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ERIC Number: EJ764290
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-0729-4360
Expanding Peripheral Activities, Increasing Accountability Demands and Reconsidering Governance in US Higher Education
Toma, J. Douglas
Higher Education Research and Development, v26 n1 p57-72 Mar 2007
Activities emerging on the periphery of American universities and colleges of all types have challenged traditional conceptions of governance, particularly how to properly involve faculty. Examples of these activities are academic programs for non-traditional students, various auxiliary activities within institutions, and partnerships with communities and industry. This paper describes the US approach to governance and discusses how concerns about diminishing resources and increasing demand, competition and costs are causing institutions to become more managed and less influenced by faculty. The paper concludes with a discussion of recent recommendations for reform in the governance of American higher education. (Contains 7 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States