ERIC Number: EJ1014395
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Changing Internal Governance: Are Leadership Roles and Management Structures in United Kingdom Universities Fit for the Future?
Higher Education Quarterly, v67 n3 p275-294 Jul 2013
This paper examines changes and developments in institutions' internal governance during the last decade, identifying points of continuity in the policy and political environment in the United Kingdom as well as points of difference. External drivers are discussed as part of the increasingly dynamic and volatile operating conditions for higher education. Institutions' internal governance arrangements are presented within a framework drawn from Clarke's studies of entrepreneurial universities. The final section of the article argues for a re-interpretation and strengthening of collegial forms of governance, using models and examples drawn from innovative private sector companies that can indicate useful directions for higher education institutions so that they are better fitted to meet 21st century challenges. While the analysis is focused on the UK, the lessons are more widely applicable.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Educational Change, Political Influences, Educational Policy, Higher Education, Private Sector, Financial Support, Educational Finance, Instructional Leadership, College Administration, Leadership Role, Governance
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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