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Author Bargh, Catherine, 1960-

Title Governing universities : changing the culture? / Catherine Bargh, Peter Scott, David Smith.

Published Bristol, Penn : Open University Press, 1996.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Giblin Eunson  378.100941 BARG    AVAILABLE
Physical description p. cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index.
Contents 1. University Governance: the Historical and Policy Context -- 2. Governance and Management in Higher Education -- 3. The Governors: Backgrounds and Perceptions of Higher Education -- 4. People Like Us? The Selection and Appointment of University Governors -- 5. Governing Bodies: Roles and Organizational Structures -- 6. Processes of Governance: Roles and Decision-making -- 7. Key Agents and Relationships: Vice Chancellors and Chairs of Governing Bodies -- 8. Clashes of Culture? Comparative Perspectives on University Governance -- 9. Changing Patterns of Governance? -- The Society for Research into Higher Education.
Summary The governance of higher education in the UK was regarded until recently as the 'dignified' element within the constitution of the academy. University councils were trustees rather than directors. But governance is now a contested area and, in particular, lay governors are seen as key change agents, responsible for reforming the old donnish culture of elite higher education. Governing Universities explores who governors are, how they conceive of their new roles, and what they think about higher education policy. It examines whether governing bodies have become more actively engaged in setting institutional policies; and whether governors have changed the old culture or gone 'native'. It sets university governance in the large context of the massification and 'marketization' of higher education; and draws comparisons both with other parts of the public sector and the private sector, and with governance in North America and the rest of Europe.
Other author Scott, Peter, 1946-
Smith, David, 1955 Feb. 5-
Subject Universities and colleges -- Great Britain -- Administration.
College administrators -- Great Britain.
Universities and colleges -- Great Britain -- Sociological aspects.
Educational change -- Great Britain.
Educational surveys -- Great Britain.
ISBN 0335195393 (hardbound)
0335195385 (pbk.)