Higher Education Institution Governance: Accountability

Governance is a broad term that encompasses many different organizational structures, processes, and actors that all work together in support of a healthy, highly functional institution. As such, higher education governance contains aspects that transcend the more traditional chain-of-command perspective. Governance can actually be thought of in several different ways relative to the functioning of an institution and how it is structured. Governance also has a great deal to do with accountability, which acts as a safeguard to processes, structures, and outcomes; however, that also means that accountability is highly influential in terms of future directions related to higher education, broadly. Beginning with an overview of traditional roles and the traditional framework of governance, the entry explains how accountability through neoliberalism and globalization is changing ...

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