ERIC Number: ED354802
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Governing Colleges into the 21st Century.
Ball, Christopher; And Others
Coombe Lodge Report, v22 n7 1991
This report discusses the governing bodies in United Kingdom schools of higher education which were restructured after the Education Act of 1988, and examines how they can best meet the demands which will be put upon them by the reforms announced in the White Paper "Education and Training for the 21st Century" and the Further and Higher Education Bills which were published in November 1991. A contribution by Ray Taylor of the United States which receives special mention in the Foreword suggests what a national association of governors can do to help them fulfill their role and also examines how governors can serve their local industries and communities. Papers and their authors are as follows: (1) "The New Governing Bodies for the 21st Century" (John Graystone); (2) "College Governance and Further Education Reforms" (Tim Eggar); (3) "Governing Community Colleges in the U.S.: An Overview of Trusteeship in Context" (Ray Taylor); (4) "Governing Colleges: The Expectations of Industry" (Ray Payne); (5) "Governing Colleges: The Role of TECs" (Valerie Bayliss); and (6) "FE--For Everyone?" (Christopher Ball). In addition, the report provides survey results of a short questionnaire completed by 63 governing body chairs, vice-chairs, and others designed to gain information on their background as governors. The general conclusions is that those holding senior positions on governing bodies are an all male group; that they have served at least 2 years in their position; and that they are longstanding, experienced governors. Some of the papers include references. (GLR)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, College Administration, Community Colleges, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Governance, Governing Boards, Higher Education, Postsecondary Education, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Surveys
Staff College, Coombe Lodge, Blagdon, Bristol BS18 6RG, England, United Kingdom (7 British pounds).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Further Education Staff Coll., Blagdon (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom