The Accountability for Quality Agenda in Higher Education
Governments in many countries exert pressures on universities to be more accountable for the results they manage to achieve with the resources available to them. A recently added twist, ironically within the context of falling government investment and rising student demand, is that governments are intruding into areas which have long been regarded as prerogatives of autonomous universities.
The paper, which draws on international developments, is intended to help make sense of what is happening, identify different interests of governments and universities and seeks to find a path through the conflict. It calls for open discussion ahead of legislation being introduced to the Parliament.
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Chapter 3 - Developments Relating to Accountability for Quality Agenda
- 3.1 Developments in the European Higher Education Area
- 3.2 Developments in Britain
- 3.3 Developments in the OECD
- 3.4 Developments in the United States of America
- 3.5 Developments in Australia