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1st Edition

Accountability in Higher Education

ISBN 9781138319370
Published April 28, 2020 by Routledge
180 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1979 Accountability in Higher Education contains the first comprehensive analysis of accountability in Australian higher education. The contributors systematically examine organisation and practice in the Australian higher education system, major issues relating to the accountability movement, and possible future developments arising from these issues. The authors look in turn at the various levels of organisation and accountability within the higher education system – Federal, State, sector, institution and individual – and in so doing provide the most comprehensive coverage possible of the major issues of concern. The book provides a detailed analysis that will be of particular interest to teachers, administrators and educational researchers.

Table of Contents


1. The Structure of Higher Education in Australia, J. Hyde

2. Accountability at the Federal Level, P.R. Chippendale

3. Accountability at the State Level, W.C. Hall and F.J. Willett

4. Accountability at the Community Level, J.A. McDonell

5. Institutional Structures and Internal Accountability, G.A. Ramsey and J. Howlett

6. Academic Accountability – Resources, G. Burke and P.A. McKenzie

7. Academic Accountability – Courses and Programs, G.S. Harman and R. St C. Johnson

8. Academic Accountability – Staff, A. Patching

9. The Manpower Aspect of Accountability in Higher Education, J. Niland

10. Accountability: Philosophy and Practice, N.A. Nilsson

The Contributors



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Glyne Piggott is an Emeritus Professor of Linguistics at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. During his four decades at McGill, he served terms as Associate Dean of the Faculty of Arts, as well as Director of Undergraduate Studies, Graduate Program Director, and Chair of the Department of Linguistics. He was the Vice-President and President-Elect of the Canadian Linguistic Association from 2002 to 2003.