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From the Eye of the Storm

Higher Education's Changing Institution

By Ben Jongbloed (Edited by), P.A. Maassen (Edited by), Guy Neave (Edited by)

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Format: Hardback, 336 pages
Other Information: 1
Published In: Netherlands, 01 October 1999
Universities and colleges have been under severe pressure to expand student numbers in order to fulfill new and more business-like approaches and to raise levels of efficiency and quality. Over the coming years, institutions of higher education will face increasing competition for students and funds, as well as the need to prove their relevance to society and become an integral part of the global information economy of the 21st century. They are confronted with such important questions as: How is higher education meeting this challenge? How far is the pressure for change reflected in the institute's working practices?This volume contains a series of chapters that focus on the institutional dimension of higher education policy. They have been written by researchers from the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS) of the University of Twente (The Netherlands) in collaboration with some of their colleagues from outside the Center and cover a broad range of areas in which the Center has been actively involved over the past 15 years.

Table of Contents

Contributors. Preface. 1. Introduction: Organisational adaptation in higher education; P. Maassen, et al. 2. People on a bridge: Central European higher education institutions in a storm of reform; D.F. Westerheijden, K. Sorensen. 3. Academic staff between threat and opportunity: Changing employment and conditions of service; E. de Weert, L. van Vucht Tijssen. 4. Internationalisation as a cause for innovation in higher education: A comparison between European cooperation and the Dutch cross-border cooperation programme; M. van der Wende, et al. 5. Assessing institutional change at the level of the faculty: Examining faculty motivations and new degree programmes; I. Jenniskens, C. Morphew. 6. New study programmes at universities: Strategic adaptation versus institutional adjustment; J. Huisman, L. Meek. 7. Budgeting at the institutional level: responding to internal pressures and external opportunities; B. Jongbloed, H. van der Knoop. 8. Marketisation, hybrid organisations and accounting in higher education; J. Koelman, P. de Vries. 9. Hey, big spender! Institutional responsiveness to student demand; H.J.J. Vossensteyn, I.R. Dobson. 10. Analysis of institutions of university governance: A classification scheme applied to postwar changes in Dutch higher education; H. de Boer, B. Denters. 11. Institutional change in doctoral education: The graduate school; J. Bartelse, L. Goedegebuure. 12. Higher education policies and institutional response in Flanders: Instrumental analysis and cultural theory; O. van Heffen, et al. 13. Integrating two theoretical perspectives on organisational adaptation; P. Maassen, A. Gornitzka.


`This book describes and catalogues changes which have taken place, rather then critiquing them. It aims at an impartial stance, which is in contrast with many books in this area. It makes a valuable contribution to the discourse of change in higher education and gives food for thought to the many who are interested in such change.' David Crowter in Prometheus, The Journal of Issues in Technological Change, Innovation, Information, Economics, Communications and Science Policy, 21:3

EAN: 9780792360650
ISBN: 0792360656
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Dimensions: 23.39 x 15.6 x 1.91 centimetres (0.65 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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