Antiquated Governance Holds Back Change In Higher Education

February 11th, 2015

Locus of Authority: The Evolution of Faculty Roles in the Governance of Higher Education by William G. Bowen and Eugene M. Tobin

This book uses case studies of four institutions—the University of California, Princeton University, Macalester College, and the City University of New York—to argue that many issues facing today’s colleges and universities are exacerbated by an antiquated system of governance that must change. Bowen and Tobin highlight the role of faculty within the governance system and discuss if higher education institutions have what it takes to reform effectively.

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