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ERIC Number: EJ851131
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Sep
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1358-3883
Academic Staff Participation in University Governance: Internal Responses to External Quality Demands
Kovac, Vesna; Ledic, Jasminka; Rafajac, Branko
Tertiary Education and Management, v9 n3 p215-232 Sep 2003
Higher education in Croatia is confronted with new trends and quality demands mostly connected with Bologna processes. It is assumed that Croatian universities with their existing governance structures, characterised by strong state regulation and weak institutional administration, cannot respond effectively to new demands. Findings of the survey on conceptions of governance at the Croatian universities are presented in the paper, with its main aim to explore academic staff's perception of university governance. The idea of the university as a "learning organisation" with strong leadership and engaged academic staff is taken as the desired model. Mapping the opinions of academic staff on the present governance structures, their role in governance issues, and making an inventory of their perceptions of strengths and weaknesses of governance processes, forms important background for reflections on adequate modifications in academic governance.
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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: Croatia