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This is the knowledge interchange of the University of Westminster Higher Education Research Centre (HERC). The Centre is a cross-university community of practice of educational researchers. Its aim is to enhance the quality and value of research-informed learning and teaching practices in higher education.

 

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The Great University Gamble | Andrew McGettigan

The Great University Gamble | Andrew McGettigan | University and Higher Education Systems Research | Scoop.it

Chapters on corporate form and on governance and public accountability should be required reading for anyone working in a university currently undergoing changes in management structure. They highlight the exclusion of most members of academic staff from institutional decision-making processes.

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LRB · Stefan Collini · Sold Out: The Costs of University Privatisation

LRB · Stefan Collini · Sold Out: The Costs of University Privatisation | University and Higher Education Systems Research | Scoop.it

Everyone, including those who are being cowed by their local variant of the pragmatist in a suit, may be interested to learn from these two exceptionally well-informed books just how far-reaching are the changes now under way in British (or at least English) higher education:


Everything for Sale? The Marketisation of UK Higher Education by Roger Brown, with Helen Carasso
Routledge, 235 pp, £26.99.  The Great University Gamble: Money, Markets and the Future of Higher Education by Andrew McGettigan
Pluto, 215 pp, £16.99.


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Inside Higher Ed | Weekly Newsletter

Inside Higher Ed | Weekly Newsletter | University and Higher Education Systems Research | Scoop.it

Articles on Inside Higher Ed's site this week (to July 22) highlighted one university's decision to "pause" its much-hyped experiment with low-cost online courses, a former governor's efforts to restrict public colleges' teaching of a controversial historian's work, and the spread of massive open online courses to states through no-bid contracts.

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The Great University Gamble: Money, Markets and the Future of Higher Education by Andrew McGettigan

The Great University Gamble: Money, Markets and the Future of Higher Education by Andrew McGettigan | University and Higher Education Systems Research | Scoop.it
Joanna Williams seeks more context in this political and economic analysis of sector finance
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UK higher education: let's not follow the leader but develop our own vision

UK higher education: let's not follow the leader but develop our own vision | University and Higher Education Systems Research | Scoop.it
UK universities need an alternative to the US technology meme that says higher education is broken, says Saint John Walker
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Management and administration | Higher Education Network | The Guardian

Management and administration | Higher Education Network | The Guardian | University and Higher Education Systems Research | Scoop.it
Latest news and comment on Management and administration from the Guardian
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Everything for Sale? The Marketisation of UK Higher Education

Everything for Sale? The Marketisation of UK Higher Education | University and Higher Education Systems Research | Scoop.it
The marketisation of higher education is a growing worldwide trend. Increasingly, market steering is replacing or supplementing government steering.
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The Future Is Now: 15 Innovations to Watch For

The Future Is Now: 15 Innovations to Watch For | University and Higher Education Systems Research | Scoop.it
The next three years hold out the prospect of transforming the higher-education experience in positive ways.
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The postgraduate funding problem and three possible solutions

The postgraduate funding problem and three possible solutions | University and Higher Education Systems Research | Scoop.it
Existing routes into postgrad study need refreshing if we're to sustain our world-class academic workforce, says Bob Burgess
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Four future scenarios for higher education - CERI

Four future scenarios for higher education - CERI | University and Higher Education Systems Research | Scoop.it

What plays out in the future often depends upon decisions taken today, particularly as the passage of time narrows the room for manoeuvre of different players. Hence the importance of factoring the long term into decision-making in higher education. This paper presents four scenarios for higher education systems developed by the OECD Secretariat as part of its ongoing project on the future of higher education.

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Is This the Death of the University? Knowledge Production and Distribution in the Disintermediation Era

Is This the Death of the University? Knowledge Production and Distribution in the Disintermediation Era | University and Higher Education Systems Research | Scoop.it

Introduction. Opening Education: More an academic necessity than an intellectual game

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