11 novembre 2015

Governance and institutional leadership in higher education in India

This issue of IAU Horizons offers a selection of thought-provoking papers on Leadership challenges and strategic management, thus fueling a reflection on one of the key thematic areas of work for the Association.
Governance and institutional leadership in higher education in India, by N.V. Varghese
The higher education sector in India has been experiencing slow growth and low GER for a long time. The acceleration in the rate of growth and increase in GER in this century helped the country enter into a stage of massification of higher education. With around 30 million students, 700 universities and 36 thousand colleges, the Indian higher education sector is not only massive but also second largest in the world. The fast expansion of the sector is accompanied by the diversification of the sector in terms providers, study programmes and sources of funding. The private institutions, open universities and online courses such as the Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have become an integral part of the changing higher education landscape in India. It is a major challenge to govern and manage such a large and diversified system. More...

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Put simply, we are in the wrong organizational vehicle for the 21st century

This issue of IAU Horizons offers a selection of thought-provoking papers on Leadership challenges and strategic management, thus fueling a reflection on one of the key thematic areas of work for the Association.
Put simply, we are in the wrong organizational vehicle for the 21st century, by Leith Sharp
I’ve been asking senior leaders this question: “Is there a clear path for a good idea to come from anywhere in your organization?” The general consensus is no, there is no clear path for a good idea to find its way forward from anywhere, not for universities, corporations, government agencies, nor non-profits alike. There are some specific exceptions, but they are specific and they are exceptions. Instead the general agreement seems to be that the success of a good idea depends mostly on the sheer tenacity of its champion. More...

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Governance and strategies leading towards a transborder higher education system

This issue of IAU Horizons offers a selection of thought-provoking papers on Leadership challenges and strategic management, thus fueling a reflection on one of the key thematic areas of work for the Association.
Governance and strategies leading towards a transborder higher education system, by Yutaka Tsujinaka with Chiho Kabeya
In general, contrary to popular beliefs, Japanese society is rather slow to adopt changes and can even be inflexible at times. It has remained stable only in as much as the various systems support each other well. The current higher education system in Japan began in 1949 with the establishment of the New Constitution in 1947 when education laws were enacted and the higher education system was consolidated into “universities” in line with the formulation of the 6-3-3-4 school system. Since 2004, an independent corporation status was given to all national universities. This is a great transformation of the legal status and management system of national universities. However, even when granted such status, they remained basically as one of the conservative systems in society. Recently, however, universities have started to change under strong leadership. At present, there are 86 national universities, 90 public universities and 606 private universities in Japan, where in 80 percent of subsidies from the government are allocated to national universities. More...

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From strategy definition to execution. Why and how

This issue of IAU Horizons offers a selection of thought-provoking papers on Leadership challenges and strategic management, thus fueling a reflection on one of the key thematic areas of work for the Association.
Leadership Challenges and Strategic Management, by Angelo Riccaboni and Francesca Trovarelli
In the last decades, all academic systems have been involved in a process of transformation in order to deal with complex social and economic challenges. In particular, the need for better managed universities and new regulations have stimulated the focus on the definition of formal planning and strategic management systems. More...

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Leadership and strategic management

This issue of IAU Horizons offers a selection of thought-provoking papers on Leadership challenges and strategic management, thus fueling a reflection on one of the key thematic areas of work for the Association.
Leadership Challenges and Strategic Management, by Pam Fredman and Marianne Granfelt.
The role of leadership and management of higher education institutions (HEIs) for the quality and development of research and education is highlighted in the activities of IAU. However, the conditions for this leadership vary greatly, depending on factors such as national regulations and ownership structure (public vs. private). The demands imposed on management and line organisation by the government, private owners and funders is sometimes perceived as a challenge to traditional academic collegial structures. More...

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IN FOCUS - Leadership Challenges and Strategic Management

This issue of IAU Horizons offers a selection of thought-provoking papers on Leadership challenges and strategic management, thus fueling a reflection on one of the key thematic areas of work for the Association.
IN FOCUS - Leadership Challenges and Strategic Management
Governance and leadership are very important aspects of quality higher education and are an essential foundation for any HEI to flourish and to fulfill its social mission. Effective governance and leadership play a vital role in enabling institutions to meet the challenges created by new socio-economic factors that create new and difficult environment for education. These challenges include the commodification of higher education, the promotion of an equitable society, the need for an ethical framework for higher education, and the role that higher education must play in promoting sustainable development. More...

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International UNESCO-IIEP/IAU SURVEY on “Current Developments, Drivers, and Challenges in the Quality management of HE

This issue of IAU Horizons offers a selection of thought-provoking papers on Leadership challenges and strategic management, thus fueling a reflection on one of the key thematic areas of work for the Association.
Higher Education for sustainable Development and the Transition to the SDGs and the Post-2015 Development Agenda
Quality management (QM) has become a major strand of higher education reform worldwide. Many higher education institutions (HEIs) have set up QM mechanisms not only to comply with the requirements of national quality assurance agencies or regulatory bodies, but also to generate information that responds to their internal requirements for quality monitoring and management. More...

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LEADHER: IAU Leadership for Higher Education Reform Programme

This issue of IAU Horizons offers a selection of thought-provoking papers on Leadership challenges and strategic management, thus fueling a reflection on one of the key thematic areas of work for the Association.
Higher Education for sustainable Development and the Transition to the SDGs and the Post-2015 Development Agenda
The IAU Leadership for Higher Education Reform Programme (LEADHER) creates opportunities for learning partnerships and collaborations among IAU Member Institutions. It gives expression to the IAU mission to strengthen higher education worldwide by facilitating exchange among its Members. Funding for this programme is made available through a special grant that IAU has received from the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida). The programme aims to increase and improve South-South as well as South-North cooperation among higher education institutions with a view to strengthening research capacity and research management in developing country universities. More...

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Higher Education for sustainable Development and the Transition to the SDGs and the Post-2015 Development Agenda

This issue of IAU Horizons offers a selection of thought-provoking papers on Leadership challenges and strategic management, thus fueling a reflection on one of the key thematic areas of work for the Association.
Higher Education for sustainable Development and the Transition to the SDGs and the Post-2015 Development Agenda
Higher Education has today more than ever -with the MDGs coming to an end and being replaced by the SDGs- a key role to play in achieving the challenging goals set for the post- 2015 Development Agenda. Leaders of universities and other Higher Education institutions, the academic and administrative communities, the students and other HE stakeholders are driving the processes to lead up to a more sustainable present and future. More...

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Outcomes ot the IAU 6th Global Meeting of Associations

This issue of IAU Horizons offers a selection of thought-provoking papers on Leadership challenges and strategic management, thus fueling a reflection on one of the key thematic areas of work for the Association.
Outcomes ot the IAU 6th Global Meeting of Associations
Organised in cooperation with Inter-american Organization for Higher Education and hosted by the University of Montreal, Québec, Canada, the 6th edition of the GMA took place in Montreal last May; it focused on “Social innovation: challenges and prospects for higher education”. More...

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