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ERIC Number: EJ1016859
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0818-8068
TEQSA and Risk-Based Regulation: Considerations for University Governing Bodies
Baird, Jeanette
Australian Universities' Review, v55 n2 p72-79 2013
The advent of a new national regulatory and quality assurance regime in Australia, through the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), presents additional requirements to university governing bodies, for compliance with standards and for risk management. This paper discusses TEQSA's approach and potential vulnerabilities for TEQSA as the regulator. It then analyses issues for the membership, role and conduct of university governing bodies arising from TEQSA's requirements. The challenges and potential hazards of TEQSA's model for university governing bodies are outlined, with particular reference to the differences between the risk management and strategic goals of institutions and of the regulator. While focusing on the situation in Australia, the analysis is relevant to university governance in other countries where risk-based regulatory approaches are under development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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