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ERIC Number: EJ771822
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0952-8733
Institutional Autonomy Revisited: Autonomy Justified and Accounted
Moses, Ingrid
Higher Education Policy, v20 n3 p261-274 2007
Australian universities have enjoyed large-scale autonomy. In a society that increasingly regards university education from an instrumentalist point of view, universities' anxious safeguarding of their autonomy is widely seen as an attempt to evade accountability. Yet there has been an acceptance that a corollary to autonomy is accountability. Over the past 20 years, the boundaries of autonomy have changed and accountability requirements multiplied. This paper explores the developments in Australia within a wider international context. In particular, it notes changes in seven areas of institutional autonomy, staff, students, curriculum and teaching, academic standards, research and publications, governance, and administration and finance. It concludes that Australian universities have been responsive to societal expectations within the boundaries of changing institutional autonomy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia