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ERIC Number: EJ858822
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-5748
Gubernatorial Authority and Influence on Public Higher Education
Christakis, Michael N.
Review of Higher Education, v33 n1 p95-117 Fall 2009
State governors have the potential to impact their states' public higher education systems in a variety of very significant ways. The findings for the 33 governors included in this study suggest a great deal of variation in the extent of their authority and influence. Governors' composite ratings of formal authority and informal influence are transposed onto a four-quadrant matrix of gubernatorial power. The matrix reveals that 19 systems have maximum-power governors, 11 have entrepreneurial-power governors, 8 have prescribed-power governors, and 2 have minimum-power governors. (Contains 3 figures and 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Georgia; Hawaii; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Minnesota; Mississippi; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New York; North Dakota; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Vermont; Wisconsin; Wyoming