It’s that time of year when everyone reviews everything that’s happened in the previous 12 months. I thought therefore that, given how much extraordinary and disturbing news there has been in 2016, it would be an opportunity to look at some of the diversions which have appeared here in Registrarism this year.
That’s my excuse anyway.
But first, let’s consider the more serious and mildly topical material.
By the end of the year, the Green Paper had turned White and then into the Higher Education and Research Bill which, as of now, is in the Lords where it is likely to be amended. As a helpful contribution, I recently offered some thoughts on the treatment of academic standards in the Bill and a few suggestions for amendment
Governance challenges have been very much in the news this year including a particularly high profile crisis in the USA. Higher education remains an under-researched topic and one worthy of further discussion as noted in this post and this more recent one on Governance with a capital G (rather than just governance).