ERIC Number: EJ963589
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Reference Count: 17
Who Runs Our Universities?
Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, v16 n2 p41-45 2012
Inside the academy there is a cultural perspective that it should run itself, in the sense that "business as usual" should be done with no one's hands obviously on the levers. This theory reaches its high point in the "self-government" of Oxford and Cambridge colleges. In this article, the author explores the question, "who runs our universities?", and explains that it is the duty of university governance, leadership and management to analyse, adjudicate and steer through the overheated battle between those inside and those outside UK universities about who is really in charge.
Descriptors: Governance, Higher Education, Colleges, Foreign Countries, Universities, Leadership, College Administration, Administrators
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United Kingdom (Cambridge)