HEFCE’s ‘Revised operating model for quality assessment’ requires governing bodies to provide assurances on the quality of the student academic experience. In this blog post, Steve Denton, Chief Operating Officer and Registrar at Nottingham Trent University, considers the impact of this requirement on our institutions and their governing bodies.
In his latest blog post, Graham Donelan, University Secretary at Liverpool Hope University, considers the demands on universities to meet the requirements of the growing regulatory information agenda. How much information is too much? And is it really meeting students’ needs?
Ahead of the AHUA’s Spring Conference in April, Andy Shenstone, director of consultancy and business development at the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, looks at some of the key issues facing the governance of the UK’s HE sector. He will be discussing these themes further during a workshop at the conference in Ulster.
How much should governing bodies govern, and how much should they lead? Eamon Mullan, University Secretary at Ulster University, looks at the evolving role of university governing bodies in strategic leadership.
Dr Matthew Andrews, University Secretary and Registrar at the University of Gloucestershire, makes a case for diversity on university boards, and offers advice to those responsible for institutional governance in their efforts to increase diversity across all the protected characteristics.
The Chilcot Report was released earlier this month, examining the circumstances of the UK’s involvement in the 2003 Iraq War. Gerry Webber, University Secretary at Edinburgh Napier University considers the report and the lessons to be learned from it.
Chris Ince, University Secretary at SOAS, University of London, reflects on the collapse of Kids Company and the governance lessons that can be applied to higher education.
Andrew West recently attended the annual conference of the Association of Governing Bodies of Universities and Colleges (AGB) in Washington DC. AGB describes itself as the premier organisation centred on governance in higher education in the USA, thus covering some of the territory filled in the UK by the CUC’s work with the LFHE, alongside AHUA.
Roger Gair, University Secretary at the University of Leeds, explores the involvement of University governors in the regulation of animal research
What is the cost of the Freedom of Information Act to universities? Michaela Boryslawskyj, University Secretary at the University of Huddersfield, considers the impact of FOI and alternative ways universities show transparency and accountability.