Key Institutional Policies

What is a policy and what makes it of key importance for an institution? There are different ways of thinking about policy and strategy, with different implications for how higher education institutions might be led and managed. Policies and strategies embody explicit choices made by the institution or people within it about what institutions should be like, how they should operate, and how people should behave. ‘Key policies’ cover those things considered most important for the institution to try to regulate or control. This entry considers different approaches and traces their broad implications, with practical illustrations and institutional examples.

Ways of Thinking About Policy and Strategy

Policies in higher education can be considered at many different levels—as part of a national system, at state or local government ...

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