. Assessment, Learning & Teaching Journal, 5: 19-22.
  • Macfarlane, B. and Cheng, M. (2008). Communism, universalism and disinterestedness: re-examining contemporary support among academics for Merton’s scientific norms. Journal of Academic Ethics, 6(1): 67-78.

Book chapters

Published reports

International newspaper articles

Selected international conference presentation

  • Cheng, M. (2017). The Perceived Effect of Intercultural Awareness on Peer Interaction: A Study of a British University. European Educational Research Association Conference. Copenhagen, Denmark, 22-25 August 2017.
  • Cheng, M. & Linghui Tian (2017). Assessment Design in Deep Teaching: A Key to Effective Deep Learning. Chinese Higher Education Development Network. Shanghai, China, 7-9 July 2017.
  • Cheng, M. (2016). Exploring Chinese Students’ Experience of Curriculum Internationalisation: A Comparative Study of Scotland and Australia. European Educational Research Association Conference. Dublin, Ireland, 22-26 August 2016.
  • Cheng, M., Kitagawa, F., Osborne, M. Duke, C. (2015). Exploring the Engagement of Transnational University with Local Communities: A Study of the University of Nottingham. PASCAL conference. Catania, Italy. 7-9 October 2015.
  • Cheng, M. (2014). Student Satisfaction and Quality Education: Exploring their Relationship. European Association for Institutional Research Annual Forum “Higher Education Diversity and Excellence for Society (EAIR). Essen, Germany, 27-30 August 2014.
  • Cheng, M. (2011). Students’ Expectations and Engagement with Quality Assurance. The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education. Gloucester, England, 24 June 2011.
  • Wisker, G. & Cheng, M. (2010)‘Nudging’: Conceptual Threshold Crossing in Doctoral Learning Journeys. Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE). Newport, England, 14-16 December 2010.
  • Cheng, M.,Kitagawa, F., Osborne, M., & Duke, C. (2015). Internationalisation as University Business Model Innovation: A Case Study of the University of Nottingham. Consortium of Higher Education Researcher (CHER). Lisbon, Portugal, 7-9 September 2015.
  • Cheng, M. (2013) Quality as Transformation: Educational Metamorphosis. European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI). Munich, Germany, 27-31 August 2013.
  • Cheng, M. (2010). Understanding the Gap between Academic and Student Definition of Quality. Enhancing Strategies for Global Quality Learning in Higher Education (ICED), Barcelona, Spain, 28-30 June 2010.
  • Cheng, M. (2009).Quality Audit and Academics’ Professionalism: Challenges and Tensions. European Educational Research Association (ECER). Vienna, Austria, 28-30 September 2009.