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Diamond, Ian – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2016
Professor Sir Ian Diamond is Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Aberdeen, an appointment he has held since 1 April 2010. He was previously Chief Executive of the Economic and Social Research Council. He was also Chair of the Research Councils UK Executive Group (2004-2009) the umbrella body that represents all seven UK Research…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Efficiency, Professional Associations, Conference Papers
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Beer, Janet – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2015
This paper presents a lecture given at the 17th Annual Lecture of the Association of University Administrators (AUA). The subject of the lecture is equality and diversity in higher education (HE) leadership, or possibly the absence of equality and diversity. The author focuses on what can be done to ensure that capable women enter HE leadership…
Descriptors: Leadership, Higher Education, Social Justice, Racial Differences
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Smith, Steve – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2010
This article represents a lecture given by Professor Steve Smith at the Association of University Administrators Annual Lecture on 20 October 2009. There has been considerable change in the sector since the lecture was delivered, however, the Editor and author felt that the issues still pose significant challenges to higher education (HE), and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Mobility, Foreign Countries, Information Technology
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Thackwray, Bob – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2007
This paper is based on a keynote speech delivered to the AUA Annual Conference, Belfast, April 2006. It discusses the concept of organisational development as it applies to universities, where internally developed approaches applying some of the core principles of standard frameworks are the norm. The author discusses several organisational…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Organizational Development, Higher Education, Attitude Change
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Hodgson, Patricia – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2006
This paper discusses the cost and purpose of regulation in the higher education sector in the United Kingdom. Higher education is changing fast, facing competition from around the world and offering new economic drive in Britain's regions. Tuition fees bring much needed investment to this growing sector. This means a new challenge for funding…
Descriptors: Accountability, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Quality