ERIC Number: EJ968990
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Transnational Higher Education and Challenges for University Governance in China
Ong, Kok Chung; Chan, David K. K.
Higher Education Policy, v25 n2 p151-170 Jun 2012
Higher education in China is currently undergoing a process of re-orientation. This paper focuses specifically on the development of transnational higher education (TNHE) in China over the last decade, as well as its implications for university governance. Major features of TNHE programmes in China will be explored, and a corresponding typology will be presented. We argue that in the face of the fast expanding activities of TNHE, the common irregularities in programme operation, and the less effective and efficient mechanism of quality assurance, may well be the major challenges for university governance in China. Structural reform in university governance is desirable, particularly in terms of empowering the non-public sector in Chinese higher education and of separating the role of the Party from academic administration.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Education, Higher Education, College Administration, Governance, Classification, Quality Assurance, Administrative Change
Palgrave Macmillan. Brunel Road, Houndmills, Bassingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 6XS, UK. Tel: +44-1256-357893; Fax: +44-1256-328339; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.palgrave-journals.com/hep/index.html
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China