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Description - Managing Good Governance in Higher Education by Michael Shattock

"Michael Shattock, former registrar of Warwick, can lay claim to having invented the serious study of university governance in Britain." Public How has university governance changed and developed over the last quarter of a century? How can people actively engaged in university governance manage the increasingly complex issues that confront them? This book addresses university governance as extending throughout an institution from the governing body to senates/academic boards and the organs of governance at faculty and departmental levels. It considers the legal structure of higher education institutions; the impact of developments in corporate governance in the private sector; the reforms in modern university governance, including in academic governance; the practicalities of managing governance, drawing on selected case studies; and the role of governance in relation to institutional performance. Whilst the primary market for the book is the United Kingdom, many of the themes addressed are of international applicability. The book provides both a practical guide for those actively involved in governing universities -- lay governors, senior managers and academics -- and a key scholarly text for students of higher education, managers in universities and colleges, and policy makers.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780335216666
ISBN-10: 0335216668
Format: Paperback
(217mm x 135mm x 15mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Open University Press
Publisher: Open University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Michael Shattock

David Warner and David Palfreyman, the series editors, are Principal and Chief Executive of Swansea Institute of Higher Education and Bursar of New College, Oxford, respectively. They are the founding Directors of OxCHEPS (Oxford Centre for Higher Education Policy Studies), a group who run conferences for senior managers in universities and colleges. Michael Shattock the author, is a Visiting Professor at the Institute of Education, University of London and joint director of the MBA in Higher Education Management. He is well known both in the UK and overseas as a successful manager in higher education and for his high profile inquiries into institutional governance and management issues. He is author of Managing Successful Universities (Open University Press 2003).