ERIC Number: ED334933
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jul-9
Reference Count: N/A
Structure and Governance of Universities in France, the United States of America, and Mexico.
This thesis reviews the main elements of university governance in France, the United States, and Mexico. A brief historical overview of higher education in the three countries precedes an individual analysis. The analysis of university governance in France focuses on the 1968 reform of higher education prompted by student protests and the 1983 reforms launched by the Socialist government. The chapter devoted to the governance of American colleges and universities highlights some changes that have occurred over the last 50 years, such as the role of state government, central administration, faculty unions, and senates. For the Mexican section, the National Autonomous University of Mexico was chosen as the focus of study, with emphasis on the relationship between the university and the federal government. The last chapter identifies four chief elements that appear to be decisive in promoting change in university governance: (1) increases in student enrollments and the consequent expansion of the system of higher education; (2) relationships between civil government and universities; (3) the degree of involvement of political parties in the universities; and (4) the place occupied by the students in the formal organization and government of universities. Includes 80 references. (DB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: France; Mexico; United States
Note: Master's Thesis, University of Washington.