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Higher Education Dynamics

Governing Higher Education: National Perspectives on Institutional Governance

Editors: Amaral, Alberto, Jones, Glen A., Karseth, B. (Eds.)

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Over the last decades higher education has gone through an unprecedented growth period, and as a result the average university or college has now more students and a larger output than ever before. At the same time, the socio-economic and political demands with respect to higher education have grown dramatically. These developments have taken place without a proportional increase of the budgets and facilities of the higher education institutions. This has created an imbalance between the expectations with respect to higher education and the institutional capacities in the sector. One of the underlying trends is that the traditional pact between higher education and society has become problematic. Society no longer accepts the rather special and protected position that universities have had for a very long time in our societies. The knowledge-based social and cultural missions of higher education institutions are no longer taken for granted as the main legitimacy bases for public investments in higher education. Universities and colleges are at present expected to function efficiently, to contribute to sustainable economic growth at various levels, and to add to national and even supranational trade balances. On top of this they have to prove that they maintain a high level of quality in their primary activities, i. e. teaching, research and services, while adapting and responding to the expectations expressed so vehemently in their environments, and to a decreasing per capita funding basis.

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"... there are some pearls of new knowledge, especially from papers based on empirical studies rather than high-level policy analysis. [...] This collection of papers provides a useful reference for anyone interested in international trends in governance and management. The volume highlights how historial and cultural factors remain an important influence in the way that systems and institutions respond differently to common global, social and economic trends."
(Maddy McMaster, University of Melbourne, Australia in Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, (26:1)

"This book addresses from a multinational perspective the vital role of institutional governance in its myriad dimensions. … Contributors to this volume represent nine countries. … The main strengths of this volume rest in its intellectual integrity and international scope. … This book serves as a valuable reference for the higher education governance scholar. … This volume provides an excellent representative look at strategic issues surrounding higher education governance from a multinational perspective. This book will serve well the strategic planner and policy maker." (James S. Taylor, Planning for Higher Education, Vol. 33 (2), 2005)


Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • The Emergent Role of External Stakeholders in European Higher Education Governance

    Pages 1-21

    Amaral, Alberto (et al.)

  • Organisational Strategies and Governance Structures in Dutch Universities

    Pages 23-41

    Maassen, Peter

  • Trust, The Essence of Governance?

    Pages 43-61

    Boer, Harry

  • The Recent Evolution of French Universities

    Pages 63-85

    Musselin, Christine (et al.)

  • University Governance and Finance: The Impact of Changes in Resource Allocation on Decision Making Structures

    Pages 87-98

    Chevaillier, Thierry

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Governing Higher Education: National Perspectives on Institutional Governance
Editors
  • Alberto Amaral
  • Glen A. Jones
  • B. Karseth
Series Title
Higher Education Dynamics
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-015-9946-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-015-9946-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-1078-1
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6200-0
Series ISSN
1571-0378
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXI, 299
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