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Academic governance in the contemporary university : perspectives from Anglophone nations / Julie Rowlands.

Author/creator Rowlands, Julie author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Singapore : Springer, [2017]
Copyright Notice ©2017
Descriptionxxiv, 247 pages ; 25 cm
Contents Part I. Academic governance in context: The changing nature of the university sector ; University governance within an international context ; What is academic governance? ; Comparing academic governance across Anglophone nations ; The theoretical and policy context ; University governance models -- Part II. Case studies of academic governance in practice: Changes in the case study academic boards over time ; Academic board strengths and weaknesses ; Academic governance within university power and authority relationships ; The academic board and academic quality assurance -- Part III. Moving forward: Key issues and challenges facing academic governance ; Strengthening academic governance into the future.
Abstract This book addresses three central questions in contemporary university governance: (1) How and why has academic governance in Anglophone nations changed in recent years and what impact have these changes had on current practices? (2) How do power relations within universities affect decisions about teaching and research and what are the implications for academic voices? (3) How can those involved in university governance and management improve academic governance processes and outcomes and why is it important that they do so? The book explores these issues in clear, concise and accessible language that will appeal to higher education researchers and governance practitioners alike. It draws on extensive empirical data from key national systems in the Anglophone world but goes beyond the simply descriptive to analyse and explain.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references.

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