The Changing Idea Of University Autonomy

Tapper, E.R. and Salter, B. (1995) The Changing Idea Of University Autonomy. Studies in Higher Education, 20 (1). pp. 59-71. ISSN 0307-5079. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Recent changes in the relationship between the state and the universities have caused many to doubt the continuing aptness of describing British universities as autonomous institutions. However, university autonomy was always exercised within a political context which, to varying degrees, prescribed its boundaries. Furthermore, an analysis of autonomy should maize a distinction between the autonomy of the individual universities and of their academic staff. The argument is that, in the past decade, the link between institutional and individual autonomy within the British university system has been broken. A decline in the autonomy of the dens has been matched by an actual enhancement of the autonomy of the universities as institutions. The state has established parameters which are managed by the funding councils. It is within the framework of these parameters, and the managerial strategies of the finding councils, that the universities note exercise their autonomy.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculties > University wide - Teaching/Research Groups
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: I.T. Ekpo
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2009 15:33
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