ERIC Number: ED200078
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Survey of the State-of-the-Art and Likely Future Trends of University Management in Europe: Denmark-Ireland-Norway-Sweden-United Kingdom.
Lockwood, G.; Prosser, E.
Trends in university management in Denmark, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom were studied as part of a larger study of European universities. The survey instrument collected information on basic facts on the institution, the organizational system, the decision-making system, the administrative structure, management techniques and innovations, and opinions concerning the difficulties faced by management and major improvements management should implement. Key content areas of the study were as follows: educational demands as influenced by demographic swings and pressures on behalf of particular interest groups, new legal requirements and restrictions, public accountability, institutional autonomy, increases in the number and sizes of universities, effects of economic uncertainty, the increasing complexity of university management, a lack of internal cohesion or consensus within many universities, management/employee relations, and pressures to increase productivity. Different types of management structures and practices were also studied, including budgeting techniques, space utilization, and planning models of student enrollment. Additional concerns were the effects of the professionalization of university administrators, trends toward specialization, and whether changes in administrative structures have occurred. Future projections concerning the management of European institutions and comparisons to the current situation in North America are included. (SW)
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrative Organization, Administrative Policy, Administrator Attitudes, Budgeting, College Administration, College Environment, College Planning, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Compliance (Legal), Decision Making, Educational Assessment, Educational Demand, Educational Finance, Faculty College Relationship, Financial Problems, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Institutional Autonomy, Institutional Characteristics, Legal Responsibility, Organizational Climate, Policy Formation, Productivity, School Size, Self Evaluation (Groups), Student Attitudes, Student College Relationship, Teacher Attitudes, Trend Analysis
IMHE Programme, OECD/CERI, 2, rue Andre Pascal, 75775 Paris CEDEX 16, France ($30.00 complete set of 4).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.
Identifiers: Denmark; Europe (West); Ireland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
Note: For related documents, see HE 013 539, HE 013 655-656. All four documents available as a set only from OECD. Individual reports available from EDRS in microfiche only.