ERIC Number: ED365178
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov-4
Reference Count: N/A
What Is Changing in Mexican Public Universities in the Face of Recent Policy Initiatives for Higher Education? ASHE Annual Meeting Paper.
This paper examines the changes that are emerging in Mexican higher education, focusing especially on the shifting nature of government-university relationships and some of the consequences for management and governance at the establishment level. It provides a brief outline of trends in the recent past, discusses the changes that have developed in government policy toward higher education in the 1990s, and explores how the universities are responding. The most important policies are listed and discussed in reference to the following basic issues pertaining to regulatory relationships: (1) diversification/homogenization of higher education institutions; (2) academic roles and values- teaching and research; (3) institutional autonomy; (4) selection and assessment of students; (5) institutional governance; (6) funding; and (7) evaluation. The report also lists the changes in the dominant relationships and values among basic actors in higher education from the 1970s into the 1990s, including how different types of institutional leadership structures and strengths respond to government policy. (Contains 21 references.) (GLR)
Descriptors: College Administration, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Federal Regulation, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Governance, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Institutional Autonomy, Policy Formation, Politics of Education, Public Colleges, School Role, Student Evaluation, Trend Analysis, Universities
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: ASHE Annual Meeting; Mexico
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (18th, Pittsburgh, PA, November 4-10, 1993).