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ElObeidy, Ahmed A. – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2014
Traditionally in Arab public universities, presidents are appointed by government authorities. Recently, in uprising Arab countries universities' presidents have been elected by universities' faculty members. Neither traditional nor self-governance pattern succeeded to modernise Arab universities. Reforming patterns of governance is critical for…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Universities, Governance, College Presidents
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Shah, Mahsood – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2013
The renewal of strategy development and implementation is important in the context of the changing higher education landscape. Changing government policy and the political agenda require a university to engage in careful strategy development and implementation which result in long-term sustainability. The political interest of the government will…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Quality Control, Rewards, Strategic Planning
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Brown, Roger – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2012
As the author's contribution to a series marking the Golden Jubilee of the Association of University Administrators, he reflects on changes in quality assurance over the past twenty years and speculates on what the future may hold for quality as the association moves into a new and very different competitive regime. He begins by discussing the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Educational Quality
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Brown, Roger – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2011
There has been a resurgence of interest in good practice in university governance. This may be due to a number of high profile vice-chancellor (and governor) departures, and especially the crisis at London Metropolitan University, where the Vice-Chancellor resigned in March 2009 following overclaimed public funding as a result of inaccurately…
Descriptors: Governance, Foreign Countries, Literature Reviews, Leadership Styles
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Temple, Paul – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2010
The development of a "sustainability agenda" in higher education (HEFCE 2009) is, it seems to the author, a classical example of supercomplexity in action. In this article, the author argues that the challenge for universities in responding as organisations to the demands of sustainability--which must, in the end, mean reducing fossil…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Fuels, Sustainability, College Administration
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Hogan, John – Perspectives London policy and practice in higher education, 2005
What, if any, changes have occurred in the academic structures of UK universities since the early 1990s and the abolition of the binary line? This paper attempts to answer this question and raises issues about the significance of any such changes. There is one useful publication that can provide some insight into the pattern of academic…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, College Administration