More Regulatory Woes A recent speech by the Universities Minister focused on his apparent desire to reduce regulation for institutions: “We are in a government that understands the value of autonomy,” Mr Willetts said. Mr Willetts talked about the possibility of reducing data collection requirements as well as the likelihood of universities escaping some EU … Continue reading The Imperfect University: More and more regulation
Regulation, Regulation, Regulation
More Regulatory Woes In University Governance: Questions for a New Era, Professor Malcolm Gillies looks at a whole set of issues around university governance. A previous post noted his suggestion about a greater involvement of alumni but he suggests that they will become more important than the state, at least in governance terms, because of … Continue reading Regulation, Regulation, Regulation
Browne report: the end of the QAA (and OFFA and OIA)
Beyond changes to higher education funding Naturally, all of the attention today will be on the funding elements of the Browne report. However, one significant change which is unlikely to attract much comment will nevertheless carry major implications for universities. It is proposed to merge four agencies into one: The higher education system is currently … Continue reading Browne report: the end of the QAA (and OFFA and OIA)
In the context of reports about bursary support in English universities it is instructive to consider some recent developments from the Ivy League: First, from the Chronicle: Yale University said on Monday that it would reduce the average cost of studying in New Haven, Conn., by at least half for families with annual incomes below … Continue reading Fee generosity?