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ERIC Number: EJ788487
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0162-5748
The Politics of Restructuring Higher Education in Virginia: A Case Study
Leslie, David W.; Berdahl, Robert Oliver
Review of Higher Education, v31 n3 p309-328 Spr 2008
This paper presents a case study of the origins, politics, and preliminary outcomes of Virginia's "restructured" relationship between public colleges and universities and the Commonwealth. The initially proposed "charter" status for the state's three historically important universities became the vehicle for a reform that imposed more substantive accountability in exchange for procedural independence--a different outcome than the institutions expected. Was this difference the result of a misestimation of the political realities that could have been anticipated? This reform's long-term impact remains uncertain as the terms of highly complex legislation remain to be translated into clear operational policy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Virginia