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Governance in South African higher education

Hall, M, Symes, A and Luescher, T 2002, Governance in South African higher education , Council on Higher Education, Pretoria.

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Abstract

As a result of widespread and increasing concern about the quality of leadership and management of public higher education institutions (HEIs), at the beginning of 2001 the Council on Higher Education (CHE) established a task team on governance of HEIs. The task team had three main objectives: to describe and analyse the state of governance at HEIs with special focus on the role of councils, senates, institutional forums and executive management and the relationship between these four structures; to establish whether, how effectively and with what consequences co-operative governance had been implemented at HEIs in South Africa; to make recommendations on how to improve efficiency, effectiveness and accountability in higher education governance.The investigation was to be conducted within the framework of the principles, values and goals defined for higher education in the government’s various policy documents since the mid-late 1990s.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: Higher Education; South Africa
Themes: Subjects / Themes > L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Social Justice Research
Strategic Leadership Team
Publisher: Council on Higher Education
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 1919856307
Funders: Department for International Development (DFID), Ford Foundation
Depositing User: AL Sherwin
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2010 14:08
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2014 20:49
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/2969

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