International growth in higher education, the introduction of new providers and increased public and state interest in university structures, levels of fees and funding models have made governance in higher education a vital and sometimes controversial topic.
Governing Higher Education Today provides challenging perspectives on the longer-term dynamics and policy trends in a world market for higher education. Through international perspectives and case studies, it considers:
- The emerging national responses, which are likely to shape institutional governance in the next decade.
- An analysis of the trends and strategic directions in governance and policy in higher education.
- Insights from practising thought leaders on the future of higher education governance and policy.
- Traditions and values within higher education governance.
- Lessons and trends in the interaction of institutions and government.
Whether you sit on a governing body, work in a university leadership role or in a governance or policy team, teach or study higher education, Governing Higher Education Today provides a thoughtful yet practical guide to the future of university governance with international applicability.
Table of Contents
List of Contributors
Introduction: Located Voices
Chapter 1: The role and perspective of a UK Chair of the Governing Body
Chapter 2: The University Secretary: at the heart of governance
Chapter 3: Higher Education Governance and Policy on trial
Jonathan W. Nicholls
Chapter 4: Changing Governance Models in North American Higher Education
Robert A. Scott
Chapter 5: Shaping European Universities: A perspective from the Netherlands
Stephan van Galen
Chapter 6: Diverging Governance Models in a devolved system: case studies from Scotland and Wales
Rebecca Davies and Gerald Webber
Chapter 7: Changing University Governance in South Africa
David J. Hornsby and Ruksana Osman
Chapter 8: Changing Governance Models in Australian Universities
Giconda di Lorenzo and Julie Wells
Chapter 9: Can there be a universal framework of Good Governance
Nina Atwal, Mark Butler, Divia Mattoo and Michael Wood
The English Experiment
Chapter 10: How current trends in UK Corporate Governance might influence future higher education governance and policy
Chapter 11: The legal framework for University governance in England: how to understand, comply and build on it
Chapter 12: The development and purpose of Corporate Governance Codes
Chapter 13: Regulating Higher Education markets: the English policy experiment as a case study
Elements of Governance
Chapter 14: Public Good(s), Public Benefit and the Public Interest: A Critical Examination of Three Public Purposes of English Universities
Chapter 15: Effectiveness and Effectiveness Reviews
Chapter 16: Assurance of academic standards and quality by and beyond the academy
Chapter 17: A focus on Performance and Risk: the light and shade of trust and accountability
Tony Strike is University Secretary at the University of Sheffield, UK and a member of the executive boards of the European Higher Education Society (EAIR) and the UK Higher Education Strategic Planners Association (HESPA).
Jonathan Nicholls is University Secretary at the Open University and was successively the Registrar of the University of Warwick, the University of Birmingham and the Registrary of the University of Cambridge. He was Chair of the UK’s Association of Heads of University Administration (AHUA).
John Rushforth is Executive Secretary of the Committee for University Chairs (CUC) and until 2014 was Deputy Vice Chancellor and Clerk to the Board of Governors at the University of the West of England.