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Intermediary bodies in UK higher education governance, with particular reference to Universities UK

Locke, William (2009). Intermediary bodies in UK higher education governance, with particular reference to Universities UK. Higher Education Forum, 6(March) pp. 33–47.

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Abstract

This paper offers critical reflections on the role, functions, problems and challenges of intermediary bodies in the Unite Kingdom, and particularly on Universities UK, which represents the heads of most HEIs. In an increasingly marketised, competitive and globalised higher eduction system, the roles and functions of intermediary bodies are being questioned and they face serious problems of credibility with both government and institutions. A special focus is on Universities UK: its role, functions, structure and the problems it faces. However, the challenges identified apply to all intermediary bodies in the UK and, perhaps, elsewhere. In particular, it is argued 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: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2009 Unknown
ISSN: 1671-9719
Keywords: intermediary bodies; policy-making; problems and challenges; United Kingdom; Univesities UK
Academic Unit/Department: Centre for Higher Education Research and Information (CHERI)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 16923
Depositing User: Wendy Hunt
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2009 11:06
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2012 14:36
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/16923
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