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Intermediary Bodies in UK Higher Education Governance, with particular reference to Universities UK

Locke, William (2007). Intermediary Bodies in UK Higher Education Governance, with particular reference to Universities UK. In: A Comparative Study on the Functions of University Associations and Professional Bodies in Higher Education Governance, 7 August 2007, Tohoku University, Tokyo, Japan.

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Abstract

This key note paper offers critical reflections on the role, functions, problems and challenges of intermediary bodies in the United Kingdom, and particularly those of Universities UK, which represents the heads of most HEIs. In an increasingly marketised, competitive and globalised higher education system, the roles and functions of intermediary bodies are being questioned and they face serious problems of credibility with both government and institutions. My special focus is on Universities UK: its role, functions, structure and the problems it faces. However, I present the challenges for all intermediary bodies in the UK and, perhaps, beyond. In particular, I argue that they need to reinvent themselves as key players at both national and institutional levels and thereby make a serious contribution to policy-making at a critical time in the realisation of mass higher education in the UK.

Item Type: Conference Item
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Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetMinistry of Education, Japan
Academic Unit/Department: Other Departments > Centre for Higher Education Research and Information (CHERI)
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Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 11795
Depositing User: William Locke
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2008 13:18
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2016 13:07
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/11795
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