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Universities under Scrutiny [microform] / William Taylor
Bib ID 5480557
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Author
Taylor, William
 
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1987 
117 p. 
ISBN 9789264129221
9264129227
Summary

This report is intended to stimulate discussion among and within the 18 countries comprising the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) about recent, current and future changes in the role and functions of their universities. Of particular concern are difficulties associated with preparing, legislating, and implementing policy. Ten main functions that universities fulfill in OECD countries are identified, based on mission statements. The influence of economic, social, and political factors on the roles of universities is also addressed. To clarify current problems of universities in OECD countries, the way the higher education system came into being, particularly since 1960, is discussed, along with the development of nonuniversity higher education during these decades. Additional issues considered include: access and participation in higher education, the age and sex of students, part-time enrollments, undergraduate and postgraduate curricula, nontraditional curricula, the research role of universities and external and industrial support for research, universities and the economy, the age structure of the academic profession, tenure and conditions of service for faculty, quality in higher education, and tasks for the future. (SW)

Notes

Availability: OECD Publication and Information Centre, 1750 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 1207, Washington, DC 20006-4582.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects College Curriculum.  |  College Role.  |  Economic Factors.  |  Educational Policy.  |  Educational Quality.  |  Foreign Countries.  |  Higher Education.  |  Institutional Mission.  |  Mission Statements.  |  Research Projects.  |  Research Universities.  |  Teaching Conditions.  |  Teaching (Occupation)  |  Organisation for Economic Cooperation Development
Form/genre Reports, Descriptive.
Other authors/contributors Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France)
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