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Assessment, evaluation and improvement of university council performance

Armstrong, Anona and Unger, Zita (2009) Assessment, evaluation and improvement of university council performance. Evaluation journal of Australasia, 9 (1). pp. 46-54. ISSN 1035-719X

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Abstract

Higher education is the third-biggest export industry in Australia. Hence, the quality of the governance of educational institutions is of major concern to the Australian Government. Although evaluation of board performance is now used widely in both the private and public sectors, little attention has been given to its application in university contexts. This article addresses this gap. It describes a comparative analysis of various criteria used to conduct board assessments with a framework developed in Australia to guide evaluation of a university council’s performance. In particular, it describes the components of the University Council Assessment Questionnaire. This article concludes by making some recommendations about how the use of assessment can contribute to improving a council’s performance.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID17746. higher education, governance of educational institutions, university governance, board performance, board assessments, university council, university council performance, national governance protocols, university boards, decision making in higher education, best practice, council’s performance, university assessment, Australian, Australia
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for International Corporate Governance Research
SEO Classification > 9104 Management and Productivity
FOR Classification > 1301 Education Systems
FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2011 06:42
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2014 03:36
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/4122
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