Governance of Higher Education explores the work of traditional and contemporary higher education scholarship worldwide, providing readers with an understanding of the assumptions, historical traditions, and paradigms that have shaped the scholarship on governance. Bringing together the vast and disparate writings that form the higher education governance literature—including frameworks drawn from a range of disciplines and global scholarship—this book synthesizes the significant theoretical, conceptual, and empirical scholarship to advance the research and practice of governance. Coverage includes the structures of governance, cultures and practices, the collegial tradition, the new managed environment of the academy, and the politics and processes of governance. As universities across the globe face a myriad of challenges and multiple stakeholder demands, Governance of Higher Education offers scholars, practitioners, and higher education graduate students an essential resource for advancing research and the practice of governance.

chapter 2|27 pages

Theories of Governance

Institutions, Agency, and External Influences

chapter 3|21 pages

Theories of Governance

Structure, Culture, and Internal Dynamics

chapter 4|23 pages

State-University Governance

Concepts, Perspectives, and Shifting Tides

chapter 6|25 pages

Academic Self-Governance

Concepts, Theories, and Practices

chapter 7|16 pages

Governance as Politics and Processes

chapter 8|18 pages

Governing the Managed Enterprise

chapter 9|12 pages

New Issues and Challenges in Governance

chapter 10|4 pages

Concluding Observations and Reflections