Tag Archives: University governance

‘Buffer’ body revival fails to sway Universities Australia

‘Buffer’ body revival fails to sway Universities Australia | Andrew Trounson | The Australian Higher Education | 21 November, 2012

THOSE pushing for revival of an independent “buffer” body between sector and government appear to have lost the battle of ideas within Universities Australia.

The proposal for such a body as a way to cut reaqd tape and promote coherent polcy is expectd to be abandoned or wwatered down in UA’s policy platform after most vice-chancellors were left unconvinced.

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Price of avoiding the market: your freedom

Price of avoiding the market: your freedom | David Matthews | Times Higher Education | 19 April 2012

Devolved governments are constricting autonomy of universities, Hepi says. Universities in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland risk having their autonomy reduced to that of further education colleges because the rejection of England’s market approach has come at the cost of increasing government intervention, a report on the impact of devolution on higher education has said.

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Hepi calls for alumni to take governance roles

Hepi calls for alumni to take governance roles | Simon Baker | Times Higher Education | 31 March 2011

University governance must be overhauled to address the problem of “dispassionate” independent board members who protect their own interests at times of crisis rather than those of the institutions they serve, according to a new study.

Under changes proposed by the review, alumni would be handed a central role as government reforms necessitate a move towards governors that have a direct interest in their universities’ well-being.

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