Western’s new position is an experiment in the broad-based public fundraising that is growing in popularity at Canadian universities (Alice Munro’s alma mater has plan to turn Nobel fame into new fundraising
Despite major changes in the governance of universities overtly intended to transform them into authoritatively integrated collectivities, the extent of their organisational actorhood remains quite limited and varied between OECD countries. This is because of inherent limitations to the managerial direction and control of research and teaching activities in public science systems as well as considerable variations in how governance changes are being implemented in different kinds of states.
Four ideal types of university can be distinguished in terms of their strategic and operational autonomy and capability:
3: State-chartered and
These become established under different proximate and background conditions such that relatively high levels of organisational actorhood are unlikely to be achieved in many OECD countries without major shifts in state structures and policies.
Minerva, November 2012
Transforming Universities: National Conditions of Their Varied Organisational Actorhood
Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
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Comprehensive examination of the relationship between higher education, state government, and economic development.
Local, state, and national economies are facing unprecedented levels of international competition. The current fiscal crisis has hampered the ability of many governments in the developed world to directly facilitate economic growth. At the same time, many governments in the developing world are investing significant new resources into local infrastructure and industry development initiatives. At the heart of the current economic transformation lie our colleges and universities. Through their roles in education, innovation, knowledge transfer, and community engagement, these institutions are working toward spurring economic growth and prosperity.
This book brings together leading scholars from a variety of disciplines to assess how universities and colleges exert impact on economic growth. The contributors consider various methodologies, metrics, and data sources that may be used to gauge the performance of diverse higher education institutions in improving economic outcomes in the United States and around the world. Also presented are new typologies of economic development activities and related state policies that are designed to improve understanding of such initiatives and generate new energy and focus for an international community of scholars and practitioners working to formulate new models for how public universities and colleges may lead economic development in their states and communities while still performing their traditional educational functions.
Universities and Colleges as Economic Drivers is meant to cultivate greater understanding among elected officials, business representatives, policymakers, and other concerned parties about the central roles universities and colleges play in national, state, and local economies.
Jason E. Lane is Director of Education Studies and Senior Fellow at the Rockefeller Institute of Government and Associate Professor of Educational Administration and Policy Studies at the University at Albany, State University of New York. D. Bruce Johnstone is Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Higher and Comparative Education at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, and former Chancellor of the State University of New York. Both have published several books focusing on both US and international higher education.
Universities and Colleges as Economic Drivers Measuring Higher Education’s Role in Economic Development
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Jason E. Lane - Editor D. Bruce Johnstone - Editor Nancy L. Zimpher - Foreword by SUNY series, Critical Issues in Higher Education Hardcover - 338 pages Release Date: November 2012 ISBN13: 978-1-4384-4501-4
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