ERIC Number: ED405747
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Priority: Africa Programme for Action Proposed by the Director-General (1990-1995). Development of Higher Education in Africa--The African University: Into the New Millennium. Results of a Series of Seminars on Higher Education in Africa (Accra: November 1991, Dakar: November 1992 and Alexandria: April 1993).
Association of African Universities, Accra-North (Ghana).; United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
This document brings into focus the main ideas and action-oriented decisions emanating from the seminars of heads of African universities which took place on the themes of: the mission of the African university (Accra, 1991); restructuring the African university (Dakar, 1992); and the resources and management of the African university (Alexandria, 1993). The document elaborates on enhancing potential, improving management processes, and achieving sustainable performance and, thereby, improving capacity and capability for accomplishing each university's mission. It suggests preparing comprehensive university business plans and management action to indicate the structural changes and systems management that the university will use in pursuit of its mission. The paper indicates the need for each institution to work in partnership with other higher educational institutions. The document makes 25 recommendations for action, and then provides, in four parts, the basis of the recommendations. Part I discusses historical issues in the role of African universities. Part II indicates the need for interpreting university governing instruments in a way that facilitates performance toward the university's mission. Part III focuses on making the university a successful enterprise through innovative, entrepreneurial, effective, and efficient management. Part IV suggests engaging in institutional self-examination and disseminating findings. (JDD)
Descriptors: College Administration, Developing Nations, Developmental Programs, Educational Development, Educational Planning, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Institutional Mission, Institutional Role, Long Range Planning, School Restructuring, Self Evaluation (Groups), Strategic Planning, Universities
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Association of African Universities, Accra-North (Ghana).; United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Identifiers - Location: Africa