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Palfreyman, David – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2015
This article explores the possible impact (beyond the appointment of a Director of Compliance for HE managers) once the Higher Education Act 2016 has created OFTE--the Office for Tertiary Education Regulation. The article also focuses attention on the long-established consumer protection context for the operation of the student-university contract…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Higher Education, Educational Administration, Educational Malpractice
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Palfreyman, David – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2015
This article explores the new Legislative Act concerned with the "Risk of Being Drawn into Terrorism" and the need for "Preventing People Being Drawn into Terrorism." It provides consultation and guidance to specified authorities such as universities on how they should go about implementing this "Prevent" duty. The…
Descriptors: Terrorism, Emergency Programs, Crisis Management, College Programs
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Palfreyman, David – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2013
The accountants Grant Thornton (GT) do a welcome and nice piece of pro bono work by analysing the annual accounts of the UK's 160 (sic) HEIs and compiling a report on "The Financial Health of the Higher Education Sector"--this year entitled "The calm before the storm"! GT duly note that, if the US Department of Education's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Financial Exigency, Financial Problems, Higher Education
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Palfreyman, David – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2013
Education is often seen as a contrast (or even contest) between being a process of liberal education (with the aim of fostering life-long independent, innovative and creative thinking useful throughout life) and delivering vocational education (immediately applicable skills and competencies, ready for the world of work--"employability").…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Higher Education, Selective Admission, Comparative Education
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Palfreyman, David – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2012
The author argues that a Higher Education Bill will be lacking in the future, as promised in the 2011 White Paper on HE; and hence the regulatory framework for English HE will, for the immediate future at least, have to evolve within the law as it is rather than via new legal powers. The essential issue is how to extract the benefits of market…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Competition, Consumer Education, Tuition
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Alderman, Geoffrey; Palfreyman, David – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2011
Last October Lord Browne of Madingley published the long-awaited report of his "Independent Review into Higher Education Funding and Student Finance" (Independent Review 2010). Browne and his colleagues recommended the removal of the "cap" on the tuition fees chargeable for first degrees by taxpayer-funded universities in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Free Enterprise System, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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Palfreyman, David – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2010
The prime feature of the student's legal relationship with his or her university is that it is governed by contract law, and in all other aspects of life such a contract can be reviewed/investigated by the courts in the event of a dispute between the two parties to the contract. In the world of academe, however, the key aspect of the contract (the…
Descriptors: Courts, Higher Education, Student College Relationship, Colleges
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Palfreyman, David – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2007
In this article, the author explores the features of the higher education (HE) industry (nationally and globally) in terms of an industrial economic analysis. Specifically, the author explores the following questions: (1) Can HE as an industry and HEIs as service-providers control costs in the absence of a free and genuinely/ruthlessly competitive…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Economic Research, Educational Finance, Economic Impact